The decision has been made. We are indeed moving to Wisconsin. And soon. That’s the new part. Original talks circled on prepping our house to go on the market next spring, and moving up next summer, after the boys were out of school. Jason really thought it would be easier on the boys if we moved sooner rather than later, however, and sooner it will be. (The boys agree with this decision.) As in, the boys will go up to live with their grandparents for a bit at the tail-end of August, after my sister’s wedding but before school begins on September 1st. They’ll go to school for one week here, giving them a chance to say goodbye, and then we’ll drive them up to start on time there. Jason and I will stay here to finish prepping the house to sell.
How do I feel right now? STRESSED. And RUSHED. And WORRIED. I know this is the right decision, but I’m a careful, cautious planner, and fast changes tend to ramp up my anxiety. This is the sort of place where Jason thrives, though – he’s so much better at handling on-the-moment coordination – so I’m just putting my faith in him and doing what I can to keep myself together. This involves a lot of list-making (“All the Things that Must be Done Before We Move” etc) and a lot of personal projects (mostly crochet – prepping a supply of winter clothing and using up yarn, but mostly so I have something under my control to focus on…). I’m not sure how much I’ll be reading, blogging, etc in the upcoming months, but hey, given my past habits, who knows? Maybe I’ll start posting six times a week again, just to deal with the stress!
In any case, wish us luck. We have a few weeks left before the first lot of us head northward, and a few months left until we’re full Wisconsinites. Deadline is mid-October, max, when Morrigan’s sixteenth birthday rolls around. We’re not going to miss that!