First, let's start out with a picture:
This was the picture we used to tell everyone that we were pregnant with Ezra. But that doesn't really have anything to do with the announcement today because here's the deal...
We're moving back to Minnesota.
I feel like I need to explain. Last you heard, Vern was deciding between whether to work as a chiropractic associate or start his own business (after finding out that he wasn't accepted for training in the health center program in Florida). He decided to start his own business.
And he was planning on opening that business in Vermont... up until a couple weeks ago.
During the past couple of weeks, here is what happened:
- We were planning on going back to Minnesota for the month of December before we moved on to Vermont, and I found myself looking forward to that time back in Minnesota more than to our move to Vermont.
- I talked with someone who had lived in Vermont for four years, and she told me some things about it that I had not realized... the lack of sunny days and the fact that the library system there sucked donkeys (my words, not hers).
- My friend Jen (from Minneapolis) said that she would miss seeing Astrid and Peace grow up together. And I realized that I would miss that (and other stuff like that) too.
So, now we have decided to move back to Minnesota where Vern will open up his practice. And we are on the look out for that "quaint, little crunchy town" that I so desire (within reach of my community in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area). Something with walkable neighborhoods, a main street, a good library, a little downtown... and maybe throw a gazebo in there somewhere as well.
Here is what we have come up with:
We have also thrown Moorhead into the mix (which is 3-1/2 hours away from my community in Minneapolis/St. Paul), but my mom lives there, which is what makes it appealing. Plus, it has a lower cost of living, and it would have lower start-up costs for the business.
(Note: I guess the psychic was right... the rubber band has snapped us back.)
So, when we move back to Minnesota on November 18 (a day before Vern's graduation ceremony which he will now be able to attend), we will spend some time checking out those towns and figuring out where to go next. (We'll be living with Vern's brother in Lexington during the process.)
I feel kind of funny moving back because there was a going away party involved with my moving that had hugs, nice things written about me, and even some money (I know, a pretty sweet deal, right?)... and now I am moving back after ONLY THREE FREAKING MONTHS! Who the hell has a going away party when they are only gone for three months?!? Me, that's who.
But, then again, I did sell practically everything we owned because I thought we'd be gone forever, so, ha ha... the joke's on me.