Monday, July 06, 2009

You Mean You Don't Know?

Lots of questions about where I'm moving. After all these years of reading and writing Pobble Thoughts you can't read my mind yet? Come on, people! I thought we had a bond here. *rolls eyes at self*

Since realizing I haven't spelled it out here, I figure it's time: We're moving...nowhere. And everywhere. We've decided to pack up, throw out, donate, minimize, clear out and store all our stuff and live on the road. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D Last night, our soon to be son-in-law came over and loaded up a truck AND trailer of furniture and household goods (remember the days when anything from Target could be considered "really, really nice" furniture?). We'll take them the beds this weekend. Yep ~ everything.

Lithus works for a new company now (his former employer finally laid him ~ and almost everyone else ~ off) but New Company is a smallish company, unlike Old Company used to be, so he works for contract rather than on a salary. If he's not working, he's not getting paid. I did the sit-at-home-and-wait thing for too long with the SGM. Even this last year with Lithus at O.C., I stayed home because Lionel couldn't travel well. Now? Now, my work can be done anywhere and Damned if I'm missing out on the adventure any longer. But if Lithus is going to be working that much and I'm going to be along, there's just no reason to keep an apartment and pay rent and utilities on a place we aren't. The N.C. pays for hotel and Lithus's expenses so all we have to pay for is my transportation and food.

At this point (because I have learned this is Totally subject to change at an hour or two notice), we are expecting to be either on the southern coast of Oregon fighting fires there, or back down in Vegas on a couple construction contracts. N.C. expects to have work for him through the summer at least. After that, he's got a lead on a job that starts late September in (drum roll please) Malaysia. Meanwhile, N.C. has also put bids on jobs in Australia and Africa; a friend of Lithus's has a lead on jobs in Chile and Portugal and they need another pilot (meaning Lithus); and N.C. is also working on more contracts in Mexico. AND Lithus has his c.v. out on job sites and has started getting requests for more information (one from Milan. Yes, MILAN, ITALY. Why would this suck?)

It's a totally new thing for both of us, living contract to contract and just having faith that the next gig will show up before we're out of cash from the last one. We have both always wanted to live this way and have never been with the person who would do it with us ~ until now. This is literally the culmination of a life-long dream for me. I remember being 11 when I saw my first road show (The Wiz) and realizing that OMG Not Everyone Lives In A House. That was it. I was done and this has been my goal since then. I'm thrilled beyond words and scared out of my mind. And happier than I have ever been in my life. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D

I also have faith that one of these days, our travels are going to take us near you, wherever you are.

For now, though, I have empty boxes taunting me so must get back to sorting and packing...

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


CrackerLilo said...

I thought that's what y'all were planning to do, was going from place to place. I hope it's good for you both, and the contracts keep on coming. *hugs*

Crow Mother said...

Well... having been conspicuously absent from commenting on your blog (though you know I read every post) for what - almost a year? - as I've gotten more settled and less transient, I feel compelled to weigh in on this one. My Dearest Pobble, I've never seen you so happy, nor Lithus so peaceful. Dragon, the fledglings and I are fortunate to have had some time with you recently to see the transformation in person, and we're all thrilled for your new adventure! May you fly far and well... and keep workin' the Cute!!
All my love to you!!

Cam Pike said...

Wow. You sound incredibly happy. I have no doubt that you will enjoy this new adventure. I just hope it brings you back to Beantown soon. Good luck!

kimber said...


Hermes said...

Cool beyond words. That kind of changes meeting in the middle. If you're in Milan, the middle is... somewhere in the Atlantic? Nova Scotia?
This sounds like a seriously fun way to live. International citizens and all. I hope you both find limitless joy.

Nemeria said...

Practical question from the boringly practical Nemeria: Your passport is up-to-date, yes?

Have fun!

BostonPobble said...

Cracker Lilo ~ *hugs* back to you.

Crow Mother ~ Thank you.

Cam Pike ~ I am, my friend. And yes, Boston is still home so I will be back. :)

Kimber ~ Ain't it though??????

GOML! ~ Thank you, as well. And yeah, the middle suddenly seems, if not more doable, at least more interesting.

Nemeria ~ It had to be in order to get to Mexico so all's good. ;)

Krystal said...

I am so jealous!!!! That's what Bear and I want to do after all the kids move out.


2 Dollar Productions said...

This sounds like one hell of an adventure Pobble - nice work putting yourself out there & I hope it pays off in spades. At the very least it should provide GREAT material for subsequent novels, eh? And blog posts. I think this is very cool, and here's wishing you nothing but the best as it all unfolds. Send word of your movements as you travel the world - some of us are still land-locked. Ha.

appsRus said...

Whoopee! I recognize the quote. Great adventures ahead, and my best wishes. Fortunately, the 'net is ubiquitous and with a notebook system in hand you can work anywhere.