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Sunday, June 19, 2005

A New Beginning...

Today is my last day in San Diego, California for a long time.  I've lived here my entire life - that's more than 30 years in the same place.  Yes, I've traveled a lot, but I've always come home to San Diego.  Starting tomorrow, that all changes.

Tomorrow morning a big truck comes and takes all of my possessions (except for what I can fit into a car) across 2 time zones to the state of Nebraska.  A few hours later, Michelle and I will get in a car and drive across the country for 4 days.  We'll arrive in Omaha on Friday and move into a brand new apartment.

Our new apartment is twice as big as where we live now and will cost $400 less per month.  The building is brand new and we picked our apartment while it was still under construction.  It's in a nice and central part of town, close to everything.  I sold my car a few weeks ago, so I'll have to borrow Michelle's car to get around for a while.  I'm still working from home, so that's not a big deal for now.

Moving cross-country is very purging.  I've moved before, but never more than 15 miles.  I always get rid of a few trash bags of stuff when I move, but this time I got rid of enough to fill three dumpsters.

I don't know anyone in Omaha except for Michelle and her family, and 2 fellow web developers I met online.  I've been there about 10 times in the past two years, so it's not all brand new.  I am looking forward to the slower pace, the more relaxed lifestyle, the less pretentious people, and the more natural surroundings.  I'm also looking forward to many road trips across the Midwest.

I think Michelle will be happier back in familiar surroundings.  She never really made very many friends in San Diego and she completely changed her lifestyle by moving here.  I don't think she was every truly happy.  I know she enjoyed the cultural diversity and awesome climate of San Diego, but she never really got out enough to enjoy it.

I'm burning mix CDs for our long drive right now.  I made 7.  We'll also have our combined 250 CDs in a case in the car.  That should be enough.

It's midnight.  The movers come at 8 tomorrow morning.  We're getting up at 6am, showering, packing toiletries, checking email one last time, packing computers, and waiting...

I'll check back in from our first hotel stop in Scottsdale, Arizona tomorrow night, if the promise of wireless Internet comes true.  If not, our 2nd night is in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Talk to you soon.


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San Diego will miss you, homey. Come back soon. Word to yo mutha!

Posted by: Edgar | Jul 9, 2005 10:52:23 AM



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