Thursday, October 29, 2015

I Moved to Meridian, ID

Wow, it's been over a year since I updated my blog.  In the last year, I left my job, and starting working at an animal hospital.  It was the best job ever!  I found my calling in life.

But since last summer, I had been seriously contemplating moving to Idaho.  Then in late May of this year, my dad had what could have easily been a fatal car accident.  He was on his way back from buying a house in Idaho when he rolled his truck about 10 times in the middle of the night, crawled into the backseat, and waited hours for it to get light and for someone to see him.  He broke both of his leg bones on one side, and his collar bone and shoulder blade on the other side.

My dad was in a nursing home type place recovering for about 3 months.  Once he got out, he started planning to move.  I wondered about moving with him, but wasn't definite.  Then my aunt sent a text saying he had to move soon, it was going to be a very wet winter, etc.  At that point, I decided to move with him, and we had about a month to pack, hire a moving company, etc.  I submitted a resume to an awesome animal hospital in Idaho, gave notice at my work, and worked through lots of panicking!

On October 19th, we took off in 2 cars with my awesome uncle and cousin along to help us.

3 geckos packed into my backseat.

My trunk kept getting fuller and fuller.

My dad's truck bed was pretty full also.

The geckos on the desk in the hotel.

The spoiled dog on the bed in the hotel.

We got to Idaho on October 20th.  I'll post pictures of the new house next! :)


Tammy said...

Wow, that's a huge life decision but I bet it's going to be a very rewarding one for you. Looking forward to seeing photos of the new house!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

My favorite job ever was working at a vet clinic during college. I loved it so much and worked with wonderful people! Glad things are going well.

Tamara Camera said...

Oh my! Your dad and his recovery and the three geckos! This is my first time here but happy to connect and start in the middle of this story. I hope your move is going very smoothly!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my, so glad your dad survived the accident. What a change of plans for you. What a difference a year makes!

Sybil said...

such a change! :) all the best and good luck!

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Ginny Marie said...

What big changes! My brother was in a motorcycle accident a few years back, and had to spend quite a long time in a nursing facility. It's so scary when accidents like that happen. So glad you came back to blogging to tell us all about it!