Thursday, February 23, 2012
OUR SPECIAL DAY
If we would have guessed where our lives would be today, eleven years ago, I doubt it would have even been close to where we are today. By taking a few more risks along the way, we have arrived at a place where we couldn't be happier, except to be able to be "home" more often. Nothing shows us that more than when we have to pack up and go back out on the road again.
We've had some long discussions lately on where we want to be in the next couple of years, and everything is pointing towards Craig trying to get more of a local job within the company where he would be home a couple of times a week. Until then, in order for him to be home consistently, and more often is to go back driving team, where there is extra money for him to be home at least 5 days a month. We don't envision him having to do this for more than 1 year, as by then my retirement income that I have been waiting over 6 years for will finally start coming in.
What does this mean for this blog? I'll still be updating you on Craig's adventures, as the teams for TWT are now heading on more runs east, as far as Florida. No doubt I will have lots of pictures from Craig and stories to tell of his adventures off his normal route of Interstate 5. For me it means being able to finally start to begin the process of putting down roots at our little house by the river in Usk, and having a sense of community within our little town. I'll be taking photos, doing small refurbishing projects, decorating the house, visiting my BFF Cori in Walla Walla, and of course making trips to California to visit family as we continue to grieve, heal, and find our new normal without our beautiful and loving Mother & Omie.
For now I'm still on the truck for a couple of weeks, and for today, loving my husband even more than I did eleven years ago, thankful for his support and desire to make our life the best it can be, because really, as long as we are together, with the love we have between us, life doesn't get much better than this. Happy Anniversary Craig!