Saturday, April 16, 2011

the big news....

thanks everyone for the well wishes regarding the accident. it's nice to know that you all care :)

remember when i said i had some big news? well, i didn't forget about it. drumroll please..........

we are moving to:

OKINAWA!! map source

after the initial shock of the news wore off, i starting thinking of a gazillion questions.
from big ones: "where are we going to live?"
to little ones: "do we need power converters for our stuff?" "can we drink tap water?"

there were some sad realizations: "family & friends will be so far away"
and some happy ones: "i can learn Japanese" "cool Japanese paper everywhere!!"

and then i thought of all the stuff that needs to get done between now & the move...cleaning out & packing the house, figuring out what goes into storage, how to manage tama press....

have any of you experienced a big move? do you have suggestions on how to make this less overwhelming?

5 comments:

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

How exciting, Steph! How long will you two be there for? Maybe I could come visit??

manD said...

:-( That is so far away!!!!!!! When are you leaving???

Erin said...

Wow! What a change! I've moved internationally twice...but I was 2 and 5 when we moved. So I can't be much help.

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

Okinawa!! Okay...it's been years {decades} since I lived there. Long before internet! ;) I wish I could give you some inside scoop, but nope..none...and I'm positive it's changed sooo much. We lived on both Air Force bases {Naha and Kadena}. Are you living on one of the bases?

brand-eye said...

oh wow, that's AWESOME! we've been trying to move overseas, but it's not easy! congrats :-)