December 29, 2010
As 2010 moves on, my family and I will have ended our most mobile year. We began the year living in Michigan, where my husband was working on a long term project for a client. His firm offered us a terrific opportunity to relocate from New York to Texas.
We packed our bags in Michigan, unloaded and reloaded everything in New York. Gave away lots of stuff, sold our house and put the remaining stuff into storage. Loaded one car on a UHaul auto transport and towed it to Texas.
On the way, we visited with family and the UHaul repair mechanic, lived in hotels, dodged a tropical storm, and got a scenic detour due to closure of the interstate in East Texas. Not to mention all the money we spent with Amazon and iTunes to refill our iPods with new media for the trip.
While we looked for a new home here in Houston, we got reacquainted with apartment life. I rediscovered the knowledge that I need the stove needs to vent outside not back into the kitchen.
After three months of looking, we found the house for us. We move into our new home on New Year's Eve, just in time to celebrate the New Year. Our new home has the perfect kitchen for cooking, togetherness and celebrations. I can't wait to move in and start a pot of black-eyed peas for good luck!
More joys came our way this year. We visited all five of the Great Lakes, celebrated our 20th anniversary and our daughter's 11th birthday at Niagara Falls. Our son finally grew taller than his Dad...he past me by several years ago. And I celebrated my fifth anniversary of being cancer free.
It has been a joyously full year for us, full of travel and good health, transitions, old and new homes, friendships and family connections celebrated and reaffirmed.