Those are words that I never thought would come out of my mouth.
Col. Sew Fab applied for his dream job which just happened to be in Fresno, California and he got the job. He's going to be the guy in charge of an F-15 squadron AND he'll get to start flying again!
Sooooo.....that means we'll be packing up 2 houses (our house on the military base and our "real" house in Destin).....one quilt shop.....and heading off for a 4 day cross country road trip sometime at the end of June or beginning of July with 5 pets. We're leaving the beach and heading to the desert. Sounds like quite an adventure, doesn't it?!
Now that I've had a few days to adjust to this news and the shock is starting to wear off and the room is no longer spinning I'm starting to have all sorts of random thoughts and questions popping up in my head......
-There aren't Waffle Houses in California, are there?
-We'll be living in the Pacific Time Zone.
-There won't be hurricanes in Fresno.
-What the heck is Trader Joes? I hear about this magical, wonderful place from people on Twitter and Facebook but I have no idea what it is. But everyone seems to love it.
-Will people look at me funny if I say "y'all" in California?
-There's a marathon in Fresno in November. I think I'll sign up.
-I just bought a large jar of mayonnaise last week. Will we be able to finish it before we move?
-Oooohhhhh......we'll be near wine country!
-Uh oh......we have about 6 months worth of work to do in 2 months.
And the rest of the time my mind is like one of those fuzzy screens you see on your t.v. when the cable goes out.
But wait! I forgot to tell you the BEST part! I'm going to get a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy! So who cares that we have to pick up our lives on short notice and move to the other side of the country because I'm going to get a puppy!!! That was the deal - if he gets the job, I get a mini-Emma to love and hug and kiss and squeeze and hopefully Emma will teach it everything she knows about how to be EMMA!
Soooooo......if you know anything about central California please tell me! We'll be heading off to Fresno this weekend to look for a place to live and it will be my first time there. It's kind of crazy that I'm about to move to a city that I've NEVER even been to! So tell me all about it if you know something!
P.S. As you can imagine the shop will be closed for a couple of weeks this summer as we move. And it will also be closed at the end of this week and for most of next week as we travel to Cali to look for a place to live.