And we’re off again!

So, I mentioned before that Hubby had a couple of interviews in Knoxville last week.  They went really well and he was offered one of the jobs at a great facility.  The other facility liked him as well, but he interviewed for a full-time position and as it turns out, the person whose spot he was applying for is no longer transferring, so the position turned into PRN.  We are so excited about the move!

Let me clarify, we are excited about getting to TN, but not excited about the moving process.  Not to mention he begins working there one week after his assignment ends here.  But, “it will all work out.”  Or so people keep telling me.  It may not seem that way right now, but I’m sure it will.

I’m really over moving.  Doing the travelling thing was fine when the companies provided furnished housing, but moving all of us plus our stuff is for the birds.  We have a whole storage unit full of stuff that it is very tempting to just put a garage sale sign in front of or tell the owners to do one of those storage auctions.  Every time we go to put more stuff in, I say to Hubby, “Are you sure we really need this stuff?”  He says we do, and we can’t replace it for the cost of moving it, and it’s really nice, and blah, blah, blah.  This is where I turn into a two-year-old and start throwing myself on the ground and kicking my feet and screaming while holding my hands over my ears.

Well, not really, but I feel like it.

So, we will move it all again, but hopefully, for the last time.  We have been looking for a home to buy, but will probably rent for a few months until we can get a feel for the area and pick something we love.  There are many available that would “work”, but I don’t want to settle and then be unhappy in three years (it’s been known to happen…I’m just saying is all).  The kids are  demanding requesting a place with enough big trees for a tree house and a creek or pond.  I mean, yeah, those are part of my conditions too.  I want a tree house.

One like this would be nice:



Tennessee, here we come.  Let the next chapter begin!


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The best laid plans…

“If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans”

It looks like we are going to Charlottesville, VA.  Tom was offered a travel assignment there beginning April 30.  We’ll be in Florida for a couple of weeks visiting family and friends.  We still hope to end up in Tennessee, but we never know, we might like Virginia!  That’s the best thing about having a gypsy-soul – we all have each other, so we can make our home anywhere.  In this case, we just really wanted to be at least on the same side of the country with family.  We like to travel and most of the family likes to travel so a 10-hour drive isn’t anything to us.  The boys have already talked about treating Papa (my dad) almost like a child of divorce.  They want us to meet my mom half way and pick Papa up so that he can stay with us for a week, then meet again to drop him off.  My dad is retired, but my mom still works part-time.  They also said that we only need a two bedroom house because they wanted to build a fort and live in it.  Um…great idea, but I don’t think so.

We don’t know much about Charlottesville, but we have heard from two people who said if they could live anywhere in the country, it would be there.

Just another stop in the adventurous life of the Whitleys!

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Our sweet neighbors…

Made this sign for us!  We had a neighborhood “goodbye” party on Saturday.  It was a lot of fun!  We are really going to miss all of our wonderful friends.

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