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And not around the corner, I might add. The Scacchi family is moving to Houston, Texas! I know, I know, we just got here. We have been in Alaska for 6 months now (Tony has been here for 7) and we were offered an opportunity that we just couldn’t turn down.
Tony was offered to be relocated. It wasn’t a “must go,” more like a “would you like to go?” I don’t know if we would have said “Yes!” to any other city, but Houston is special. Why, you ask?
- Tony’s mom lives in Houston! What could be better than Ava getting to spend time with her MomMom (that’s her “grandma” name)! I’m also extremely excited for one word (two actually): DATE NIGHT! Being in a city where you know no one (other than a few of Tony’s guy friends) is very difficult. I won’t leave Ava with a stranger, so we have had ZERO mommy and daddy time since we have been up here. We will be in Houston just in time for our anniversary! Thank you MomMom!
- Cost of living. Houston is cheap! For being such a big city, everything is very inexpensive there. It’s even cheaper than where we came from in Florida. Alaska is expensive in comparison to Houston, but not compared to a lot of other places in the US (California, New York, etc.). Essentially it will be like Tony getting a nice raise!
- Proximity to family. I will be less than 1000 miles away from my family in Florida, even closer to my little sis once she’s away at college! Most of Tony’s family lives in Texas too.
- Climate. Don’t get me wrong, we have thoroughly enjoyed the snow. That being said, I’m a Florida girl. I have never been more excited for a sweltering, humid summer before in my life! Bring on the flip-flops, sundresses, and bikinis! Also, my gardening season will longer than the 3 months I have in Alaska.
We plan on leaving in the next 2-3 weeks. We are driving. With a toddler. We may or may not be crazy. It will take us approximately 7 days to get there. It’s definitely going to be an exciting road trip. You can be sure that we will keep you updated along the way!