Thursday, July 18, 2013

Back to the Heartland of America

Turf received an email this morning telling him that he got the job! He will be doing business strategy in San Antonio. And they want him to start September 9th. SEPTEMBER 9TH.
Holy cow.
There is a lot of paperwork for him to do and a lot of offices for it to process through in a very short amount of time to make that happen. More than likely he will be starting in late September, but this means we also have a lot to do to get our behinds out of Okinawa. Selling things we don't want to take with us, checking out of our apartment, getting plane tickets, getting Boomer home (the dog has really been the toughest part!). He is so dang big, tall, long, heavy....that getting him on a plane as baggage with me is difficult, as most of the airlines have a weight limit of 100lbs- HA! yeah right! It is also summer time and the airlines have a heat embargo for summer travel for pets. Luckily if you are moving on PCS orders they make an exception. At this point, we aren't sure if we will be able to take him as baggage, so he may have to go on his own Cargo flight. Hello $4000 price tag. This mutt is expensive.
I am so excited that Turf got this job. Thrilled that he will be doing something he loves, he has earned it. Happy to be coming home after almost 3 years.
Us leaving means that I will no longer have a job. No more teaching until after the baby is born. After last year, I really wanted to start a new year with a fresh batch of firsties. I love the beginning of the school year: new backpacks, lunch boxes, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, sweet little incomprehensible writings that soon develop into actual stories. Each summer I nerd out on new ideas. They have already been coming to me this summer, but will have to be put on hold until I can go back to work. My heart is in teaching, and I will seriously miss it!
We will be in Oregon at some point before we head to San Antonio, so I am hoping to see everyone then. So here we go, let the whirlwind of moving begin!


  1. Yay!!!!! thats so exciting! Everything will get done in time and it will be amazing :)

  2. Woohoo! So exciting for you guys! Good luck, everything will be great. And I now know NEVER to travel with an animal, holy smokes!