May 27, 2009
If you haven't heard yet, it's official. Jesse got a one year position at Bates College in Maine! (He was told that it will turn into a tenure track position the following year, so we might be able to stay.) Wow! It's super exciting, super stressful, and super how does one dress for/drive in/live in snow?! I think Jesse's going to be a little freaked out when he sees how pasty white I get in the winter. It's not pretty and he's only ever glimpsed it in pictures (plus I have claw bangs and braces in all of those pictures).
Anyway. I bought one way tickets for me and the kids at the end of August. Jesse will go a little earlier and set up our new digs.
And now it's time to purge: send Enzo his birthday present (months late), go through my fabric (heartrending), and decide whether to sell or donate all our accumulated and outgrown odds and ends.
And poor Jesse has to stomach so many expenses, it's pretty painful. New(er) car (desperately need one), rent (cheaper, but this is our first place out of school so no utilities and super high speed internet thrown in), and moving (even if we take no furniture, it's muito caro).
Well, we have a couple of months left here in socal, and I for one am going to relish every moment. Pool, beach, sun, friends, neighbors. Yay!