Sunday, August 24, 2008


this is a quick post as the library closes in an hour and 10 minutes (one more week with no's hard!)

We are slowly getting settled into the house. It took Ed and I (plus our amazing semi driver) 4 1/2 hours to unload the truck. The next morning I woke up to my entire body unhappy at me. But we did it. The piano was last and is all snug in the living room now.

We visited a new church this morning. Electric drum kit. That's all I'm going to say on that one.

I'm still looking for a job. It's a bit difficult with no internet at the house and it's hard to look sitting in the kids section on a little stool with one or both kids asking, "do you have a job yet?"

People here are so friendly. Neighbors came over on the first day to introduce themselves (and pretty much shared their life stories in a matter of 2 minutes). The little 4 year old girl next door (who Alina has now made friends with and brought home the 1st day we were there) informed us yesterday, "I'm going to be gone for awhile as I have to go with my dad to pick up a friend who's getting out of jail." Boy...did we live in a bubble before.

The parents come tomorrow. We found a CHEAP couch/hidabed on Craigslist (LOVE CRAIGSLIST!) that Ed and I will be snoozing on for the next two weeks.

I know how to get to the store, bank, library (which are all within a block of each other) and the airport. The map has become a very good friend.

I have exactly one hour to scour for a job.

Pictures soon. Seriously.


thediaperdiaries said...

Electric drums? Ryan and I visited a church in GR once that was doing a sermon series based on grammy nominated songs that year. WE were there for the song "Unpretty" by TLC. It was completed by "special music" in which the very white, churchy worship team did their rendition of the song. It was something out of a SNL skit.

Needless to say we didn't come back the following week for "Livin' La Vida Loca". I have been stumped all day as to what to blog about. I have just been inspired.

D, L, M, C, & J said...

I am so glad to hear you found a place to live. It is exciting, yet challenging trying something new and different. I hear you on the church thing...we are still looking...nothing compares to ABC. Say "hi" to the family from us.


anne said...

I'll believe it when I see it.

chris said...

not the electric drums!!!! nooooooo!!!!!!!