It's been a while since my last post. I do intend to keep this blog going and will do so on a regular basis later this summer. Our life has been pretty crazy lately! In April we moved from California to the D.C. Metro area. I've moved several times in my life though it's been 20 years since I did a cross-country move and that was before I was an adult and had to handle the logistics. Man! Trying to move the past 20 years across country is a serious life event - LOL! To be honest, it feels quite weird to not live in California anymore. I graduated high school and college there, have a lot of friends, met my husband and got married there, gained loved ones and lost other loved ones. It's definitely sad to be gone, especially leaving one of the most gorgeous areas in the United States. At the same time I am amazed at how much the D.C. area still feels like home. I mean, I'm having to learn my way around all over again but the pulse, the old friends, my old favorite restaurants and all that are the same. I do like living in this area. It's just so weird to change doctors, my driver's license, my daily patterns, even changing food brands in the grocery store is an adjustment and I can't believe the lack of low fat and low carb foods!
To make this transition even more challenging we had to break the move into two parts. With the start of a new job we had to be here in 2 weeks and didn't have the opportunity to pack up our entire life. So we packed just enough stuff to get us started in a one bedroom apartment, I rented us an apartment online (BTW, never do that!) so that we had a place to come to, and we drove our car with a Uhaul trailer across country. We only agreed to a 3 month lease until we could get here and feel out the area. So in the next 30-45 days we're facing having to go back to California to pack up the rest of our life and close a business; then when we return we'll have to put everything in storage for a month until we can move into an apartment that's more suitable to our tastes. We'll probably sign a year lease on the next apartment since we'll be able to choose it better and while we level out our lives as well as until we sell our house in California. I will be a happy camper when we can get settled in a better apartment, but an even happier camper when we can put some roots down.
This whole experience seems so surreal. That's not necessarily a negative statement. There's been very good things happening because of this move and I'm looking forward to getting back down to the Carolina coast, hiking the Blue Ridge mountains, finishing the Smithsonian as well as reconnecting with more old friends.
Anyhow, the point is, Heinz and I are still here and will continuing to share our LDD experiences, thoughts, and suggestions - once all this craziness is over with! And if you're local we'd love to meet up with you. We're already pretty active in getting to know the local spankos in the area and plan on attending more events next month. Wish us luck as we wrap up the process of moving our lives across country.