Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Confirmation that I didn't fall completely into a black hole

It turns out I did not fall into a black hole. It was more like a charcoal hole or maybe just brownish black.

This last move may be the MOST stressful thing I have ever done. Don't forget, I've gone through epidural-less birth five times, plus a bonus epidural-full birth, and survived my husband's medical school and his residency and his job as an ER doc. Not to mention no less than THREE other cross country moves with a total of 10 moves (in 6 states) during my 15 years of marriage.

This was still the worst; I'm still not exactly sure why. Hence the self-imposed silence. It took everything I had to hold onto my sanity as we packed, moved, unpacked. Although I can't say I kept an exactly firm grasp; it was more like a loosely held idea of sanity.

But don't worry, this horrible, stress-filled move garnered many funny tales. Like how we got to our new town December 21st, but our Suburban- which began the trip with us driving in it- only arrived last night. Fun times, I tell you, fun times.

Internet.  I know I lived almost 2/3 of my life without it.  I just can't remember how.  It was its arrival last Friday that finally had me see the light out of my information-and-communication-dark hole I'd sequestered myself in all this time.

So, this is a quick "I'm still here" post.  I will post pictures of the house and regale you with tales of our drive soon.  I promise. 

Unless I accidentally fall into a real black hole.

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20 comments:

  1. If you see a black hole walk the other way!

    I am glad you are back. I have missed you. Now you are closer... we need to plan wild girl weekends in Boise... We can eat tots and stuff.

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  2. I'm glad you are sorta OK!

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  3. Nice to see you again! Welcome to the west coast, hope everything is uphill from here for you!

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  4. I am so eager with anticipation you have no idea...in fact, I may just be crying a little right now out of excitement. You have been missed my friend.

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  5. I am so glad you are back. I missed reading your blog.

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  6. Glad you arrived to your new home! Can't wait to hear of all your adventures!

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  7. Glad to see you back doing the things that you love to do. I know the stories but can't wait to read them. Love and miss you

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  8. Whew! Wondered where you were. Welcome back! Bet the tales to come are memorable!

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  9. Well,now! Can't wait to hear all your adventures.

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  10. Oh sweet blog gods...please bless Charlotte, that she will survive to tell us her tales. We love her. Amen.

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  11. I already know you are alive, so all I want are PICTURES!!!

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  12. I was just wondering about your status the other day and am glad you are back!

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  13. ooooohhhhhhh..I'll have the popcorn ready. Can't wait to read about the drama;)

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  14. glad things are calming down! We've been thinking of you all and missing you all! Can't wait to hear more! -Vi

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  15. Even though I've been keeping up with you on FB, I am so glad to see you posting again.

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  16. I am glad you are back. And let me tell you, I have no clue how I lived before the internet. Seriously. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but I mean it.

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  17. Welcome back, you've been desperately missed. But life first, blogging second. Okay, maybe third or fourth, depending.

    Sorry it's been so rough and hope life seems sweeter now because of the contrast!

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  18. Good to hear from you! I checked up on your blog the other day, just because I thought my feed wasn't working correctly or something! Loved the house pictures- good luck settling in.

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  19. Moving is so stressful! I'm sorry this move was so bad. I hope you get settled quickly. I love your house. It is gorgeous! Makes me so excited to someday have one.

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  20. I know the frequent moving has been no picnic--and I'm sorry this last move was such a bear--but as I read these numerous comments, I keep thinking how lucky we all are who have been part of each of your residences. You've accumulated quite a collection of friends. Now that you are back online, you can just maintain all those friends the easy way and never have to move again. Our last move taught us that it's a process we never want to repeat. (Of course, if you ever get an inkling that it might be nice to be back in Utah, I'd love for you to listen to that!)

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