Greetings from Tulsa!

have been off the board for a while because this past month has just been a whirlwind!

I just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know that we made it to Tulsa. We departed San Jose a week ago, Thursday (May 29th) with the puggies and a U-Haul trailer towed by our CRV. We spent 14 hours on the road and ended in Flagstaff, AZ late Thursday night. The next day we drove 10 hours to Amarillo. Finally, on Saturday, after 6 more hours in the car, we arrived at our new home in Tulsa.

Anyway, we unpacked the trailer and settled in. Our new appliances were delivered and we feel into bed exhausted, but relieved that we made it all 1500 with no incidents. The next morning we awoke and continued to unpack. We set up our stereo system and found the local classical station (the dogs prefer classical music and it keeps them from barking at every little noise!). All of the sudden, there was an emergency broadcasting system alert. Not a TEST, but an actual alert! No sooner did it sound, as if on cue really, thunder and lightening cracked over our home and buckets of water began to poor down. 70-85 mile an hour winds whipped through our neighborhood, tearing limbs off 100 year+ old trees. It lasted about 20 minutes, but it was enough to send me into a panic. "Is this normal?" is all I could keep saying. Joseph phoned a friend from the opera who lives here and he assured us that, although not totally uncommon, that episode was a bit more than "normal".

Needlesstosay, as soon as it calmed down and we had sunny skies (only a couple of hours later) we headed to Target and stocked up on emergency supplies and fully outfitted our storm shelter, which in our home, is the interior hallway closet. There were more severe storms yesterday, but not nearly as fiece as the ones last Sunday.

Joseph returned to CA on Tuesday to finalize our relocation cubes, ship the Accord. finish stuff up at school and work. He will return in a couple of weeks, by plane, with our kitty. Until then, it's just me and the puggies here in Tulsa. I have a cousin who will be in town on business next week, so that will be good company. And once the wind/rain/hail settles down (apparently it "normally" ends in May) I will drive out to see my inlaws.

I've been blogging our experience, for any of you who may be interested:

www.cali2okie.blogspot.com

More to come soon....

Whew! What a first year of marriage we're having....
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:17 pm
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sept20bride
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WOW what an adventure! Something I could never do.
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:20 pm
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Congrats on your new home! Hope you're all settled in soon! We've missed you!
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:23 pm
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LORI!!! yay!! you landed safely i see!!

i'm off to check your blog!!
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm
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Welcome back to the boards Lori! I'm glad you had a safe trip and let us know how it goes when you start at SA! I'm just glad you didn't relive the "Wizard of Oz" kind of weather!!
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm
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Thanks for the update! Good luck with those storms!
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm
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Welcome back to PW! And congrats on moving successfully!
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 4:59 pm
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Good to hear from you, glad your safe from the storm- I would have freaked out :) Keep us posted!

- HMM :)
Posted on June 8, 2008 at 5:04 pm
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glad you're safe. these are memories to last a lifetime :) good luck with everything!
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 2:18 am
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Glad to hear that you are getting settled in! I LOVE Flagstaff and am glad you got to stop there. Just remember, these are the things that make a marriage strong!
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 3:07 am
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Hey Lori, I am glad you had a safe trip into Tulsa. A lot has been happening here at PW. Good thing you have your new home , your new job and us here at PW to keep you busy while Joseph is away. Good luck in your new home and your new job. Congratulations and take care.
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 3:57 am
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I must say Welcome!! The weather in early spring is nothing, just remember if you see a large black or white funnel in the sky head for low ground!! I think you will come to love the weather, we have it all from lots of snow in the winter to very hot days (105) in the summer. Congrats on a save move.

Posted on August 9, 2008 at 5:36 pm

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