Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hey there! Just a quick note between packing. Who knew we had so much shit... we've ordered not 1 , 2 or even 3 PODS containers, but 4! And here all this time I thought we were frugal, simple people. Turns out we're just blatant materialistic consumers after all.

From October 2nd until Oct. 16th the girls and I will be living with my parents out in Grayland. They are right in the midst of cranberry harvest so we'll be adding extra chaos to an already hectic time of year. Nothing adds humility to life like moving back in with your parents at the age of 39!

Because Mom and Dad only have limited dial-up access, blogging will be severely limited. I'm feeling withdrawal pains and I already miss everyone out there in the blogosphere. The good news is that I can help out a little by sorting cranberries in the warehouse or by pulling sacks (they dry-harvest out here instead of flooding so lots of heavy moving and lifting of the berries is involved).

ALSO, I intend to finish all of my UFOs while there. And if there is still time leftover I'm bringing my drop spindle to practice with in the evenings. Last year Miss Cindy sent me a wonderful Ashford Spindle during SP7 that has yet to be utilized. Oh, a quick note of clarification, my KNITTING UFOs, not quilts, cross stitches, paintings, etc.

The girls will be out of school for several weeks, but they are doing very well in their studies and I don't believe they'll be behind in their new school. Of course the environment will be different and an adjustment period is to be expected. We'll miss Elk Plain School of Choice. It really is a stellar school and the teachers and staff are amazing. During their "break" they will have their bicycles, the beach, their Great Grandpa Porgy to play with and other activities to keep them busy.

Well, no new pictures to share. That is all.

10 Comments:

Blogger fitknit said...

Phew!
Soooo glad you're not going to try and finish ALL your UFOs LOL!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I am gonna go through withdrawl too!!! I read your blog ALL the time!!! glad things are going so well for you - glad the chix are happily relocated! good luck and dont over do it with the cranberrys...

9:44 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Wow, it's finally happening. All that preparation and now, well, yay and boo hoo. I'm glad you're moving forward. The move home is temporary. I just hope they don't enforce curfew again:) Take care and we'll hope to hear from you soon. Big hugs!

5:02 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I'll miss you during your hiatus. :( But I'll be thinking of you and hope the move goes smoothly and you are all settled in before you know it. :) Take care!!

5:28 AM  
Blogger ferg said...

Best wishes for everything. Take each day as it comes and it will soon all be over and you will be settling into a new home. I'm off to England on 16th October to check on my ailing Mum again. I'll be gone for three weeks and so there will be masses of catching up to do when I get back. She has no internet connection and I find I get sooooo much more knitting done as a result so I'm sure your UFOs will benefit too.
Take care, love and cheers Gillian

2:51 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Goodluck Heide. Will miss you and look forward to all your news and pics of those FOs when you get your feet on the ground again. Now you do know we'll be expecting to see all those FOs don't you?! Haha...just kidding. :o) Hugs.

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heidi-P!

Please don't forget me here in Olympia when you move to Oregon. I will only be a mere 99 miles away!

http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=6333+75th+Ave,+Olympia,+wa&saddr=Ridgefield,+WA+98642&f=d&ie=UTF8&hl=en&z=8&om=1

I'd love to see you when you have some free time.

Cheers!
Carmen

carmen-lane@comcast.net

11:20 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

I will miss you while you are away - have fun with those cranberries! ;o)

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HP - here are some job leads. Hope this helps you!
~ Carmen

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http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/edu/213842871.html
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Private Golf Club: http://www.clubgreenmeadows.com/jobs.html

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4:59 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

Moving is such a ridiculous process, because you start to pack and it takes 3 times as long and you spend the whole time going, "Where did all this stuff come from!?" I know the feeling. Good luck!

8:23 AM  

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