Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Summer Days

Ever notice how lazy summer can be? From doing laundry, picking up around the house, yard work or whatever you make plans to do, it's easy to let that stuff slide to another day. I know for me, I've been doing a lot of reading as a reward for all my efforts during the rest of the year from homeschooling my 6th grader, now 7th grader, watching my oldest complete her final year of high school and graduate and attempt to make plans to the beach.

Yet lately it seems like I can't motivate myself to get anything done. It seems on those blazing, hot days where the temperatures flirt around 110, no one wants to do much but log into their computers and chat away, play games, watch videos or simply Facebook their hourly status.

I had a list of things I wanted to complete, among one of those considering a move to Northern Oregon or Washington. But how do you just pick up and move? It's not like moving within the same state where renting a moving truck can be reasonable, but I am curious how have some of you managed to pick up and start over again somewhere else?

My hubby's job is willing to relocate him but not pay for moving us over there otherwise, that would be an easy fix. Not sure just where to begin and hoped that some of you have done this before. I guess for us, fear is a huge factor. What if we can't make it? What if it isn't all that it's cracked up to be? What if my kids hate it?

Looking for some great advice and hope my blogging community may help and leave some great comments. Thanks again and here's hoping you're all having some great summer days.

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David C Brown said...

I doubt if I could bear the heat too long! I don't think it's lazy to succumb.

Its easy for me to say, but I suppose the question is - does the Lord want you to move? Will it help His testimony?

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I'm wondering why you would want to move from a dry, warm climate to a colder wet one-unless you are thinking high desert in those states too.
I can tell you that we moved from no.Ca. 4 yrs ago-dead of winter cross several states to live her in Colorado. We didn't have movers, we did it ourselves. Never having lived in snow before was quite an adjustment especially coming over Interstate 80 in some blizzard conditions. I didn't realize how stressed I was until much later. It was a hard move(one I hope to never do again)and a hard adjustment because of our age. Being retired and making new friends can be really challenging. Hubby met golfers right away but I did miss home for quite awhile.
If you have questions, feel free to email me.

LV said...

There are so many things to consider in a situation like this. However, no one can tell you exactly what to do. You just need to weigh the pros and cons and see if the move is worth it all. Sometimes the grass is not greener on the other side. May you both get this resolved to the best for all.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Love that picture. I am super lazy all year long. I don't know who possessed me on my trip, I was on the run everyday!

Jane In The Jungle said...

I've moved a good bit! And the big trick to physically moving is getting rid of stuff...purging!! When I moved here to Chattanooga, I knew noone but Greg...we weren't married or even engaged...I moved on faith. And seriouly, it will be what you make of it, it can be a wonderful adventure bringing, your family closer together also.