Monday, February 21, 2011


Sorry about the long wait, and sorry this isn't a very deep blog, but I simply don't have time! :)

Last I mentioned, we were moving to Alaska for a job that Jeff found there. Well, I dropped him off at the airport yesterday morning and he's there now. He'll be starting on Wednesday. Over the last 2 weeks +, we've been busy packing up the house. Getting a 4 bedroom house to fit into a 1 bedroom apartment is going to be the trick!

We got a storage unit and made 2 loads there, and dropped off alot at Goodwill, and threw away the rest. I'm still going through everything but it's alot less now. I have the moving company estimator guy coming tomorrow to estimate the weight we're bringing, so we (and they) have an idea of how much we're moving. Then I should be able to schedule them to come in and move everything. I'm desperately hoping it'll be this week, but if not, next week at the latest, because my flight is on Friday, March 4th! YAY!

Jeff and I haven't been apart for this long ever since we got married, so it's pretty tough. Especially since I don't really feel nearly as safe in our house, when I'm alone. We're also giving our dog to my parents-in-law on Saturday, so we don't have to worry about him, but then I'll be even more alone. LOL, but I'll be ok. I'm already counting the days until I'm up there with Jeff. I can't wait!

I'll be back here to blog more, I promise!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We're moving!

I know it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been on here, but I have an excellent excuse.  I’ve been working hard on packing up our four bedroom house to fit into an apartment in Alaska.

That’s right! Jeff got the job in Alaska and we’ll be moving there shortly. He’ll be leaving around the 14th and I’ll be leaving around the 28th or 1st of March. We’re both really excited about this change. The company he’ll be working for has an excellent re-location package and will ship all of our belongings to our new town. We’ve both been doing a lot of sorting through our belongings to decide what stays in storage here, what goes into the garbage and what we’re taking with us. We’ve sold a few things which have really helped money-wise. And I bought 30 boxes from someone on craigslist last night for $10. Not too shabby I think!

I haven’t been doing well with eating lately though. I think we’re both on a kick, where we know these restaurants will not be in the town we’re going to, so we’re going to them one last time while we’re still here, and it’s not helping with the eating strategy very well. We’ve both discussed it and are going to try to eat healthier, even though we will be at these restaurants. There’s no reason we can’t order less, or something better for us.

Exercise has all been the packing we’ve been doing. Since Jeff’s leaving by the 14th and I want to have as much done in the house as we can so that there’s not as much for me to do by myself, so I’ve been going all gung-ho on cleaning up. Wish us luck! 

The best part is there is internet up where we’re going (It is slower though) so I’ll be able to get on SP regularly, hopefully. Jeff and I are planning on having a family blog so our family and friends will be able to see what we’re up to. Can’t wait!