Well, it's official: Josh & Camille are trading in their high-speed internet for a party-line rotary phone. (OK, maybe that's a slight exaggeration.)
After a couple years in the Mound, they are saying goodbye to the 'burbs and moving back "home" to east Texas.
I think I've run the gamut of emotions since they first began toying with the idea a few months back:
SHOCK: What?! WHAT?! WTF?!
DENIAL: Y'all are not moving. Uh-uh. No way. Forget it.
ANGER: Moving?! Oh no you didn't!! I won't be coming to visit.
GUILT: If only we had gotten a party line phone…. 🙁
SADNESS: Man, things are going to be so different. This sucks.
ACCEPTANCE: Well, I guess we better throw a couple briskets on the pit, ice down a couple cases of beer, and have a couple blowout Saturday nights!
I'm happy for Josh, Camille, & G. They are going to have everything they have always wanted – a great farm back home surrounded by their family. Sure, I'm a little bummed, but how often do you get to see your best friends grab their dream??
And, since they'll only be a few hours away, I know we'll be seeing them soon. And we'll always have Guana.
And, I'm sure they will be able to get dial-up in a few years. 🙂