All right, I think I'm slowly but surely recovering emotionally and pictorally from the self-inflicted decimation of my blogs. Time to get back to business and take a look at some important issues. Namely, what on earth should I do with this blog once we move?
Here's the low-down: Jeremy defends his dissertation next week, and then we pack up and move to Utah for a summer job at the BYU. The bulk of our stuff will be in a storage pod heading off to Ithaca - we'll have to get by in Provo on stuff we can fit in our car. I thought we might get away with actually being surrounded in comfort with all our possessions this summer, but it looks like we'll be following the tradition of previous years of essentially living out of a suitcase.
After the BYU work is done, the plan is to - hear me out on this - drive 30 hours across the country to Ithaca. If you have any advice or experience on this front, bring it on. Do we book hotels in advance? Should we drive during the day or night? How much should we plan on stopping to see sights? Are we insane? I have no expectations of it being a neverending picnic, but I have to believe it's doable (and has been done before).
And what about this blog? Should I retire it and start a new blog with a new URL (I've reserved myadventuresinithaca.blogspot.com just in case)? Or keep the Tucson URL, and change only the name of the blog? Some other third solution that I don't see? I've been operating under the assumption that My Adventures in Tucson is my "American" blog, while My Adventures in Syria and My Adventures in Jordan get separate ones because they are different countries. You may recall that when we were in Middlebury, I just temporarily changed the name of this blog and did nothing to the URL. By those rules, I should keep the same URL and just change the name of the blog. Who even types in URLs these days anyway? Isn't it all just bookmarks and links?
Basically, I curse the day that I named any blog with a specific geographic location. Let this be a lesson to you.
Really, though, what should I do?