When we get a little frustrated, we've talked about leaving sooner than next summer, but he has always maintained that we needed to at least wait till after the first of the year. Imagine my surprise when he called me very early one morning when I was in Texas to say he'd been thinking a lot about it and was planning to go into work and give his notice! Why not leave now?! What's keeping us from going? Now these are the things that I usually say, so it was a shock to hear them from him all of a sudden! I said, "I won't believe it till you call me back and tell me you've done it!" Sure enough, a few hours later, he called back and said it was done. Wowie! I have a big radio pledge drive coming up October 9 so I told him I could not leave till after that was finalized. Suddenly we are planning a big change!
I am crazy excited and also a little anxious about the fact that we now have about a month to take care of a major move from remote Alaska to Texas, all the while both of us are very busy at work. But we can do it, right?! More on all that later!
I am usually pretty sad to leave the kids behind but this time it didn't feel like such a big deal. We'll be back soon!