Jake is ready to get back out on Thursday and do awesome! I finally understand what everyone is saying about how hot it gets in Texas!! WOWWZERRSS!! This weekend it hit 101, and is SOOO hot!! I honestly do not know how the boys play in it, but they say they like it (who likes 90+ degree weather?!)
|Sophie loved her new friends Layla, and Kenzie.|
A little background of a baseball wife..
When we arrive for the season the wife must find an apartment (so hard having ppl accommodate month to month lease) set up cable/internet, electricity, water, everything that is included in moving, while our husbands go to the field, and get familiarized with their locker..
When our husbands/BF get moved up/down over or traded the wife is stuck canceling all of the bills, contracts, getting out of their lease (which is such a pain sometimes!!) and worst of all PACK up everything, and drive it to the next city/state!! The boys will have to leave within 12 hours usually right after the game, and we have to figure out living arrangements for the next place, and get ourselves there! I am soo grateful and at peace because I know if this was us, my parents/family would be out in a heartbeat to help me so I wouldn't have a complete breakdown.
We are left dealing with almost everything..The nice thing is we do have a normal life 5 months out of the year, and the boys can take care of the bills, and help! The less stress for them the better during the season which means ulcers and grey hair for the women!
I am a planner, and hate not knowing..I hate secrets, surprises, and all gifts that I don't know (everyone who knows me, knows this!) I might as well throw all of that out the window in baseball. Our life is unknown! We have NO idea when we could be moved, traded, released (this will be a very long time, not to scare anyone) or anything in our future! Every single wife/fiance/gf involved has to figure out what works best for them, and their family. We all are different, and have specific needs! Unfortunately, their is no handbook for this career.
Back to our friends..She just paid for her apartment in Round Rock for June (since they said they would be back there shortly.) All of their bills, and spent quite a bit of money on furniture for the place.. She was beyond stressed at this point trying to figure out how she would get her money back (if she could) & how to pack up everything, move it from Texas to Kentucky by herself. We sat here thinking of every option we could come up with if renting a Uhaul, hiring movers, leaving behind all their new furniture, shipping their car, and just flying there...I have NEVER had someone close to me especially be in the same room as me who had something like this happen..I've heard about it a lot though. Now let me just say..Getting traded is never a bad thing, it is an opportunity to be in the big leagues sooner than where your at sometimes, as well as the team has high hopes for you. BUT.. for a new fiance' to the baseball world being her first season, and to be moved as much as them, AND now traded would be beyond stressful! She is a trooper, and loves her man! They arrived to Kentucky and hopefully got settled in! This is why everyone makes fun of me for my furniture, and decorated apartment because they could be moved at any moment, or we could be here the entire season and my place will feel like home. Overall, it's hard and next year, I will be packing less!
I hope everyone had a good memorial weekend!