I just wanted to post a thank you today to those of you who made a comment about my moving to the south next year. I welcome any positive feed back about Alabama, having never been there before. Wanda tapped into what many people would feel (my mom and I discussed this)...how the thought of leaving where you are now is followed with panic, fear, sadness, etc etc. If I were Wanda I'd feel that way too; she's so fortunate to have her family close by. My family, however, is scattered far and wide. I rarely see my parents or three siblings; one sister lives out of the country. Perhaps the fact that we are scattered is a major reason for why I have no problem with moving all over the place and experiencing new scenery, culture, etc. I know that the humid heat is going to be a problem for me, but am trying to focus on the positive. It won't be NEW to me, just a big adjustment...it's been 22 years since I've lived where it's humid.
Anyway, thanks again for the vote of confidence...and for all the comments you've all posted in the past several months, I do appreciate and enjoy them!