Last time I posted was a while back and we were getting ready to move. I also wasn’t riding my bike because of knee pain. The update will probably take a few posts so just bare with me.
We moved. Again. Since being married we have moved 5 times. I’ve been married for a little over 10 years. So we move a lot. We got permission from the company to move at the same time we took our vacation. So we packed our stuff into two trailers. One that was an ABF trailer and our personal enclosed trailer. The enclosed trailer held things like my husbands tools which are hard to stack on top of each other or to stack stuff on top of them. We took our trampoline and the outside benches to the cabin in Idaho for my in laws. We also packed my canned food so we could keep eating it and so it wouldn’t go bad. Then on top of that we had camping mattresses, pillows, and blankets.
This is what we knew going home to Idaho for vacation: not much. I say not much because we didn’t know where we were moving just that we would be moving. We knew that Pennsylvania had a project and that the manager really wanted my husband to go there. We also knew that the company was planning to bid on a project in southern Michigan. They had projects in California too. Where they wanted us to go and when was the question. If we were to move to Pennsylvania then we would need to start driving as soon as our vacation was over. If we went to any of the other places we might have been able to stay longer in Idaho.
Anyways we moved to Pennsylvania a couple weeks ago. We rented a house and got moved in and registered for school. It is beautiful here and it feels like we live in a forest and so far so good. The other thing now is not knowing how long we will live here. Could be a year like they originally told us or it could last for up to 8 years total. Who knows.
It’s been a while. I’ve had a lot of thoughts go through my head that I didn’t type down. I still read several blogs I just haven’t been writing my own. A couple of things since I last typed. I started carb cycling in March and it has helped me get my food under control. I did really well for two months and the I struggle for a few days and do really well for a week or two.
I think part of my problem has been stress. Not that life is never stressful but we are packing to move. Where? We don’t know yet. We will go on vacation and take our stuff with us and then hopefully by the end of vacation we will know where we are heading. Could be Pennsylvania, Wisconsin or Michigan at this point and those are only the options I am aware of. I’ve been packing for months but just not knowing creates a stress all its own and I haven’t learned how to turn to exercise before food yet. You’d think I’d have learned by now.
I also haven’t ridden my bike for two weeks. After talking to my family doctor and my dad (who isn’t a dr but knows things) there is a chance I have torn my meniscus. I have set an appointment with my dad’s doctor at home for the week after we get there. My knee hurts when it bends and especially doesn’t like stairs. The last time I rode my bike it hurt and not in a good way. So I take Aleve every day and am walking.
I finally let my husband take my bike out of the rec room since he packed the only way I have of filling my tires. I keep thinking I’ll try riding and see how it feels and then I’ll walk down the stairs and then decide I’ll wait.
Anyway, we are excited to move in a week and a half. We are excited to go home and spend time with family. We are excited for a new adventure. We move every 3-4 years depending on the project and it’s time.
Sorry I haven’t been blogging regularly the last few days. We are in the process of getting our house on the market so I’ve been busy, cleaning, organizing, packing and trying to find a good realtor. I will probably continue to be scarce this week as I continue to do these things and meet with our realtor and get the house on the market and look for a house where we are moving. So I’ll stop in when I can.