The plane ride took forever. My stomach felt like it was up in my throat. I tried to just sit back and relax. The time would pass soon enough. I was excited and nervous at the same time. I was looking forward to starting over again. You see, I get a fresh start every 3 years.
My husband is in the military, and we have to move every 2-3 years. We have moved to two different bases not including this new one in Spokane. I’ve come to enjoy this metaphorical “RESET” every few years. At the same time, I’m sad about the friends that I leave behind. If they are truly my friends, I will see them again at some point.
I met the hubs at the airport where we went straight to the house that we had been stalking for months online. He had seen it last week, but wanted to wait until I saw it and agreed that we should sign on it. I LOVED it. It was built in 1930, and it needs A LOT of work, but I think we are up for it. Let’s just say that I foresee a lot of “home improvement” weekends.
This is actually our first house bought together as a couple. We lived together in Tucson before Germany, but Steve bought that house before I moved in with him. In Germany, we rented. This will actually be OUR house. I’m so excited to decorate. I might need some help from you guys! More pics to come!
After seeing the house, we ventured out into town to find a restaurant. We ended up finding this little bistro called Sage. It turns out that the head chef has celiac’s disease, and most of the menu items also had a gluten free option. Plus, GLUTEN FREE BEER!!! Plus, the owner grew all of his own vegetables for the restaurant! Need I say more? I was a happy, full camper when we left this place. I was starting to feel a little overwhelmed with the house before dinner, but after leaving this place, I had a huge smile on my face. Everything was going to be okay.
Oh, and the hubs picked me up at the airport in my new 2010 Subaru Outback Sport! Eeeek! My last car was a ’93 Honda Civic that caught on fire the week after I moved to Tucson and graduated with my bachelors. We have been sharing a car for the past 4 years. Let’s just say it is a very much needed and welcomed early masters degree present!
I’ve been dreaming of this car for the past few years. I feel so lucky and thankful that the hubs and I can afford a new car and a new house right now! Of course, we will probably be broke with all of the home improvement projects we will be doing once we move in, but I don’t want to think about that right now!
This definitely makes moving to another state (and another country– moving from Germany) without knowing anyone but my husband, a little easier to handle.
I can’t wait to play with it in the mud, and go off-roading with it.
Honestly, all these things don’t really matter if you aren’t a happy person to begin with. The hubs and I are generally happy people, and I really think that we would happy wherever we ended up going. We tend to make the best out of even the weirdest and/or daunting situations.
Here’s to a change in scenery! Who knows what the future may hold. I’m excited nonetheless.
Are you “good” at moving? Or are you perfectly content to stay in the same place for the rest of your life?