Monday, June 24, 2013

I've Gone Country

Well it's official... I'm a country girl!  I'm not sure if the theme song to Green Acres is more appropriate or this.. 

It's been a whirlwind of a past month!  Less than a month ago we found out that my hubs got an amazing new job.  He is in the national guard and has been working Full time as tech support for Apple and the pay absolutely sucked and was nothing that they promised in the beginning.  Everything came together for this new job in perfect timing.  Its with the National Guard but also a Federal job and has some amazing benefits and more than twice his pay at Apple! THANK YOU GOD!  The only hitch to this new job is its 3 hours away from our family and the city.  We are now in a 'Town', not a super small town but no where near the city!  It actually has a walmart and a sonic so I should be good right?

No more living 10 mins from the zoo and going there weekly, no more commissary, no more living around the block from my parents, no more date nights in the city, no more babysitters, no more target, no more malls, no more drive in movies, no more calling my mom and saying can you come over and play every day....  The kids are used to seeing my mom every single day and the hardest thing has been them asking 'Can Mimi come over and play' and me having to say sorry Mimi doesn't live close any more.  Heartbreaking! 

It is def a bitter sweet blessing.  Its great to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city & its the job that will most benefit my hubs career.  Today is day 5 in the country and so far its been good except for the fact that our back yard has poison ivy & on day 2 we got locked out and were stuck outside for 2 1/2 hours and in that time I got eaten alive by dang Chiggers!  I killed a dozen of them on me and I had no idea what they were.  All I knew was these teeny tiny lil red bugs were feasting on me!  I now have over 50 VERY itchy bites! Mostly on my thighs, stomach, butt and dang boobs! Eesh!  Benedryl and itch cream have been by bffs. 

Our small town walmart has been a whole new level of walmart.  On my first trip I discovered its okay to wear a bikini to walmart.  Oh she had a beach towel but it was only draped over her shoulders.  Flyswatters are sold in 4 pks, men often dont wear shirts into the store, you have to bring your cart in from the parking lot bc they dont keep them inside!

On a good note our back yard is huge! There are trees everywhere! All of our rooms are significantly bigger, we have walk in closets and in our room I have an entire closet for my shoes and purses! 

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  1. What an amazing experience this will be for your family! :)

  2. I'm jealous! I need a shoe closet!

  3. It sounds fabulous!! Walmarts are always fun experiences in small towns.. LOL

  4. Oh man, your description of Walmart had me cracking up. So Tommy and I often talk about moving but I am so used to the support of familia that I am afraid too. I think you are so brave and glad to hear its going well.

  5. LOL .. Walmart ~ that about sums it up anywhere in the country. So excited that you guys are getting some good karma your way.
    And an entire closet just for shoes and a purse ... ugh! Diva! LOL :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  6. sounds like quite a change! hopefully more of the good will be there soon!


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