Over this weekend and coming week, we will be moving across the country to Asheville, North Carolina. Yesterday, we picked up the truck and now it sits in front of our house, waiting to be filled.


We’re making this move for several reasons, but the most important are family and health. In making this move, we get closer to our parents – in the same city with my mother-in-law and only six hours away from my parents, nephew, and my brother’s family. We also drop in altitude by around 4600 feet, which means more oxygen and a longer life for my wonderful wyfe.

Both of these are really good and inarguable reasons to move to a new area.

So, despite the pain of leaving, we are packing that truck over the weekend and driving across the country next week.

All of this goes to say, I don’t know how much blogging I’ll be able to do as we make this transition. I will be doing some updates from the road, but they are most likely to be on Facebook and Instagram rather than a longer post like this one. If you are interested in following my journey, follow me in either or both places and you can watch our progress (and the progress I make on my knitting projects in the hotel at night.  There will also likely be funny pictures of the cats and dogs on the road and in the hotels).

Thanks for your thoughts as we travel across the country!  I promise to drive safely and not talk to too many strangers.


FYI – in case you are wondering about the hurricane, Asheville is in the western part of North Carolina, so we’re not expecting it to have any impact on our plans. For those of you who are in affected areas, we are thinking of you and hoping for your very best.