Wednesday, May 11, 2011

We are moving...

to here....
Well, sort of. Travis got promoted to Executive at Walgreens...a HUGE accomplishment considering after 33 stores in the district, he was the only one chosen. He's worked so hard for so many years for this opportunity. (I'm so proud!) The store that they are sending him to is in Sequim, WA. (that is pronounced...squim...like squid...yah, kind of weird, but we have a lot of odd names in Washington. This above picture is Port Angeles. We are hoping to rent a house in Port Angeles. It would be a 17 minute commute for him.

Yesterday we drove all 2 1/2 hours to Port Angeles to look at this house....

but when we got there, it really looked like this.... (that's Travis talking to the property manager)

It's a tiny little house with a seriously angry yard, but with some TLC, it will be perfect for us while we wait out the raise to kick in. See, Travis got the promotion, but he has to take classes this summer and PASS them, in order to get the raise. The raise is a nice amount and will officially make Travis's passion and talent for retail actually really worth it. So, until the first of October, we needed a little place with low rent that would rent to us month to month. This is the one we picked. Oh, and can I just mentioned that there is a yard with a big old bad Elizabeth-proof fence...once we tame the grass...she is going to be in outdoor heaven! Anyway, we are crossing our fingers that the application will go through because if it doesn't...well, that would just plain suck! AND, they want Travis to start work there no later than Memorial Day! Yep...we are getting 3 weeks notice to find a home, pack up and move. Considering the fact that we have been in Ashley Terrace for almost 10 years...there's a lot to pack! And throw out! And donate! Zoiks! So, why am I sitting here typing on my blog instead of packing and cleaning? Cause I am seriously intimidated by the sheer amount of stuff we have managed to cram into 1,400 square feet!

Okay, off I go to slay the dragon. Here is a picture or two to make the post complete...




(please note that I have cut my boys hair since Easter...they were all looking sooo scraggly!)

4 comments:

mrs. olson said...

That is so exciting! My parents live in Joyce and the whole penninsula is really pretty!!

Karen Howell said...

How exciting! Good luck getting all packed up and moved!

Stephanie said...

Congrats and lots of luck for you all. Moving is crazy! I will pray that all goes smooth for you and that your children will be of great help. Love you guys! What a great adventure!

Sage said...

Way to go Travis! Congrats on this new opportunity and adventure.