Not only was it tough saying goodbye to the co-workers who have turned into friends today, but I also just said goodbye to my Corolla yesterday. This has nothing to do with moving, but my lease on it was up today, so we washed it yesterday and brought it back to the nearest Toyota dealership. They didn't examine it with a fine tooth comb as I'd expected, or charge me a "turn in fee," even though I wasn't buying or leasing a new car with them. Believe it or not, this lack of fuss somehow made me feel even worse. That little car was practically my home for two of the three years I had it, and I drove down the coast in it at least once, and all I had to do to surrender it was sign two pieces of paper?
Anyway, as far as I'm concerned, this is the worst part of moving that doesn't involve boxes. The box thing is pretty bad, but Clayton will do that part with me. The whole leaving thing, he won't be doing that for a few more weeks. Next week we're going to look at more houses. We were just out in Jacksonville on Tuesday and saw three houses then. The first was...ok. The second would have been perfect for us, and the third one was just nasty. Our real estate agent asked the rental company for the application for the second house, only to get the reply that it has already been let. Clayton was really upset about this at first. Ready to wait for base housing, in fact, but I showed him some pictures of the many other houses in our price range, and he has agreed there might be another good one out there. I'll try to keep you all posted on any other updates as they come up. In the meanwhile, if you haven't emailed me your address yet, please do so. Sending out cute moving announcements is one of the parts to this I'm looking forward to, so please indulge me and help me update my address book.