One Year in Oklahoma

Another anniversary that we just celebrated was the one year anniversary of our move from Illinois to Oklahoma.  It was this time last year that we packed up our belongings in a semi truck and moved to Oklahoma.  It’s been a challenging and rewarding year.

Some of the challenges that we have faced included ice storms, tornadoes, missing my family, and getting lost more often than I would like.

But for the most part the move has been good for us.  The people here in Oklahoma are very friendly.  The school system has been great for our kids.  Traffic is not bad here.  Because of a well laid out road system, I can get to anywhere I need to within 15 minutes.   Other than the occasional tornado, the weather is a lot nicer here than in Illinois.  The cost of living is lower here as well.

So even though, I miss my family, friends, and real deep dish pizza, the move has been a good one and I’m happy to be an Oklahoman.  But I don’t think I’ll ever understand my fellow Oklahomans’ obsession with college football.  

One Year in Oklahoma

Getting More Settled in Oklahoma

What’s another sign of me getting more settled in Oklahoma? I’m now able to get both of the cars in the garage. I wish I could say that I’m able to get the car in because I’ve completely organized the garage, but…that would be a lie. The truth is that I’ve pushed all the junk off to the sides just enough to get the car in. Someday, I’ll get around to organizing it.

So now when I leave in the morning, I won’t have to face situations like this anymore…

Frozen Car

Getting More Settled in Oklahoma