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Florida Here We Come!

Jon's orders for NAS Pensacola that we've been waiting on for months finally came through just before Christmas. And the very next day he got a job offer to fly with a contract company he's been interested in.  Needless to say, we are both thankful and overwhelmed!  We need to have a new house picked out, our stuff moved down from storage in Oklahoma and everything all unpacked and settled (well maybe just unpacked) before the first weekend in February when Jon leaves for training with his new job.  The heat is on!

I'm helping with a wedding the first week of January so that week for searching for a place was out.  Therefore, we decided the hunt should start tomorrow!  We leave for Pensacola in the morning and are hoping to find a place before Friday. I can't wait to go house hunting and find our future home (for at least a year)! 

I'm excited about getting to live in Florida, but I definitely will miss colder weather (and the layers and scarves that come with it).  However, it will be so nice to have a beach always within driving distance.  

Here's what's on my to do list at the moment (in no particular order).

Florida To Do List:
1.  Start collecting driftwood found on the beach
2.  Find all of the good local thrift/antique stores
3.  Find the best place to buy groceries.  I'm sad Publix doesn't double coupons in their Florida stores :(
4.  Find a new church family
5.  Make some new friends
6.  Get a tan

Hopefully I'll be back soon with some good news!...and pictures of our new place!
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