Wide World o ZuTroy

Travelling

So I haven’t blogged much for the last year or so.  I’ve been really busy.  Wait that sounds familiar. I think I’ve said that before.

I am tempted to try to get all caught up in one post. Ok, not really tempted because that’s just insane.  I could alternate posts with “what’s new” and “what has happened” but I’m kinda just thinking I should skip it.  Water under the bridge. Something cliche.

So what’s happening now? I’m spending some time alone. Kinda of by choice, kind of not. I miss my wife. I miss my kids. My kitchen is spotless. My bed is made. No one is hogging my computer besides me. And I can’t wait to have the unmade bed, messy kitchen, and be pestering the kids to get off the computer.

So we’re moving. I suppose I should mention that.  We (they) are selling tons of things (couches, chairs, toys, you name it) that we don’t want to have to haul all the way across the country.

Whoa, I just realized how much I have missed. A couple important points. My in-laws came to stay with us much of last year and this year. We loved it.  And we want to be closer so we can do it more often.  We hadn’t seen them for 10 years. They were here for the birth of my 5th child. 5 is a LOT. And at the same time, it’s not that much.  We finally feel like a complete family though.  It’ll be good to be closer and have the kids know both sets of grandparents.  It’ll be nice for my parents to have a reason to travel more. My dad always did want to have a warmer place to fish during the winter.

The Kia is gone. She made it to 299,800 miles before I sold her,  I’m sure she’s headed to the shredder and won’t see 300K. That makes me a little bit sad.

Hey, I just had an idea. How about if I just ramble a bit.

Ok, this is sad and happy.  I took my old band stuff to Mike. He’s babysitting it for me until I come back to Utah. Someday.  It’s sad because every time I pull it out of storage I remember how much I loved playing in a band. And I think back to the last time I picked up a guitar and played.  That makes me sad. At least the amps and speakers will get a little exercise. That makes me happy.

I saw a bunch of friends before I left. Some old, some relatively new, all great friends.

One of the things I’m most excited about is the snow. Or lack thereof. I can’t say I’m going to miss that. Hmmm, that makes me want to go golfing. Maybe I’ll go tomorrow and drown my sorrows in a bucket of balls.