lives in Louisville, or ‘Loo-uh-vil’ as it’s pronounced in the city.
Three years ago some of you said, “Ah, they moved back home to
Iowa and are now going to settle down and raise their family here.” Ha! We fooled you. We fooled ourselves too because that really was the plan. I guess when life throws you lemons you pick up your Louisville Slugger, give one a whack and hope you hit a home run.
When we moved into this house I swore I was never going to move
again, that this would be our forever home. Never say never is a very fitting phrase for this situation. One day you’re in a quiet little town with only 4,000 people and the next day you’re among 1.5 million people in a huge city. To be honest, it scares the shit right out of me. And to add insult to injury, I’ve never been there!
The kids are still young enough where they look upon this as an
adventure and really it is. New places and new faces will soon enrich their lives. And on the plus side it will be warmer too and there won’t be as much snow to shovel. And they just legalized hemp and they make bourbon there so it can’t be all bad. But still, seeing Iowa in my rearview mirror is going to be so sad.
If I EVER start writing ‘ya’ll’ instead of ‘you guys’, I want you to stop me immediately. When we moved to Dubuque Iowa from West Virginia the
school system wanted to send my kids to speech therapy because their accents were so bad. Today they talk like normal Iowans but that will soon change. Yes ma’am and no sir will soon be a part of their vocabulary.
I’m excited about the move but we won’t be officially moving until the kids are out of school in May. I have a lot to do between now and then including buying and selling a house and everything in between. So if anyone wants to buy a house or wants to give me advice about moving to Kentucky, I would appreciate it.