Another couple of months since my last blog and it’s because, quite honestly, nothing too exciting has been happening to us. We wouldn’t give up our year on the road for anything but boy, we had NO IDEA how much our life would NOT be what we expected upon return. I don’t believe we could have possibly come home to worse economic conditions. Jim is still working at Schwans and still likes the work but the 60-65hr weeks are just killing him. I am still at Dosha and still job hunting for an office, Mon-Fri. job. Right now we seem to barely see eachother between my retail hours and his long hours so it really sucks.
The weekend between Christmas & New Years we moved Ken & Wendy out of this house and us into it. One word of advice…never, and I mean never, move 2 households in 3 days. Yikes! But, we mostly did it. At this point Ken & Wendy’s new house is not yet liveable so they’re still using the guest room and the office but things are moving right along. Ken left Friday for his 1yr deployment to Afghanistan (sad:( ) and Wen should be truly moved out of the camper and into the new house by the end of April. I know she’ll just be on the lot behind us but it is going to be strange not all living together after almost 8 months of being together.
Jim’s birthday is coming up this weekend and I’m treating him to a 1 1/2 hr massage at Dosha and we’re having a party that night. Certainly different than last year when we were cruising the Nile but will be fun anyway! We’re still dying to get away again. We are certainly going to make Jamaica work next year for our 20th anniversary. Silly enough, “Cocktail” was the first movie we saw together and we swore we’d get to Jamaica. Well, 21 years, 43 countries and 5 continents later.. we still haven’t made it! But, for our 20th we are definiately going to finally get to that gorgeous island.
I am starting to plan part of our next extended adventure already. We’re going to start in Mexico, work our way by bus down through Central America, and the circle South America. We’re planning on 3-4 years from now and because we won’t be selling a house this time we’ll have to work sometimes as we go but that’s fine..it will be great to actually be part of a community every so often and we can afford to be away longer that way.
So really, that is it. We’re all moved into the house and, while it’s cool to have all of our “stuff” with us again I have found it doesn’t mean as much to me as it used to. We do have a lot of really great things we’ve collected from all around the world and it makes for an interestingly eccentric decorating style!
Fingers crossed Jim & I get new jobs soon so we can see eachother more and we’ll just keep doing our thing for now while dreaming of travels past and future! God bless you all and happy trails!