Browsing All posts tagged under »The Move«


August 4, 2011


There’s always a story. You’ve heard people start to tell you a story and then say, “you probably don’t want to know because it’s complicated.”  They want to tell you the story.  They want you to ask them for the story. Those stories are simple stories with no earned drama.  The drama is in getting […]

The Next Three Days

August 2, 2011


We’re down to three days.  Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. Then, we’re gone. Three of us.  Three days. One dog.  One car. We’re thankful to be leaving. We’re thankful to have you following. Hopefully our escape won’t be as exciting as Russell Crowe breaking his wife out of prison in the movie above. Although, hmm…  

Pretty Pathetic

August 1, 2011


We remarked on it when we first started packing. It all came down to a few tiny boxes.  That’s all she had left. She had a small tin box of plastic toys. She had a few puzzles. She had a box of dress-up clothes and costumes. She had the art supplies. It was that small […]

Natural Disasters

July 31, 2011


I have a history. When I leave a place, a natural disaster strikes. Left Corpus Christi the summer 1980.  Hurricane Allen struck that fall. Left Houston the summer 1983.  Hurricane Alicia struck that fall. Left San Francisco Bay Area in 1987.  The great earthquake of 1989 struck. Left south Florida in 1992.  Hurricane Andrew struck […]

One Week

July 29, 2011


Next Friday we leave. It will be our 1st Never-Annual Gumball 3000 Coast-To-Coast Rally Reverse. 1 Car.  3000 miles. You can follow “live” here by checking on the blog for my “potentially daily” updates on the sights and sounds of the journey. I’ll give fantastically interesting accounts of our gas consumption, mileage, and gustatory selections. […]

Buying Boxes

July 28, 2011


When we first had the movers come to give estimates, I was a little shocked at the sticker price. A 3000 mile move was going to cost between $7000 and $9000. If we wanted people to come the day before and box up our life for us, it was going to cost an additional $3000 […]

Seventy Miles Makes All The Difference

July 16, 2011


We started stay-cations as a way to get out of the house and enjoy our lives. Escape an hour this way or two hours that way. This time we went seventy miles. There’s something strange that happens the second you move an hour out of the area. Things seem a bit more normal. You can […]