Well, I think it is time to make an official announcement since the cat is pretty much outta the bag on this one.
The Vrbi are packing up the house right now and moving to Palisade on November 1. It has always been a wish for us to live closer to family, but for six years the jobs just never really aligned themselves correctly. Well, lo and behold, it worked out for us to move this time. We are tremendously excited.
We have had a great six years here in Grand Island, surrounded by amazing friends. It has been an overwhelmingly enriching experience for us and we know we will keep in touch with those close friends we've made over the years. But as we've watched several friends move away, we realize we can be friends with people even though we don't live in the same town. In fact, some of our best friends live hours away (I'm not naming names, but the Wades, Hickenbottoms and Greenwoods know who they are!) and we have even more here in town that we'll visit regularly.
I have accepted a position at the Wauneta Breeze newspaper (where I worked right before I moved here; BEST JOB EV) and Amy will eventually be the speech pathologist at Wauneta-Palisade, Imperial (Chase County) and Hayes Center Schools whenever she is released from GIPS. We are currently waiting on word about her release. They had a candidate in mind, but no news yet. If she is not released by next Friday, Jack and I will move and set up house and she'll join us as soon as is legally possible.
That's the news! Stay tuned.