[bd] You moved from Florida all the way across the country to California. Why?
[jg] My husband Justin is an active member of the United States Navy. His orders for Florida were up and it was time for us to move to a new duty station. We lucked out and were chosen to be relocated to beautiful southern California.
Jax Goad: Gearhead PCS 1
[bd] How did being a gearhead impact your move planning?
[jg] I had the huge task of figuring out how I was going to get both our prized possessions – the DSM and Evo – across the country. We had to drive the moving truck, so driving both was not an option. I obviously wasn’t letting the DSM out of my sight, so we decided to ship the Evo in an enclosed trailer and tow the DSM behind the truck. I’m happy to report both arrived at their destination without a scratch.
Packing up our three garages was also a chore, and I want to say it took twice as long as packing up our two bedroom apartment. Clothes and dishes were thrown into random boxes but sockets, wrenches, assorted tools and spare parts were all organized and labeled accordingly. We arrived in California with all toolboxes and parts intact, but somehow ended up misplacing an entire box of pots and pans, haha. Priorities!
I think it is safe to assume at this point that being a gearhead pretty much controlled the planning of our entire relocation. Justin finished his last day of work in Florida on March 12th and he wasn’t scheduled to check in at his new base until April 17th, so we had plenty of time.
TX2K14 in Houston was scheduled the weekend after he stopped working. Since Houston was pretty much on our way to California, we made plans to attend. Even though part of the event was rained out, we still seized the opportunity to say “hi” to some of our high horsepower friends, such as the guys from English Racing, and several other GTR and Supra owners.
Having friends all over the country, I wanted to take the chance to meet some friends while we were on our roadtrip. I met a large group of fellow DSMers in Texas, and thoroughly enjoyed getting to catch dinner with them and talk cars. On several occasions, I also had people message me on Facebook and say they spotted our moving truck with my car on the trailer behind it. The entire move was an experience, and I’m glad we got to take advantage of our time on the road.
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