Thursday, August 5, 2010


If you're traveling east on I-80 in the next couple of days, give wide berth to this Budget van, piloted by two smart and funny young women. My daughter and her roommate are moving to Brooklyn—apartment secured, with a line on some jobs but nothing sure just yet. Please keep them in your thoughts. It's a big van, a long way (1,000.1 miles, exactly) and a big change for these Iowa girls.

Pearl the Squirrel has been a bit quiet of late. Between my daughter moving and a few other significant life changes (the profile under my photo at right provides a hint), things have been unsettled. And there may not be any new posts for the next week, or so. We're also about to head east, albeit in a plane, for the wedding of the son of a dear friend—we've been buddies since we bunked together at camp at the age of 13. The timing worked out perfectly—we'll hang around for a couple of days after the wedding and get to see the girls in their new Brooklyn digs.

Will miss you lots, sweetie. Travel safely.


Chris Hudson said...

Best of luck to your daughter! My daughter moved across country (from IL to D.C.)almost 2 years ago. Almost same story, but she and I were in the truck! She had an apartment, 1 roommate, and NO job. She found a serving job in ONE day, and had a "real" job in no time. She since decided that she is a Midwest girl, and moved back to Chicago (yay!). But she did it, and survived, and so will you. Good luck on your OWN journey. Expect good things!

Marcia said...

Fair winds and following seas, Rebecca! The adventure has begun.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Anna Maria. I am happy to see you are a fellow Hawkeye! My son and his new wife drove a moving truck to their apartment in Brooklyn, arriving on August 1. Hopefully, jobs will be secured soon. Nothing like living on a hope and a prayer! My last bird is leaving the nest for Iowa State next weekend. It's tough to have 2leave at once!

Karen L.

Sondra said...

It's cool how this photo looks so vintage already!