Saturday, August 8, 2015

Moving Thoughts...

Hello again everyone!!! Thought I would write a post this time as I have some thoughts fresh on the brain...

As I alluded to in the last episode of the podcast (which you can listen to here), my brother Jeremy and I will be moving to Yukon soon.  We are in the process of applying for an apartment at the WoodOaks Apartments which is in Yukon not too far from the big park (Chisholm Trail Park) and right across the street from a church that my pastor Jeff called as his home church as he was starting his full time ministry -- Christ's Church of Yukon or CCY.

Am I excited about the move?  In some ways yes I am and in some ways I'm nervous about it. I know, "You? Robert...Mr. Sociable? Nervous about moving?"  Yes.  Even though I have lived in the bigger Oklahoma cities (OKC, Tulsa), spent 6 months in Houston, lived in Cleveland, TN (twice) and Tullahoma, TN and a month in Little Rock -- all since I've been an adult...I am nervous about this move.  I realize Yukon is a little bigger than Clinton, Weatherford and Elk City if you took out the countryside and compressed all three of them together. I realize I'm going to get used to having more room to roam so to speak.

The nervous part of it is Yukon is going to be a new experience for me.  Sure, I used to drive through it both on I-40 and Route 66 to and from the City on the way back to Clinton...but Yukon will be my home now.  Maybe the fact that former Clinton City Manager Grayson Bottom is also Yukon's CM will help me ease that part of the nervousness.  Clinton will always be my hometown and Western Oklahoma will always be my home area...but the fact that instead of driving an hour to get to OKC, we can get there using other streets instead of just I-40 and Route 66 and it'll just be 5 mins (give or take a few mins depending on traffic and road conditions) is in a way exciting.  I don't have to block out a whole day just to go to the mall or whatever -- ok I might still have to do that, but not have to leave the house early enough in the morning just to do what I need to do to beat the traffic going home -- Woo hoo!!!

Anyway, we should get everything situated here in a few weeks.  Once we do, for you my friends and family that want it I will message you our new address (I'm sure Jeremy would not want everybody and their sibling and doggies show up at the door).