Exits and Entrances has been silent not for lack of inspiration, but for fear of oversharing information. Too much has been going on that cannot be divulged. One thing that happened was sad and disheartening, and involves people whose identities I will not name here; another thing is exciting and has been long anticipated, but since the dust has not yet settled, I will wait for a better time to go into details.
What I can say, is that the daughter, the dog and I are packing our bags and leaving Orlando once and for all. How do we feel about this? Ecstatic. How soon will this happen? As soon as possible.
This now brings the total number of times we've moved to fourteen. I chronicled our former Philippine addresses into a blog and will continue the count here:
12. The Dinh Apartment, Alexandria, VA
I landed in DC September 19, 2007. I didn't accept the job offer I had there and found myself in Tallahassee, FL instead with the Turners.
13. John St., Orlando, FL
Lived with a long-lost aunt for a season. K arrived in the US November 13th.
14. XXXX XXXXX XX, Orlando, FL
The place we've called home since May 2008.
You'd think I'd be a pro at this by now but I'm still trying to figure out the logistics of leaving and moving to another state. While the stress and sheer magnitude is daunting, I must admit I'm just so ready to hit the road again and hopefully settle down for good. Good being a solid ten years or longer in one place.
Crossing my fingers. Please God. Please.
Excuse me while I disappear back into real life and start packing and boxing our lives.
Keep you posted.