Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Another Landmark

I realized yesterday that this month represents the 17th year that I've been in New Mexico. That is a year longer than the 16 years we lived in Maryland. Our kids were most raised in Maryland and for the longest time, I've told people that I spent the bulk of my adult life in Maryland before moving to New Mexico

No longer.

It's hard to remember that when I came here, we were coming off a business collapse, that I came out alone with no job, just my car, clothes and computer seeking to start over again. Now we have the tower and a great life and I'm looking at the snow covered mountains from the window of my office. Who'd thunk.

BTW on the karmic balancing account - we got check today from a vendor for over $1,300 because we paid an invoice twice last year. Woo Hoo!

9 comments:

Renee Michelle Goertzen said...

Yippee! Unexpected funds!

terri said...

Starting over in a brand new state with no job... You're brave. But it seems to have worked out beautifully for you.

WeaselMomma said...

It's funny how we can never imagine what's on the path of life ahead of us. I'm glad things worked out so well for you.

alexis said...

I always say we are happy immigrants to the Land of Enchantment. Does that mean mom's 17 year mark comes in the summer? I think we followed you out the same year, just a few months later right?

Stephanie said...

Thats wild. That means I've been in Chicago for 16! How did that happen?

de-I said...

A - yup
S - Probably while you slept :)

Agent W said...

Fantastic!

Bernice said...

Yes, time does fly. Prior to coming to Ohio the longest we ever lived in one place was for seven years. Now we have been here about 23 years.

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Congrats! Time to get rid of that east coast bias you have.