Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Date Has Been Set.

We've done. We picked a moving day and bought the tickets today. We will be flying out of London Heathrow early in the morning on June 7th.

It is only 40 days away, and there is still a lot to do. Tomorrow I have a shipping company coming to look at our belongings and give us a quote. I have already spoken to several other companies, and after tomorrow will book with one of them. Most likely we will be taking a taxi to the airport, and we have already gotten quotes for the trip. It is not as expensive as I would have thought. And much easier than taking our bags on the train and then having to take a taxi to the airport, as Heathrow is a bit of a hike from where the train comes into London. Tomorrow I start calling the utility companies.

I am going "back home" in 40 days. It's a weird feeling. I miss my family and friends. I miss the comfort of knowing what things are called, I miss the comfort that familiar food brings. I miss driving and the ability to go to Walmart at midnight. Though now that I have a family I don't imagine I'll be doing that so much anymore. But I could if I wanted to!

My home is where my family is. And right now, my home is Leicester. It is where Nid, Briony, Cale and I became a family. It is where all of our memories are. It is the last time that I will ever see this house, Leicester, England. I knew when I left Virginia that I would see it again. I know that when I leave England I will never see it again. It makes me sad in a way, while at the same time I am so happy to be going "back home."


david said...

So glad for you ALL Jenny! I know that Nid kind of grew up in the "country" when he was young but I'm sure the kids will love it. To run through the fields and play or to sit around a bonfire at night and eat smores! And I'm sure "open arms" await your arrival to the States!

Mrs. P said...

I have been reading your blog for a little while now, and I normally don't post, but I just have a quick question. Will you never go back to England even just for a visit? Of course I am just being nosy here. :)

Jenny said...

David - You are so right. I had graham crackers and marshmallows sent from the US for Thanksgiving and made smores for the family. They'd never had anything like it, and they were a big hit!

Mrs. P - I am so glad that you spoke up. It's always nice to hear from my readers :) I don't think that we ever will come back, my husband and I. He feels no ties to the country, and does not have much family here himself. And with only two weeks vacation a year in the US, plus the expense of the flights, it would probably be out of our abilities to come back even if we wanted to. I don't know about the children, when they get older. Right now they don't seem very interested, but you never know what the future will bring.

Melissa said...

Yay! Congrats Jenny! Hope it all goes smoothly.

Jenny said...

Thanks Melissa :)

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