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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

We're Moving!!!!

For a few weeks I have been absent since DH and I have been planning and getting everything together for his new job. He has secretly been applying for positions and he got one of the first ones he applied. He had a few offers but he choice the one that he really wanted - in the High Desert! We're born/raised Michigan folk, turned Indiana for college, turned Illinois, turned Ohio, turned Virginia. Now we are going to move to the desert, an adventure! DH has been to our future destination however I have never been even close to the area (I'm beyond freaked and stressed). Our destination: Lancaster, California! It's about an hour or so to LA (supposedly). If you are from this area, or know it, please please please contact me! I would love to know someone from the area.

We have just about 2.5 weeks now until we move. So far we don't have movers and do not have a place to live. Oh no... haha It's hard to actually find a rental when one doesn't live in the same area. Apparently there are some people that scam others by saying they are from out-of-state or something like that so now some people require renters to come in person... bo boo... We're chugging along hoping for the best.

My excitement is for having warm weather just about all year around. I've heard it does get cold at night but in the day it's warm. This pretty much gives us free range all year around to run outside. (and not lose any fingers or toes) Yay!!!! Plus there are new routes and new moutains to adventure with hiking. I'm not sure of the safety for being outside but hoping for the best.

So, I'm in stressed out mode trying to get everything packed, finding movers that actually go to Lancaster, CA and a place to rent for the first year before we purchase again. We are keeping up our normal 1 hour of exercise but have reduced it to around 4-5 days a week seeing as we have to contact California people during our evenings which is the normal time for the gym. Hopefully after we can find a mover and find a rental, I will be back to posting normal again. So sorry for the lack of posts, I miss scheduling and posting everything on here for accountablity to lose those last pesky 20 lbs. I'll be back definitely after we get internet setup in our new place though for sure. For now it will be here and there as I can...

Anyone know Lancaster, CA? I would love to know anything!
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  • SUGIRL06
    How exciting! I feel like you just moved to Virginia though. Am I wrong? Then again, I can't believe its been over 2 years since I went back to school. Good luck with everything!
    1504 days ago
    Wishing you all the best with the move. Congrats on your new adventure!
    1519 days ago
  • JANUT57
    Good luck on your move! emoticon
    1523 days ago
    I've lived in Lancaster most of my life. Moved from NY. I agree with SUSIEQ222. And I'll just add a few things to help you get your barrings.

    If you are looking for things to do, like hiking The City and Chamber of Commerce have a Travel and Convention Bureau that could help you out: http://www.destinationlancasterca.o

    The City recently redeveloped it's downtown . This is a great place to meet local business owners and relax. I also highly recommend looking for houses nearby. I live downtown and it is a great place to live. Full disclosure, if I was really concerned about school districts I might consider looking more west, i.e Quartz Hill, Del Sur, Rancho Vista...

    The City also has a list of places to worship:

    I know that many aerospace people and engineers attend Central Christian. So if your spouse's job is in aerospace that might be a good place to meet like-minded people.

    1524 days ago
  • SUSIEQ222
    I have lived in the Lancaster/Palmdale area for almost 30 years. I work at Edwards AFB. I have never lived on that side of the country, but I can probably guess that living in the Mojave Desert will be quite a change. It can be really hot in the summer and sometimes gets pretty cold in the winter. Not this winter, though, we have had near perfect weather for months. The most negative thing about the weather is the wind! It blows alot! If you have any questions, just ask and I will try to answer them best I can. Good luck on your move!
    1524 days ago
    It's about a half hour or more away from the San Fernando Valley (Northridge) where I grew up.
    1524 days ago
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