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Monday, May 10, 2010

The Cat's Out of the Bag!*

Picture by MAYNARD PAUL

Lovely picture, isn't it?  Where could that be?  It's so pretty there...boy...I wish I could live there....

So...those who follow me on Facebook or Twitter already know this, and if you aren't on either of those websites, you could probably just glance to the right on this blog and see the news.

We ARE going to live there**!  Actually, that picture is of sunset in Destin, Florida, which may or may not be where we live (probably not, we're looking more at Navarre), but it's definitely in the area of where we're headed this fall***!

Yes!  We're moving back to Florida!!!!!  Whoo hoo!  Dave got a job as a "Director of Operations" for a weather squadron at Hurlburt Field, which is just east of Pensacola.  So this time we're not returning to the east coast.  That's okay...I'd spent some time at Hurlburt Field in 2008 while training for my Middle East deployment.  It's a great area, plenty to see and do.

Whoo hoo!

Not sure how many of you knew that before we were in North Carolina, where I started this blog, we lived in Viera, Florida from 2002-2005.  Dave and I were both on active duty, stationed at Patrick AFB, which is just south of Cape Canaveral.  Both of our sons were born in Melbourne and we owned a great house just off I-95.  We really enjoyed it there.  Lots of great things to do (such as Washington Nationals Spring Training), lots of great friends and lots of rocket and shuttle launches.  Okay, not a lot of shuttle launches.  There were only 5 launches in the 3 1/2 years we lived there: the 4 that occurred in 2002 after we moved there, then STS-107 which was the Columbia mission that exploded upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere.  It was really cool to see the launches from our front driveway in Viera!

Actually, we had known about this for a couple months now.  But we wanted something in writing first. Dave got his official assignment notification on Friday.  We had mentioned this to the boys back in March, and Jacob's first question was "How far will we be from Disney World?"  Ha ha!  They're looking forward to the beaches and the warmth!

So, if you didn't hear me the first few times on this blog post: Whoo hoo!****

*What does that idiom mean, anyway? Is there some sort of archaic story behind this? Let's find out!


**Boy, I hope I don't jinx things by shouting out all this happiness so soon!


***Technically, we're headed down this fall.  Dave's report date is before the first day of winter, even if it's barely so...


****For those in the Omaha area reading this, please don't feel that we don't love you guys and gals!  We really like it here, but we Vollmers are EASTERNERS so to get to go back East of the Mississippi is comforting for us...

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