Saturday, May 30, 2009

A wandering soul!

So I grew up in a big construction family. I don't mean big as in family size but big as in bridges, dams, tunnels and the like. I was born in a tiny town in a small hospital and over the next 26 years I lived in 5 states. I have moved 14 times. I went to 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 junior high schools, and 2 high schools. I have seen and loved the western states close-up. I fell in love with Utah's mountains, Oregon's beaches, Washington's forrest, Texas' history and California's sunshine. I look forward to adding a new state and move to my list. Call me crazy but getting the chance to absorb the richness of a new place and discovering the beauty and wonder just gives me such a happy tingle. I feel fortunate that my husband chose this type of work because I grew up with it through my father. Each job you make new friends but keep old ones. It is a huge family of men and women who work hard and can play harder, who put their lives in danger to improve our lives. It can be a tunnel to clean a river, a damn to increase water storage, a bridge to span a canyon. They deserve so much gratitude from us and I am happy to be a part of it!

1 comment:

  1. Moving can get into your blood. The longest I've lived in one spot is 6 years.

    5 elementary schools, 2 intermediate schools and 2 high schools. Calf, Washington and Hawaii for the most part but we did take a 13 year vacation to the upper mid-west (IL-MI-MN).

    It will be 6 years this Oct here and I find myself looking at craigslist for job and housing in Hawaii and Florida (grin).

    My youngest has one more year of high school so I guess we'll make it 7 years here.


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