We spent a week going through transition classes to prepare for Kevin's retirement from the military. He was preparing to begin his search for a new position and all the stresses of job hunting. While we were there we came across a fabulous idea and have spent lots of hours talking, praying, researching and doing some real soul searching. However, this decision has been years in the making. We have great confidence that we will be able to pull it all together. In August, Kevin is going to go back to school to further develop his woodworking and furniture building skills. He is already a good woodworker with many pieces of furniture to his credit, but this coursework will make him an even better one. IT IS HIS DREAM!
I am going with him. We will store most of our household goods and rent a small apartment. Our daughter was very quick to volunteer to take care of my HQ for the year. I will take both my Berninas, my laptop, and a number of kits that will keep me occupied. I plan to really learn how to do all kinds of things with my machines and also learn EQ forward and backwards. Of course, it also means that I will be able to visit lots of new and different quilt shops and maybe even take a few classes. There is always something positive about change.
Eventually we will settle into the area where we grew up, but that is at least a year off. More updates as I see how the pieces fit.
Actually, we have decided to embrace this adventure with out whole hearts. It should be worth tons of new memories!