Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Birthday and Spring

What a crazy few weeks we have had!  Between a week and a half of passing the stomach flu around the house and a very quick (36 hours!) solo trip to Florida for my grandma's funeral, I haven't gotten around to catching up on our events at home.  I am back, we are all healthy, and the sun is shining, so it's time to get back to normal life...or as normal as possible, anyway.  Little Man turned 3 a couple of weeks ago.  THREE!  How did that happen?! His Grandma was here to visit, and we managed a trip to the zoo and a bowling birthday party before the sickness struck.

It seems like this has been an endless winter.  While most of our trees are still bare, the daffodils and ticks are out in full force, so it must be spring.  We have a favorite field full of daffodils near the nature center in Mystic that we visit each year to take photos.  This year I got to try out my fancy new camera, and have finally graduated to using it in the full manual mode.  Not too shabby...

We are quickly counting down our weeks left in Connecticut.  Only five weeks and 2 days until we hit the road.  Yikes!  We managed to secure a house in Homer that will be ready to move into right when we arrive (whew!). Now we are just biding our time and finishing up the big clean-out of our extra stuff, hoping that the office that arranges our move picks up the pace so we get scheduled with the movers in a timely manner.  In true government fashion, we have to take the long route.  We can't contact movers directly.  Instead, we submit our information through a website, then an office at the Navy base downloads the info, verifies it all, and then submits it to the movers, making a task that should take one day stretch over several weeks.  Even better, the website (, if you're interested) does not work on Macs, or even on many PCs.  The LT has to play musical computers at work each time we have to add more information just to find one that will work with the site (we have MacBooks at home).

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