Yesterday marked one year since we’ve been in California. Good grief a lot has happened!
Actually, the best way to tell this story is to start months earlier. We decided to leave Connecticut not long after I left FoxCT. That decision set everything into motion. Unfortunately, it s-l-o-w-e-d the clock. Things dragged on as we had one foot out the door!
It wasn’t until a few weeks before departure that the clock resumed, now at double time!
The number of things you have to do before you leave is mind boggling. We are attached to so many accounts and businesses. Everyone needed to know.
Meanwhile, we moved to California a few days before our house was ready to close. Officially we probably counted as homeless.
Nebraska is much too large!
This year has gone a lot faster than last. We’re very much into our new surroundings. We already feel like this is home… even though we know few of our neighbors and still need the GPS for many in-town trips.
The amount of life reconstruction necessary in a move like this is crazy. We needed a new everything. We had to find doctors and dentists, dry cleaners and supermarkets, even the best pizza place (we found some of the worst first).
No California pizza compares with anything made in Connecticut. Full stop. End of story.
I’ve settled in to being semi-retired. I don’t know what that means either, but it’s good. I’m working for UC Irvine Extension and slooh.com. Each is fun work in its own way.
I definitely miss being on television. In a perfect world I’d be filling-in or doing weekends in LA or San Diego. If you’re news director of a station, consider this your opportunity to drop me a line.
However, even without TV, this move has been crazily wonderful. Helaine and I have ditched winter and moved closer to our daughter. We couldn’t be happier.
All in one year. Wow!