Again with the moving!
Well, we had a wild time here in SC. Finally sold the house in MA at the end of April, and I got down here in mid-May. I have to say, I absolutely love the weather here - sunny way more often than not, and it's been somewhere between high 70s and mid-90s since I've been here. Quite often we get a late afternoon thundershower - the Greenville-Spartanburg area of SC is really just below the foothills of the mountains, so that has a lot to do with it, I think.
In mid-July, my son & I were in a nasty car accident which totaled my car - minor injuries only, thank God, but only through grace. I have been without a car since, because shortly after the insurance company settled (they were admirable, BTW), DHs job folded - with both of us out of work, we decided it was probably not an ideal time to go new car shopping.
But DH has some pretty good experience in his work, and we opened up the playing field to "anyplace east of the Mississippi" as we both put out resumes, and what looks like a choice opportunity has arisen for him in the Huntsville, AL area. Off we go!
We're leaving next week - they wanted him fast, and he's ready - moving to a 1-bedroom apt. LOL, we keep getting smaller (DS moved out to grad school in August, and DD is still overseas having too much fun :)). It's our intent to get a house as #2 priority (#1 is a car for me - I don't do too well being stranded!).
This is northern AL, same growing zone as the area in SC we're in. Rosemary is still perennial there, so I'm content. I started rosemary from seed when I got here, and have a small plant (bigger than any of the ones I bought in my 13 years up north, LOL) to take with me. I'm also taking my memorial plants that I brought with me from MA. I won't have room for the two tomatoes - Bloody Butcher and Orange Sunshine - that I started in JULY and are starting to ripen now (yep, that's why I love the south), but my friends will take them.
This has been such a wild ride, and I'll admit to having succumbed to some rather dark moments at times, but overall, I'm psyched. New territory to plant!