Erika and I have moved a lot lately!
In 2005, we left Houston, Texas and moved to Miami Beach, Florida so Erika could pursue her education as an air traffic controller. In early 2008, when she finished her degree and got an offer from the FAA, we moved back to Houston. Later that year, when she stopped working for the FAA, we decided to move up to Whitehall so she could see snow for the first time.
Amazingly, Erika actually liked the winter. When we visited Chicago, she saw it as the perfect combination of big city life plus winters. I’ve always liked Chicago, and I don’t mind winter in a city (as long as I don’t have to shovel driveways or scrape my car off). We’d originally planned on moving back to Houston after Michigan because I wanted to plant some roots, but Chicago really called to us, and we could see ourselves spending several years there.
So in late September, we’ll be moving into a loft in downtown Chicago’s South Loop. (I’m still learning the terminology – it’s a couple of blocks from the Mayor’s townhouse on Michigan, if you know that area.) I’m really excited at getting back into a big city and checking out the museums, deep dish pizza, and the Chicago SQL Server user group scene.
But mostly the pizza and museums!