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If you haven't read the escalator story on Debby's blog, you should...we had quite an adventure last Saturday when we got to the D/FW airport. It was so funny that two nights later, I started thinking about what happened and got the giggles all over again!
I got a kick out of Debby taking pictures of my familiar haunts, so I started taking pictures of her taking pictures:
Quilt store, yarn store, scary statue park...we bloggers know how to document everything!
As a matter of fact, I WAS there...
I've alluded to a bit of craziness going on in my life lately - actually, it was more in our son's life, but of course that affects us as well. About six weeks ago Sam got an offer to make a job change, which would involve moving to North Carolina. As you can imagine, it was a huge decision for him, and in the end, he decided to go for it (I couldn't say anything publicly about it until now as he only gave his notice at his current job yesterday). We are really excited for him (and of course just the tiniest bit sad that he won't be a mere three hour drive away), and last Saturday he and I flew to NC to find a place for him to live. This was the first time I've been in North Carolina (Sam spent several weeks training there last year) and I have to say, it's really pretty! What's funny is that everyone kept saying "oh, this is not very nice right now, just wait until Spring" but we were impressed.
We hit the ground running - I think on our first day there we saw 10 places to rent. It's kind of hard to know where to live when you don't know the area; he pretty much went by where his future boss and some coworkers live, which is a really nice place. Toward the end of Sunday I happened to check the online listings once more and a new place had just come up - we jumped at it and that was the one Sam ended up liking the best, so he's all set. Between all of the rental viewings and lease negotiations, we had a little time to explore, but I can't wait to go back and have time to really check out the area better. Here's just a few pictures of our trip:
LOTS of great food!
We found two sweet yarn stores...a couple skeins of yarn came home with me.
He may not look thrilled at being made to pose for a picture, but I swear, Sam's favorite store is Target. We went there the first night to get a tape measure, and after he decided on THE place to rent, we discovered that a brand new Target is very close to it and will open just in time for him to move there!
Pictured with a cell tower, which is what he'll be dealing with...something something RF engineering something. My kid speaks another language, and even though it's in English, it's all gibberish to me!
Celebrating with a North Carolina beer after he got the news that the place was his to rent (rentals go very quickly out there...this one was his less than 24 hours after it was listed).
It's good to be home and get settled back into a normal routine. I'll be catching up on my blog reading (and commenting) today, spending some time with Paco (Jeff said he would just randomly go lay in his crate, like he'd given up since I wasn't there), and knitting - although I brought a project with me, I was either too busy or too tired to knit. Time to get back in action!
Have a great weekend!