Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Of All things...

You know, when we moved out here, I knew that we would move around a bit. But never in my wildest dreams did I figure that: A) we would need to move so soon, and B) that the move would be back to Michigan.
Yep, you heard right we are headed back to flat land. Why, You would ask? Mainly the reason is because we have not been able to sell our house back there. We have tried renting it and let me just say that being a land lord is not for the faint of heart. And it is even harder when you live 1,800 miles away. Thought it could have been much worse. It was still bad enough that we never want to have to be land lords again. And since we had no prospects for anyone looking at the house, let alone buying it. We have decided that heading back to Michigan, and eeking out a living until we are able to sell the place will be the best financial decision for our family.

Gosh! this has been an awesome experience, one we will never forget that is for sure. But, I will admit that there are a few things I look forward to as we head east.
#1, grocery stores being less than a half hour away. I will admit that I will enjoy the convenience of shopping once a week, though we are Costco converts for sure and still plan to get most of our staples there on a monthly bases.
#2 For a northern state, gardening is much easier there than here. Though if we were planning to stay here I had a full plan of attack to make things work.
#3 Of course our friends and family. Though this one is a toss up as we have met so many nice people out here that we will be sad to leave. It will be nice though for the boy's to be near their grandparents and for Alex to meet his many Great-Grandparents.

So, the "when" of all this looks like the first week of Januray. Should be another adventure as we attempt to move cross-country in the middle of winter...sigh.... yet again.


  1. Is it selfish to be happy you are coming back?! hee hee :) Wishing you a smooth packing up experience and a safe journey home. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help! :)

  2. WOW! That's some news! I know one "Manna" whose jumping up and down! : ) What a great experience to have lived there though...however I can't imagine trying to manage housing here...
    Best wishes for safe travels!