Well, all of the pre-hire stuff is done, and John got his official job offer today. He starts on Monday. Awesome benefits, great pay, company car, company credit card. It'll be weird being back in the busy world of a big corporation in a big city. Well, biggish anyway. It's a whole different world.
After he told me about that I realized I need to get my ducks in a row and start arranging things for the horses. I need to ask around and find out where they can stay if we end up moving out of this place before we move into a new place. I haven't gotten that one figured out yet, but I did call Soxy's old owner, who is SUPER excited to have her old mare back as soon as possible. I may not take her out there until Monday. I have so much to do over the next four days. But she'd like her sooner if I get time. I'm really glad she's excited but I'm going to miss the old girl. Every time I think about it, it makes me cry. But the silver lining is that at least I get to tell her goodbye when she's still alive and well. I have to keep looking for the silver lining because it's easy to get a little gloomy.
I keep thinking, "Maybe this is the last time in a long time that I'll drive up the grade out of Lewiston." "Maybe this is the last time I'll see the sun set so red over Kamiak Butte." Et cetera. And the worst of it was when we had Liam's Celebration of Learning tonight with his school crew. I am REALLY going to miss the safe, thoughtful, caring, GOOD learning environment of his Expeditionary Learning school. I wish they had something like it to offer up in Spokane.
Enough of that. I've got fly masks to remove before it gets too dark. So good night!