But for those who don't know, in those 3 weeks we packed up the house and moved across country to Oxford, Mississippi where I have a new job as an Assistant Professor at Ole Miss (you know, like in the movie 'Blindside'). I officially start the new job on Thursday 9/1. We got here just fine and are settling into a new routine, new home, new school.
Kel drove out here with David, the dogs, and I, and stayed for a few days before returning to Tucson. He does not have a job here yet, and hasn't really beed applying because 1) he has been too ill and 2) leaving TPD is going to be hard.
He went back to a mostly empty place on Wednesday, well, actually after a bear of a trip home he got there on Thursday night. In 2 weeks Kel will come back to Oxford for our 11 year anniversary (for those who were there at the wedding, yes, it actually was 11 years ago!) and a quick visit before returning to Tucson.
I wanted to name the post 'Trial Separation', in the literal sense that we are apart, but Kel wasn't a fan of that. It is hard being apart with the kid, after the last 8-9 months, just in general. I keep complaining about unpacking, or David being a handful, and it must be hard for Kel to hear that and not be able to do anything. I just have to learn to not complain about the little things.
Oxford is a MUCH smaller place than Tucson. There are basically 2 main streets, but I have yet to learn where everything is (just found food shopping today!) I am happy with smaller, LOVE the yard space in the new house (2 acres), and can't wait to start at Ole Miss. We just miss Kel.
On the cute side, David has started playing soccer here (great way to let him run out his energy) and his first game will be on Thursday. I am definitely going to videotape it. :)
I am exhausted from the moving and unpacking, so for tonight's SUX section, going to have to go with this time apart from Kel. We are both fiercely independent people and definitely able to survive on our own, but after all the downs and ups and more downs this year has brought, being apart is difficult. David and I miss Daddy.
From the deep south of Mississippi, good night.