June 5, 2014 § 8 Comments
Hey folks…for the last year, we’ve been living in two different places. I (Libby) has been in Eugene, Oregon, and Dave has been in Texas. It has been tough. We tried to make it work, but we missed each other (yup…we’ve been married a bunch of years, and we still love each other hugely). Dave tried to find work in Oregon, but discovered that no one is hiring space station simulator engineers….imagine that. Meanwhile, I wrestled with a very cool job, but missed my husband, and I missed human spaceflight. There’s nothing like launching people into space for giving one a sense of perspective. While I loved Eugene, I kept wondering about that huge bigger-than-myself-goal. It just wasn’t there. That’s not to say that Eugene isn’t the BEST PLACE EVER, because I love it here. Truly. I probably shouldn’t even say that, because now everyone will move to Eugene, and it will turn into Chicago or something, which would be terrible (Chicago is cool, so calm down, all my friends from Evanston…it’s just not Eugene).
So, bottom line: I’m moving back to Texas. I asked Dave to come and get me, and he (such a sweetie-pie), is driving out to Eugene to help me with the transition. He and I will load up a truck and a car with stuff and dogs, and then begin the week-long journey back to Texas. I’ll never be through with this place. Eugene is lovely, and I’ll be returning. Actually, I’ll be back in July, and later in the fall…probably next spring, too.