Monday, November 10, 2008

We Survived!

I am alive. I can barely believe I am saying this but the trip went well.
I survived the kids survived and I am here to tell you about it, that exceeded all my expectations.

We drove up on Thursday and it was raining which I thought was going to slow me down but it really didn't, I made good time. I borrowed E's uncle's navigation system which I will now need one of my own because I could not have made the trip without it. We stopped once to eat and go to the bathroom and one more time so I can pump gas!
I did it, I referred to the detailed instructions E left me and it was easier than I thought. Although I don't know why anyone thinks that doing it yourself is better, who wants to get out in the cold/snow/rain/heat to pump gas. The nice little man comes up to my warm/dry/cool car to do it for me and I never have to wait.

New Hampshire is just like NJ but more......rural. Much more rural than I am used to. I will have to adapt to things like driving for more than 1 minute to get to a convenience store or Target, we have a septic system which I didn't even know still existed and oil heat which I don't even want to know how much costs to fill up the tank.
E has some family there and they are all so nice and welcoming, it feels good. My kids got along with his cousin's children so well that L was crying when we got home, he missed his new friends.

The trip home was longer I hit some traffic in NY and NJ. I am tired, I am sad to leave E there and I just can't wait for us to be all together again, no matter where we live.
Today I have to unpack, do tons of laundry and pick out some paint colors for our new house.

Now if only someone buys my house, we will be in good shape.

I do apologize that this post is not peppered with "pumping" jokes and references. You can tell I am tired, you really deserve better.

edited to add: Who wants to room with me at Blogher in Chicago? I promise to:
a) not be pregnant
b) clean up after myself
c) get my drink on
d) show you my gas pumping skillz


  1. I love my navigation system. I just don't know what I would do without it. Moving is always exciting. I love setting up house. Hope it all goes well for you.

  2. See... I told you you might just like NH! And, yeah, everything is much more spread out. If you get away from the main population centers (Manchester, Concord, Nashua, Keene, Porsmouth), then things tend to get really spread out, too. But I think the pace of life may be a bit slower than what you were used to in NJ... keep an open mind and you might find it's not all that bad.

  3. Yay!! Congrats on surviving it!!!

  4. Woohoo!! That's great. You're probably very close to us, now -- we're over the border in MA. :-)

    Gas heat, huh? You won't have to fill any tanks unless it's oil, yay!

  5. goodness I am tired, I meant oil!
    I have to change it.

  6. Glad you had such a great time! I've always wanted one of those navigation systems. I print off directions but then I get confused as I'm glancing to the road to my notes, trying to keep track of everything. A nice little voice to tell me where I needed to turn would be far, far better!

  7. Way to go! I, too, would prefer to stay in my car and have someone else pump the gas. Not really an option in Ohio, though!


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