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This is the song I've been singing this morning (to the tune of Oklahoma which doesn't quite work with out an extra o at the end). We finally know what the future holds for us, and it begins in lovely Dayton, Ohio. For the last few months my husband and I have been waiting with bated breath to see if all of his applications, interviews, and efforts over the past four years would finally pay off, and I'm happy to say that they have! Neal got his number one pick in the internship match. He will be commissioned as a Captain in the Air Force in the next couple weeks, and then we will be preparing to move across the country so that he can work at a hospital on the Wright-Patterson Air Force base. We are so excited for our new adventure to begin, and though we will miss our friends and family terribly, we know we're doing the right thing.
Thanks to Renee, I know a bit more about Ohio than I did a month ago, but it will definitely be quite an experience to move to a new place sight unseen. My recent research into the area brought to light a few interesting facts about the city. So far I've learned that Dayton was named the cleanest city in the US (not a bad reputation to have), it's the birth place of aviation and the Wright brothers, and it's often reffered to as the "Gem City." I also learned that it is suceptible to tornados, floods, blizzards and thunderstorms- eek! I'm an Arizona/California girl, so I'm sure that will take some getting used to. Now all I have to do is get my house ready to rent out, clean out all my junk before the movers come, and prepare myself mentally to be a military wife--not necessarily in that order.