Monday, December 22, 2014

Light Week Ahead...

Family obligations up the wazoo this week, not a lot of time to post, sorry.

The holidays are always extra crazy to begin with, but when it encompasses family several states away, it's even harder. Time is even more precious than normal, and trying to get everything we need/want to do in is even harder than in years passed.

Now, granted, it's better than it was last year, but that's not saying much. This time last year we were a day away from closing on our VA house, and had little tracking information on where our worldly possessions were at that moment in time. We knew we'd be spending Christmas in the new house; what we didn't know is whether we would have beds to sleep on.

Everything worked out, and we only lost a handful of secondary items in the move. The movers showed up on December 24th, and left with an empty trailer at 7 PM. We spent Christmas Eve frantically unpacking the boxes we thought we'd need for getting through the week, and wound up having Christmas Eve dinner at Target...

On the plus side, it's the kind of memory that'll stay with you forever, kind of like a kidney stone...

That is all.


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

And here's an early Christmas present.

http://news.yahoo.com/north-korea-experiencing-severe-internet-200418060.html

Ya know, I'm trying real hard to feel sorry for that country.

Nope. Not workin. They got what was coming to them.

Joseph in IL

Old NFO said...

Heh... THAT is going to stay with you forever... :-)

NotClauswitz said...

I bet you really LOVE where you live now though, and a little hardship produces some swell recollections to antagonize the younger generations later.

Wandering Neurons said...

Absolutely amazing what changes during the course of a year. And you've got a real story to tell on top of it that doesn't involve dead bodies, prison, or "technicolor yawns".

Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah to you and yours!

libertyman said...

A light week is still a long distance -- 1/52nd of a light year, so you have a long journey ahead of you. I hope you are up for it!

In the meantime, think of the changes in the past year! Think how far you have come, grasshopper!

And yes, the memories of a trying Christmas a year ago will stay with you for a long time.

And think of the freedoms you enjoy in your new home.

Best wishes to you and yours, Jay!