Sunday, June 29, 2008

Here in Tennessee

So here we are in Tennessee. We got here last Tuesday. Jimmy starts his new job tomorrow. His boss in Charleston gave him a number to call for a job. The number belongs to a guy that owns 6 or 7 bodyshops around the area. Apparently, Jimmy's boss in Charleston gave such a high review that the main guy was all ready to hire Jimmy. He talked to the VP, then the manager at the bodyshop. He went in Thursday and talked to the manager and was hired on the spot. However, he'll have a commute, which we knew would happen with us being out in the middle of no where. LOL

For now, Korinne, Jackson and I are sleeping in the spare bedroom at my in-laws. Jimmy, Jay and Justin are sleeping in the camper outside my in-law's. We're looking for a home to rent. We don't want to rush into an apartment we'll be unhappy in. And his Dad doesn't want us to rush into anything. The town we're in is full of Jimmy's relatives. So they're all looking for a home for us. What's really weird for me is that these people that have never met me are so accepting and loving towards me. And the kids. Like they've known me all my life. It's surreal to me not having my own relatives accept me. LOL

I can honestly say, I feel at home here. Oh I admit, I was freaking out the first couple of days being out of a city and near no one I know. But then I realized, I love not having neighbors so close. I want to be here. I do miss having Jimmy in bed with me at night. I can't wait til we have our own home and we can sleep together again. LOL

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Busy, busy, busy

Wow it has been a LONG time since I last posted. Since then, we've recieved our supplement check from the government and have been making arrangements to move. We're now down to 2 weeks before we head out. I never realized how much crap we all have. Before when we'd move, we were just moving across town somewhere, so I could just throw whatever into boxes and go. Now, I have to plan carefully on the packing. I've moved out of state before, but not as an adult, having to do it myself. It's a bit overwhelming. LOL

School is now over. Both boys passed. Thankfully. I had no doubts about Justin, but it was touch and go for Jay for a bit. I've already learned what I need as far as school stuff to take with us. I went in yesterday to the ped's office and filled out the paperwork to get all of their medical records. I took Jackson yesterday to the allergist's to get new prescriptions. And he has an appointment Thursday with the neurologist. Just some last minute appointments before we get to Tennessee and I have to basically start all over.

That's tiring itself. Now I just have to finish packing. I've enlisted the kids help whether they like it or not. LOL We pick up the truck on the 20th, so I have until then to get everything packed.

I am so gonna miss all of you. I know I'll be put on the...what is it...ex-pat list...or something like that. I promise to keep in touch whenever we get settled and I have my puter back up.