DH and I were watching a show tonight and a woman in the show turned down a year-long assignment across the country because her sorta boyfriend told her to. I said to DH how dumb she was -- they both made good money and there was no reason she should deny a great career move. They could easily travel to visit, and it was only a year!
DH turned to me and said "So, you would be okay if I took that one year assignment to Anchorage, AK?"
I looked at him with bright eyes and said "There's an assignment in Alaska?" He replied "Yes" and I said "Could we all go?"
I immediately began thinking of all the awesome adventures we could have in Alaska -- especially knowing it was just for a year. Homeschooling can be done anywhere! The boys are curious about snow, and they would see plenty! We could easily rent our house out, and maybe there's a housing allowance! I remembered how when we were living in Oklahoma and my dad was putting in for new jobs -- he had to choose between Anchorage (or was it Fairbanks?) and Milwaukee and I so wanted him to choose Alaska. (He chose Milwaukee.)
I looked again at DH while still thinking of the potential and realized he had a huge grin on his face. He was kidding. There is no assignment in Alaska. It's just that he is a bit more romantic at times than me and thought it was sweet that they would choose to be together rather than apart.
I checked and his company does have a location in Anchorage. While the chances of us going are slim to none, it was wonderful to dream for a bit.