23 April 2010

What's left...

We have just over 8 weeks left in Juneau.

I have 3 accounting assignments, 2 accounting quizzes, 4 economics assignments, 15 (or so) photography assignments and 3 final exams before I can even start to think about moving.

We have found a Coast Guard family of six to rent our home.

We found out it would cost $3000 to sell our truck...or $2400 to ship it to Oahu,
so we are shipping our Expedition to Honolulu on our own dollar. (the coast guard will only pay to ship one vehicle).

We will be down to one car in about 3 weeks...when we ship my van off to Hawaii.

We decided that it would be best to sell our boat...and we are sad.

We have our plane tickets to Oahu.
We leave on the 22nd of June and fly straight to Honolulu (via Seattle).

We got the ok from Darwin's command to take leave from July 3rd - 23rd.  We don't have those plane tickets (which they are paying for) but we will be somewhere in Idaho/Utah/Wyoming (maybe??) during those dates...
(This is one of those things I will think about after I am free from the homework monster)

We need to have a garage sale...bad.

I hate garage sales.

Darwin and Caleb are out on a boy scout campout this evening and I am up late, trying not to think too much about all this moving stuff.  I need to, but it just doesn't seem very real to me yet.  I'm sorry...mostly to myself...that I haven't been very good at keeping up with this blog.  I've had a pretty consuming semester this time around and have been pretty stressed.  I won't be able to take any classes this summer, and that is probably ok.  I have signed up for 9 credits in the Fall and am going to finish my degree via online classes within the next 3 semesters.  I will be taking the second half of the Accounting class I am in this semester in the fall, along with an English class (Technical Report Writing) and a computer spreadsheet class.  It was only supposed to take three years, but moving has thrown a wrench in several of our plans.

I know this move will be good, and I am excited for the new adventure...but as I have said before, "I like moving around and experiencing new things...I don't like actual moving."  Many things have been quickly taken care of for us that we were not anticipating, and it has been a great weight off of my mind to know that God isn't necessarily going to make this easy, but he has made it easier than I thought it was going to be.  I'm really glad he's in charge...He always seems to know what is best for us, even if at first it doesn't seem like the best idea. =)

I could write lots more stuff, now that the house is silent and I don't have a warm body to sleep with tonight, but it is midnight and I need to get going.  I'll try harder to just mention stuff on here now and again so I don't get so far behind.

and by the way...

Brooklin got an early birthday presents today.

We let her get contacts!

1 comment:

wyomingerica said...

Melissa, Here is the deal. Please come and visit us in Wyoming. We promise to show you a good time (yellowstone, big horns, small stream fishing, camping, whatever). That way we won't feel too bad when we ask you if we can come visit you in Paradise. (we are really wanting to take the family there next year, 2011)