You can stay in touch with folks far away far better than ever before!
And am I glad!
On December 1st our daughter and her husband and their two dogs are moving to Portland, Oregon!
They've been living in Dallas - 30 minutes away from us (except during rush hour). That's been so nice.
But now we'll get to visit Oregon. (Neither Sam nor I have ever been to Oregon.)
Ryan has gotten a really good job there, at a clinic where he will be (is) a Nurse Practitioner.
Everything has gone like clock-work - as if it were all meant to be!
(And we believe it IS meant to be.)
They sold their house the first week they put it up for sale.
He got the Portland job the week they went up there for the interview, and they signed a lease on a house up there the next week.
It IS exciting.
Here's a picture of Laura on their visit to the state earlier this month...
And here they are together on that trip....
|Laura's cousin Rob said the other night|
that Laura and Ryan seem like Portland, Oregon people.
(We thought that was a great comment... and a compliment.)
And now for the obligatory "when-we-were-your-age": when we were their age we moved to Brazil. We didn't have cell phones, emails, etc. So, prior to moving there I got my ham radio license (yes, you read that right). In Brazil I'd contact a ham radio operator back in the States who would call our folks on the telephone... and we'd talk that way.... like with 'Over and Out', etc.
That seems like a whole other world and lifetime away.
And now we're in a whole new world and lifetime - well, it's the same lifetime... I'm still me, but it does feel like a whole new -much smaller- world. Oh yeah.... and I like it!
Anyway, we'll be scheduling our flight to Oregon pretty soon!
And I'll tell you all about it.