Thursday, March 18, 2010

A few words, some questions...

It's been a slow week here at Safely Gathered In!  We've "missed" few days of posting.  Don't worry - we'll get back to our regularly scheduled posting tomorrow, with a food storage recipe.  We are so excited to get everyone revved back up into gathering their food storage (and to get back into it ourselves!).  And, it's time to start thinking about those gardens for this year!

Abbie and I usually don't share much personal information on the blog, but today was a very exciting day for my husband and me, and I wanted to share our good news!  Today was "Match Day" - fourth year medical students across the nation found out where they will be spending their residency training years.  It was a very emotional day for us - one that we have been anticipating and dreaming about ever since my husband got into medical school 4 years ago.  My husband will be going into radiology - 5-6 more years of training.  It's going to be quite an adventure for our little family.

Well, I am so excited to report that we will be spending our first year in Newport News, VA, and then the next 4 years after that we will be in Gainesville, FL!  So... here's a shout-out to any readers who are from those areas!  And... if you DO live in or near those places, I would love to hear from you and get some suggestions about where to live, what the area is like, etc. Please e-mail me at safelygatheredin (at) gmail.com if you have some suggestions.

Thanks, everyone - and come back tomorrow to check out a new food storage recipe!


Krista said...

Congrats! I'm sure it's a relief and fun to find out where your next journey begins.

The Johnsons said...

congrats! i live in an area with lots of med students as well. they also have been eagerly anticipating match day. glad the wait is over and the match has been made. enjoy the journey! -Kris

Danielle said...

Congrats! This is really awesome for you guys!

Are you planning to move your food storage with you?

dwightnmelanie said...

We lived in Newport News for 3 years and actually have a home there in a very nice area that will be available for rent July 1, 2010. If you're interested or would like to know more about the area give us a call. We live in Spokane, WA now. Our # is 509-474-1357.
Dwight & Melanie Johnson

dogear6 said...

My husband and I moved to Richmond two years ago. It took some time to get used to being here, but we are liking it. The opportunities to learn about history are incredible, from the founding of our country to the civil war and beyond.

The winters are cold and can have snow, although not like the Midwest (where I'm from). People are friendly and there are a lot of transplants from other areas, which also helps.

Summers are how and humid, although the natives are always surprised to hear that it's like that in the Midwest too!

I'd love to get together with you sometime - it might help smooth things over until you are more comfortable and finding friends in Newport News.

dogear6 said...

It should read summers are HOT and humid. Surprisingly, June is much worse than July.