[personal profile] bimbap
So I'm in the middle of the first big move I've had in over 10 years. It's a pain in the butt, let me tell you.

We're moving 1800 miles from where I live currently--destination: San Antonio, Texas. I'm excited about it and dreading it at the same time. On the one hand, I'll be closer to my mother and sister, plus the art scene is a little more active. Add in the fact that housing and the cost of living is cheaper, plus there are better job opportunities, and it makes good sense to do this move.

On the other hand, it's Texas. It's darned hot down there, and I'll miss my mountains and forests. :(

Regardless, this move is happening in one month, and I'm swamped with preparations. I have to get my animals situated with the lady that is going to care for them until we find a house, and everything must be packed away, given away, or sold before I go. The task is daunting. I had no idea I had so much junk until I started trying to fit it all into boxes.

Aside from that, I still have to secure the truck rental (we decided to go with Penske over Uhaul--they're cheaper, and the trucks seem to be better maintained), and find a hotel on the way that allows large dogs, as my Amstaff will be making the trip with us. (Yes, that is three people and one obese canine in the front cab of a moving truck. No way I'm making that long of a trip without staying overnight somewhere.) I have a few prospects. I like the idea of staying in Lousiana (mmmm...cajun food), but I don't know yet if that's feasible. Might have to stop sooner, like in Alabama (NOT excited about the idea) instead.

One thing I'm really looking forward to is seeing my mom and sister for the first time in over three years. It's going to be one crazy hen party, with lots of fabulous, home-cooked Mexican food, more booze than I can probably handle, and the menfolk trying to hide from the three of us. XD
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