Ok, so now that things are official we can finally tell you about our next big adventure: the Lorigans are moving to Colorado!! This has been in the works for quite some time now and it has been pretty stressful. Basically, San Diego is just too damn expensive. Don’t get me wrong, I love where we live and I love our house, but there is no way we could ever move up and we are just outgrowing our house. The kids are still sharing a room and the guest room is in the attic. It is a tight fit when we have family staying here and we just don’t have the seating or space to add more. An opportunity presented itself in Colorado and Pat is able to transfer there. I’m sure there will be some changes, but for the most part he will be doing the same job and he will be traveling back to San Diego and Lompoc, just as he does now.
In January I tagged along on one of Pat’s work trips and holy fuck!! Of course we end up being there during a super cold snow storm!! I was without a car so I had to Uber over to the mall and get some snow boots and long underwear. It didn’t occur to me until that trip that I have a thing for ripped and distressed jeans. Who knew those rips let in cold air?!? At least I had a jacket!! There was one night we walked over to a restaurant for dinner and it was below 0. The wind chill was so bad it was actually painful to breath. The next day it was just as cold, but we didn’t have the wind, so it was actually bearable. I am used to winter weather being in the 50s and 60s, not the single and negative digits!! Despite the cold, I absolutely loved it! The city was beautiful and it had that smaller feeling I was looking for. That trip really reaffirmed that we are meant to be there.
While I was there, I rode around town with our realtor so I could get a good idea of the area and the different neighborhoods. I narrowed it down to two areas and I got a better idea of what kind of house I was looking for. As much as I love the idea of walking into a brand new home, I really hated the backyards and neighborhoods that came with them. I really want trees. We decided that if we were doing this move to improve our lives in the long run, then we were going to get what we want damnit!! And I want trees!!! We do have a house in mind and I’ll write about it if we end up getting it, but since we are just starting to list our house I don’t want to rule out any others that might pop up. I will say that if we end up getting this house, I will have a lot to write about as we work on doing some fun renovation projects.
So, as long as things keep moving forward and all the timing lines up, we will be Colorado residents at the end of May!!
With all the upcoming changes, we’ll be trying to get back into write about our adventures and misadventures a lot more.