Friday, November 21, 2008

T minus 1


Moving. Tomorrow. Yuck.
I really have been meaning to record this part of our life...you know, the technical part. But between friends that are here, friends on the phone, friends that are experiencing the SAME thing, and my dear, patient, ever ready to lend an ear family, I have told the story so many times I just can't find the energy to TYPE IT OUT. The short version (skipping the sad and painful parts) is this: the company Dave worked for was acquired. He works for the new people and his new office is an hour away from our current abode. This lease is up, we are moving closer. Moving for the third time in 1 1/2 years. New apartment is small. (interesting side note...we keep decreasing in square footage: House in KC=2200 Portland=1560 Houston#1=1300 Houston#2-1160 AHH!) New lease is only 3 months. Thank goodness.
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I don't love the technical side of things. But where one door closes, new and exciting doors open. I truly hope and look forward to this spring which promises to bring changes I can get happy about. And in the meantime, I am packing boxes once more and dreaming about all the things I will cook for Thanksgiving, and how I will decorate my table. I am scrubbing down this apartment right now, but arranging the Christmas tree decor in my head and thinking about traveling home for the holidays. And when I get to that tiny apartment we will call home for 3 months, with its boring white appliances and checkered vinyl kitchen floor, I will be thinking about all the beautiful colors and surfaces I would choose for my own house.
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Sometimes setbacks highlight all the things in which we have to be grateful. (or is it just Thanksgiving time?) Either way, I feel watched over. We're healthy. Our family is growing. I love my husband. Really, really love him. I feel secure in this financially crazy time. And I have pretty awesome friends, all over the country.

13 comments:

Lora said...

Tara you are really amazing. I love your strength and perspective! For selfish reasons I'm glad you'll be in Houston at least 3 more months. We would love to have you over when we return! Good luck with the move!!

Jill Revell said...

You are so tough, Hang in there! We are going to miss having you guys so close but we are glad that you aren't moving too far from us. PLEASE let me watch the kiddo's tomorrow while you getting everything moved :) Allie would love to have them over.

Brandon & Natalie said...

Oh Tara, we love you, you are such a strong woman!!! Its strange to feel so connected to someone that I have spent so little time with, but I think we are kindred spirits... our prayers are with you & Dave, I hope this works out -- for both of us!!!

Knowles Family said...

Oh, how we feel your pain! The roller coaster never seems to end here, at the heart of it all! I spend my daydreaming doing the same things! It's hard to stay in the here-and-now when you feel you have no control over it. We hope you find happiness in these next few phases, and lots of success!
And by the way, the "temporary" place we've been renting (for a year now) is only 1040 square feet! I still refuse to unpack anyhing we don't need (including pictures, decor, etc.) because I'm in denial that we will stay here!
Again, how we feel your pain!!!
Good luck!

Lisa said...

Oh, Tara I had no idea this was going on and that you were moving again! I feel for you, moving is not fun. Packing is not fun. Temporary living is not fun. Hang in there. Three months will fly by- especially with the holidays.

meg said...

I am so glad to hear what's been going on, 'cuz I've been a-wondering. Sad for your new place, but if there's ANYONE that can turn nothin' into somethin' - ITS YOU!! Good luck!

Bailey Family said...

Hang in there Tara. You will look back at these moments and they will be fond memories...a means to an END. Life is like a "choose your ending" story. You are on one path, then something changes and you are on a different path, then something else changes! I hope this new path will lead your family back to Kansas City! Your family is in our prayers. I know the Lord is mindful of you and your family...keep the faith and find joy in the journey. Love ya!

dixonfamily said...

Well, all I have to say is you're awesome! I'm sorry that things haven't quite gone to plan for you and Dave, but then if they always did, think of all the great things we'd miss out on. It's nice to know that someone else is in charge and wants us to be happy. We'll be praying for you guys. Good luck wtih the move. We need to plan a time to get together in the next few months. Love ya!!

Missy said...

You are incredible. I've missed your posts, but now I know why...good luck with the move. And please post pictures b/c if anyone could make a cardboard box look beautiful it would be YOU.

Christy said...

we are so sad you guys moved!!! but 30 minutes isn't so bad, we'll definitely still have to get together. you are STRONG. and as you already know i'm sure, things are going to work out for the best.

Isaura said...

tara, i feel your pain. and if your biggest worry is a boring, ugly kitchen, i think you'll be ok ;)
where in Houston are you guys headed to?

Rapp Family said...

What a great attitude you have Tara. I'm sorry you have to go through all the work of moving, but it's good to look toward the exciting times ahead of you. I hope you're feeling well with your pregnancy. You look fabulous in the pictures on your previous post. You are so fashionable. Thanks for the recipes on another post. I'm so excited to try them. You are amazing and we miss you. Jonah still does the spider man thing after spending the day at McDonalds with Zach. So cute! I hope we get to see you around Christmas time. We're not going anywhere, but I'm not sure if you're coming here.

kat and jason said...

so this is what you have been up to. i've been wondering where you were/ jobs/ etc. did the job in kc ever pan out?? i'm sorry about the move---yet another. you are a good trooper and are awesome by the way. we'll have to talk in a bit---lots to catch up on!! hang in there---life will be normal again.......someday.