Oo De Lally, Golly What a Day

The movers arrive on Monday to begin packing our house. Yes, it is happening quick. The past week has been a whirlwind of preparation for the PCS but we’re checking items off the to-do list amid the chaos. Our house is now on the rental market (clearly we did not foresee this move when we bought our house a mere eight months ago but c’est la vie), items are being donated, loose-ends of our Lawton life are being tied, and we’re working with a realtor in Virginia and combing through rental listings.  The tree removal service is sprucing up our backyard as I type this post, and I am using my free time to peel 30-year-old wallpaper off  in Weston’s bathroom (yes, we’re renovating a bathroom…it seemed like a good idea at the time). I am sad to be teaching my last class this week at Ft. Sill but I am also excited to see what employment opportunities lay ahead. I will tell you one thing though – this heat is making it very easy to leave.

But for as excited as we are to begin a new adventure in our nation’s capital, we’re extremely sad to leave behind the friends we have made here Lawton and I know I am going to cry during our last Sunday service this weekend. Of all the churches we’ve attended together, this one is by far the best and I wish I could pack up the sanctuary and take it with us. Saying goodbye (or see you later in many cases) is just a fact of life in the military. I try not to dwell on what we’re leaving behind and instead focus on what is our future. But I am still sad to say goodbye. Even to Lawton, Oklahoma. Oo de lally, golly what a day.

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5 thoughts on “Oo De Lally, Golly What a Day

  1. Mommy McD August 2, 2012 / 8:47 am

    There are some really nice subdivisions in Lorton, if you’re looking to be really close to base. Occoquan is pretty historical – so given your love of non-cookie cutter homes (really hard to find in this area), that might be a good place to look for rentals. Plus, most of Occoquan is on the river and about as gorgeous of river/waterfront as you’ll get in the area. Woodbridge is nice and… suburban. My hatred of traffic has me loving my location and easy access to everything I want. Plus it has a BILLION different parks/playgrounds right close by, which is important when you don’t have backyards…

    I hope you find exactly what you’re looking for!

  2. Karen August 2, 2012 / 11:24 am

    Thank you for the recommendation. I am excited to finally start looking at houses in person rather than pictures online. I am not familiar with Occoquan…I am going to have to check it out. Water is always a plus.

  3. Alexandra August 2, 2012 / 10:05 pm

    There is an awesome list serve with job postings for all sorts of education-related professions in the DC area called YEP-DC. I’ve found my last two positions through this list serve and I highly recommend it!

    • Karen August 3, 2012 / 7:25 am

      Oooooooh…thank you, thank you, thank you!

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