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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Temporary Freak Out

I was sitting on my porch last night enjoying a little "mommy quiet time" after the kids went to bed and all of a sudden a wave of panic hit me. I realized that there are only 3 more months left until our family will be moving to England. I felt my chest get tight. Then my mind started racing.

"The kids are going back to school this week. That means it is almost fall. We are moving in the fall. How are my kids going to cope with the move. OMFG I am going to have to learn how to drive on the left hand side of the road. How are we going to get around when we first get there, since we won't have car? Are my animals going to be O.K. in quarantine when we first get there? How much is 3 weeks of quarantine going to cost? Holy CRAP I am moving to England!"

Then it passed. I have always wanted to live in England. When my husband joined the military 3 months after we got married one of my first thoughts was "Now we can live somewhere cool like England or Germany" I might be a bit of an Anglophile. My best friend also already lives there and she loves it. I don't know exactly what brought on the sudden panic. Maybe it is the fact that it is such a short amount of time to get so much done before we leave. Maybe it is just fear of the unknown. In any case I am still excited about leaving.


Lola said...

I'm having a panic attack for you! Three weeks quarantine for my animals? I couldn't do it. I think I could deal with the rest if I took some anti-anxiety drugs.

Once again, you're a way stronger woman than I!

Kat said...

Lola: I am just glad we don't have to do 6 months of quarantine. That was the old standard when moving to the UK. Now they start the process 6 months before you leave for England to make sure your animals don't have to be in quarantine. I just had a problem getting my animals to the vet in time to start the process...I should blog about that....LOL!

Captain Dumbass said...

What base are you going to? England is great, you'll love it. Of course you won't be able to understand anything anybody is saying, but at least the signs are in the same language.

Anonymous said...

England is nice. And no worries about driving on the "wrong side"...when I was in Australia I drove a rental many times and quickly adjusted to it. Although I kept confusing the windshield wipers with the turn signals which were on opposite sides too!!!! :-D