Friday, June 13, 2008

The Complete Moving Story

OK, I've finished up with classes, planned and executed the end-of-year Seminary scripture chase activity, ditto Seminary Graduation, written and presented my final Sacrament Meeting Talk, been around turning in keys, library materials and supplies, and am down to 2 days of proctoring finals (oh, and I still have to pack). But I'm feeling some relief and have some time to post an update on our moving plans!! They haven't been really finalized until quite recently. But DH has accepted a job back in the States, so we are moving to....

South Carolina!!

I'm very thrilled with this decision, since we will be close[r] to my parents, who I haven't seen in several years. It's a very nice community close to Charleston, and I hear that housing is affordable right now. The one thing I'm not thrilled about is gas prices. Gasoline here is about 21 cents per gallon. Yup, 21 cents. But then again, women aren't allowed to drive here, so I guess that is the trade-off. I'll be going to a place I can legally drive, but won't be able to afford road trips. Bummer.

My plans for myself are to enjoy my summer sitting around the pool and getting a tan, working out at the gym, losing 10 pounds, jetting off to a few conferences, vacationing in the mountains and at the beach, setting up a new household and replacing all the essentials I had to get rid of when we moved to Saudi--in short, living the cushy life of a suburban housewife.

Then I have a few writing projects I'm hoping to finish up. But no pressure. I DO NOT plan on: Getting a job, getting pregnant, any of my children getting pregnant, having my older children move back home, getting called as the early morning Seminary teacher.

The plane takes off June 21, 1:00 AM!!


Maraiya said...

Dang! I was hoping for Oregon! Yeah, and the gas prices, you still won't be driving here anyway but maybe it's comfort to know you legally could, you'd just have to take out a small loan for the gas. Or sleep with someone. Take your pick.

Congrats on moving nearer to your family. I often miss mine. Of course, there are the moments we contemplate moving to Maine, but in all, I think it's good.

ESO said...

BIV--I've been wondering where you were going. Your plan sound spectacular! Your timing to buy a house is probably perfect. I hope the whole family enjoys the move.

Kalola said...

I am so excited for you and your family. If you listen closely, you can hear Simon & Garfunkel singing "Homeward Bound."

Mark IV said...

That's terrific news, Bored. Charleston is a very cool place, and just think - you're getting there just in time for hurricane season! Are you planning to be out Utah way around the first of August?

I you ever decide to have a low country boil, email me and I'll be there.

Bored in Vernal said...

oh, yes, there must be a low country boil. I'll let y'all know.

I'll be at Sunstone in August, too.

Anonymous said...

I am moving back home in December. You better plan for that ahead. Ha ha ha. I mean, really, you don't honestly think I'll try to get a JOB after graduating college or anything? Let's be serious :)


marta said...

glad you're moving closer to home. is anyone hosting a bloggersnacker before, during or after the symposium? maybe we could get annegb to come.