Saturday, July 2, 2011

Carless and Homeless

We are officially on our way, there is no turning back now.  We have no home to return to or car to drive...Now it's happening, for real!

Eric and I are currently in Portland, Oregon.  We made it out of Austin yesterday, 5 suitcases and 2 backpacks full of stuff, our life really.  The last week is a blur.  The gravity of this move hasn't quite set in yet.  I know this for sure, we can't back out because we wouldn't have any place to return to.  Our renters moved in already and both cars are gone. 

Good bye house!

It's really empty!

The next two weeks are a much needed break for both of us.  Last night at dinner we decided that this move has been happening since last September when we were initially approached.  The pace of our life has significantly sped up since then.  We have decided that there are few things that are more stressful than literally moving to the other side of the world.  This move has been harder than my surgery, seriously.  The move just continued to drag on, an unrelenting to do list.  Every night for months something else to do.  No rest.  No time to heal.  No time for anything except moving...

Now it's time for vacation.  VACATION.  What's that?!??  No work and lots of rest.  Looking forward to spending time with our best friends, being outdoors, whale watching, drinking beer and wine, laughing, exploring, healing and finally, arriving in our new home, Penang! 


1 comment:

  1. I totally understand being in limbo! It is so weird to have no cars and someone else living in your house, with only the promise of having somewhere to live on the other side of the world. Well, from one who's just done it, we're here now, and it is beautiful! We're no longer homeless and can hardly believe that we get to live on this tropical island for a few years! Can't wait to see you soon. Enjoy the rest of your time in the USA and enjoy American breakfasts; it's what I miss the most so far. =)