Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Part 1 & 2 Getting to know us (from old blog)

I copied this from my old blog so I'll have it here. Thought for those of you that don't know us might enjoy some history...


To understand why we are the way we are and where we are at, it might help if I give a little history...

I was born in Alabama...my dad was in the Air Force...we lived numerous places when I was a kid...after my dad left the Air Force he still was part of the Air National Guard. I lived in MA, CA, WA (where all my siblings were born), NY, IL, TX...lived most the time in several different cities or towns in each of these states...

Then I married my husband and we lived in an apartment for 2 years before buying our first house...we owned that house for 12 years, but the last 2 years we lived on the road in various places due to my dh's job...MA, RI, WA...in which we lived in various and STRANGE housing arrangements...after we sold our house we lived in WA, AZ, bought a new house in TX, and then went to AK...but in the next few days I'll share all of these adventures...


Where did I leave off? Hmmm....
When my youngest was about 2 my husband started taking jobs anywhere in the US to put food on the table...he ended up in RI. The kids and I stayed behind. My oldest was going to a private school at the time. We decided to pull her out for an extended vacation to go visit dad. I drove to RI with kids by myself...an interesting trip. We had stopped to visit a cousin outside of New Orleans...the next morning we got back on the road. We got outside of Slidell. It was so foggy that morning...and then lights were coming on in my van...to make a long story short...the tranmission went out in my van....sad...very sad...because we had just went through the trouble of having it rebuilt. Needless to say, apparently the guy we paid to do it didn't know what he was doing. We ended up staying with our cousins for a few more nights while the transmission was being rebuilt again! Praise the LORD we were still near someone we knew and not out in the boonies...
I thank GOD for HIS provision of protection over me and my 3 kids!!!

We finally were back on the road...
the rest of the trip was uneventful. But when we got to RI...that's when the fun begins/began...

My husband (from here on out, aka dh) was staying in MA...a small town called Seekonk...in a quaint (well it looked quaint from the outside) motel called, Gateway Motor Inn...the place was old...

more later...

2 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

Fun read. Looking forward to the next segment!!!
Susan

Doodlebugs said...

Welcum to Gatewey Moto inn you can rech yar parties ext. at enytime...HAHAHA I tried to spell it as best I could with my Boston accent mom!! Funny stuff!!