It is not really possible to know where to begin with a new life, is it?. I mean how do you start? Where to start? Well...lucky for us, we will have a lot to do next week. Scottie and Tiger will have to unpack the boxes. Our big u-haul box will arrive in a few days while I am in San Francisco. But I am sure they'll do ok.
We have just driven 3,220 miles from San Francisco to Rochester, New York -- crossing 11 states, from coast to coast. To us and to many of our friends and loved ones, that is a big deal. It is. It was long and tiring...and expensive. But it was, believe it or not, fun for the most part. It brought us closer together as a couple. We took our time on the highways. We were lucky, we missed the big snow storms in Oklahoma City (where we slept the second night). We were a few hours ahead of the deadly storm. Many got stranded along the Interstate 40 (I-40) the next day. We were cruising through Virginia when it hit Oklahoma. It took us 4 days and 4 nights to get here. Here means Rochester, northern most city in New York State -- where we live now. This is a cold place, yes, but we will get used to it again. Scottie is a New Yorker -- born and raised here. And I lived in NYC for 9 years. We can handle the snow and the cold.
Starting a new life is really like solving a large jigsaw puzzle. You have to put the pieces together -- piece by piece the big picture comes alive. I am hoping the pieces will fall into place easily for me, Scottie and our lil boy, Tiger. For now, it seems like we are working with one of those 1000 piece puzzles, all one color with no end in sight. But I am sure, with the support of our loved ones here, we will all work on those puzzles together as a family. The big picture will come alive -- real soon. Like always.