It's all a bit odd over here in Deb's World. I feel like a whirlwind is blowing through our lives, sucking us up and throwing us back out again, shaken and a bit bemused. Shimelle's prompt today was about documenting journeys or projects and we are definitely about to start on different paths in our household.
I'll get the bad stuff out the way first and say that after about 5 years of uncertainty and false alarms, my husband will no longer have a job after Friday. April Fools Day - is that an omen do you think?! He's survived 2 bouts of redundancies and last time they made a new position in order to keep him on but that comes to an end on Friday. He's been with the same company for about 25 years so it will be very strange. Whilst obviously he needs to seek employment elsewhere, we have decided that he needs to take some time out to regroup his thoughts and decide what to do next. Too young for retirement, but he's had 30+ years of commuting into London and ideally he needs to find something closer to home. He's a Chartered Building Surveyor but he's seriously thinking of changing direction totally if he can. So another chapter begins.
The other big change is that our daughter is moving out to share a flat with her boyfriend. She's lived away from home before - three years at university - but that seemed different as we knew she would be coming back. Whilst we are obviously thrilled that she has found someone to share her life with, it seems very strange to think of her setting up home. It's still local, which is nice and at 24 it really is time for this particular chick to leave the nest. And then just as we get used to it being just the two of us rattling around the place, it will be time for our son to return from Uni ....
You know the old saying 'The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change'? Certainly seems to be true around here!