Am I Home Yet?

I know I have not made an entry here in over a month, but I’ve been busy! It sure would be nice to be able to stay at home for a few days and begin to settle in here in Tallahassee. Here is a brief recount of the past couple of months:

April 5th – Drove to Evansville to pick David up for Easter weekend.

April 9th – Drove back to Evansville to take David back to college.

April 11th – Drove to Tallahassee, Florida

April 12th – Bill’s job interview in Tallahassee

April 13th – Drove to Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida

April 14th – Home again to north Alabama

April 18th – Bill received the job offer, but had to wait for all forms to be processed before giving notice.

April 19th – Bill accepted the job offer in Tallahassee.

April 30th – I drove to Tallahassee, looked at a lot of houses and apartments to rent, settled on one apartment complex and came home on May 3rd.

May 1st – Bill gave two weeks notice at his current job.

May 5th – Drove to Evansville to bring David home for the summer.

May 10th – Son-in-law (Shawn) received a promotion and notice that his new job was in Albany , Georgia.

May 11th – David went to Kat’s to help her pack up her apartment.

May 13th – Shawn left for Albany, Georgia, to begin his new job the next day.

May 14th – Kat arrived, with Miss Munchkin and their cat in tow, to stay with us until we go to Tallahassee.

May 15th – Bill’s last day at work.

May 17th – Picked up the moving truck.

May 18th – Loaded the moving truck. Discovered that the a/c system on my van was not working properly. Left it at the dealer so they could order the parts and fix it. Picked up a rental van to drive for the duration.

May 19th – Finished loading the truck. Went to the Hobo Dance and stayed up way too late considering how early we had to leave in the morning.

May 20th – Drove to Tallahassee. Shawn arrived in the evening to pick up Kat & Miss Munchkin. We kept their cat.

May 21st – Unloaded the truck.

May 23rd – Bill began his new job.

May 25th – I drove back to north AL to return the rental van and pick up my van. Drove back that same day (arriving in the wee hours of the next morning). Saw my dad, who had just gotten back from vacation, a vacation he cut short because he wasn’t feeling well.

May 26th – Drove to Albany, Georgia to pick up Kat and Miss Munchkin. Life in a motel was not working out so well with a fifteen-month-old!

May 27th – Received a phone call from my dad that he had had a heart attack and was in the hospital, scheduled for a catheterization on Monday and possible installation of a stint.

May 28th – They were unable to do the stint on my dad as he had too many blockages. By-pass surgery was scheduled for Wednesday.

May 29th – Drove to north Alabama to see my dad before his surgery.

May 30th – Dad’s surgery.

May 31st – Dad moved in to a private room less than 24 hours after the completion of his by-pass surgery. They did a triple by-pass. I visited with him there before heading back to Tallahassee; he was doing great.

June 2nd – Took Kat to Albany, Georgia, so she and Shawn could go back to north Alabama to move their stuff. Kept Miss Munchkin with us for a few days. Dad called to tell me he was back home, having been released several days early due to how well he was progressing.

June 5th – Drove to Albany to take Miss Munchkin back to her Mommy and Daddy and also to help unload their truck. A long and exhausting day.

June 6th – Today! Slept late. Have done little to nothing. Hopefully I will have more energy tomorrow. There are still boxes to unpack! And things to do! A new life in Tallahassee to begin!

1 Comment

  1. Crystal

    I knew you had done a lot of traveling, but I had no idea it was that much. Thanks for reminding me how easy I have it. Please take it easy. Enjoy your new home in Florida.

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