We are at T minus two and counting. On Tuesday, hopefully at 6 am CDT, we will pull out of our driveway heading to Kissimmee, Florida with about two tons of stuff we will self-deliver to our new home. That afternoon, at 5 pm, we will do a final walk-through prior to signing the paperwork on Wednesday morning. Over the following ten-days our lives will be in constant turmoil as we begin to settle into one new place but have to return to what has been our home for the last 25-years to finish the packing out and moving of all the stuff one accumulates over a lifetime. That is a lot of stuff.
We will miss the friendships we’ve made, but thanks to modern communication and reasonable road conditions they will not be that far away. We will have to adjust to a new home and new expectations. Hopefully, we are not so old as to be unwilling and unable to do so.
Personally, I will miss the professional community of Air Force Special Operations whose values I have made my own and have hopefully made some small contribution to ensuring the next generation will not be faced with the choices we were when I was younger.
This move will be hardest on my wife, as her life is intertwined with the friendships she has made and the adaptations that must come with such a radical transition from what is comfortable to the unknown.
Wish us luck.
See you when I resume blogging sometime in July(ish).