My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Our lives are about to be turned upside down...again

Yesterday as I was vegging out on the couch hopped up on Theraflu, hubby came home for dinner with some good bad news - we're moving to San Diego.

This is great news because all of our family is in Southern California, and frankly we could not have hoped for better orders. We'll be getting out of here before the really bad part of winter (read: constantly below zero). And the best part is instead of leaving immediately after we get there, hubby will be around for at least a couple of months before they even consider sending him out for a little boat ride.

The bad part to all of this is I have no idea how we're going to get there. We need to be there by February, and with everyone shutting down for 2 weeks for the holidays, we really only have a month to work on finding a house and getting movers out here. Mentally, I'm still trying to recover from the ordeal that was the last move.

This poor blog has been much neglected lately, and unfortunately there's more neglect in the near future. My main priority right now is to find a house and to get us all on time.

Once I get past the hyperventilating and sheer panic involved with a PCS move, I'm actually quite excited about it. The thing that I'm most excited about is the permanency of this move. Technically, the orders that bought us here for a grand 6 months were "permanent" too, but 6 months is not "permanent" in my book. This time, we're going to be there for a couple of years. My baby is not even a year old, and this is going to be her 3rd address in her 3rd state. The dogs just turned 3, and in their 3 years, they've had 7 addresses in 3 states. I'm so excited that we can finally put down roots, at least for a little while. We can actually attend family gatherings again! I can't wait to be close to all of my friends and family again, and the lovely weather will be a nice change. I won't have to replace my entire wardrobe after all!

I ask for your patience in the coming month - it's going to be crazy and completely insane. If anyone would like to write guest posts or be a blog sitter, I'm all ears!


Shaylyn said...

Congrats on the move and good luck! I can't imagine moving so often. I live next door to where I grew up and in my Great Grandma's house! I think you have to be from tough stock to do what you and your husband do. Good luck and have a great holiday.

Rhonda Parker said...

Hi Rita ~ I'm so happy for you, that you'll get to be close to family... I live in Northern CA, and I love it here... the only negative I can think of is no CVS. :) Please, take care of yourself and get all better, and don't worry so much about the blog... I'm sure I speak for all of your faithful readers when I say "we love your blog" but family is more important! I say CONGRATULATIONS.

Rita @ My Precious Pennies said...

Well...actually...CVS does exist in Southern California. I thought I was dreaming when they showed up on the store finder, and I even called my mother-in-law and my best friend to check, and apparently they are ALL over the place now there.

My only regret about leaving this frozen hell was to part from my CVS, but now that I know there are even MORE CVSs down there, I can't wait to get out of here!

Vera said...

I am so excited for you.
As I also have been battling the crud for over a week, the thought of temperatures above freezing and sunshine in the sky seems like heaven to me. Feel better soon.

kd said...

Yay! I was born & raised in SD, although I don't live there now. I'm so excited for you! I know there are some CVS stores in San Diego, but in truth there aren't any that are convenient to where my mom now lives in SD proper. I think with CVS having bought out Longs that will change (I heard after February, good news for you!).

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