Looking back on it now, it seems almost ridiculous what we managed to do in 2008, and mostly in the latter half of 2008 at that. Move, job, baby—blam, blam, blam. Factor in all the other things that happened, and the absurdity stands out that much more. Even in the process of writing it up, I can’t tell you how many times I had to stop and say, “holy cow, I completely forgot about this part, which happened right alongside x, y, and z…”
It’s hard to believe, but it all happened. We got lucky when we needed it. We had invaluable help. And we worked our asses off. In the end, less than a year from its conception, we’re now off on the Great Northern Adventure, with a healthy Sabre Ruth in tow, and ready to give it its full due.
A humble thank you to every one who helped us along the way, both in the move itself, and in the friendship, hospitality and good will that gave us the strength and confidence to make it happen. It is hard to find the words to express how much we love our friends and families; hopefully, an open invitation to come and visit us is an acceptable start! 🙂