There is a signal that I seem to be able to pick up pretty strongly here in our new house. Of course now that I write that the signal diminishes! In any case… after a day of cleaning and unpacking (and we still have miles to go before we sleep) I don’t have energy for a substantive post. We’re heading out shortly for a night on the houseboat on which we honeymooned six years ago! Thanks, Debbie, for once again blessing us with your generosity and hospitality. We’ll relax for the evening and then come back for another full day of unpacking tomorrow.
The professional movers helped immensely! We managed to get the truck unloaded (or rather I should say they with Kevin’s help- I felt a bit useless just pointing out where things should go until I found the cleaning supplies and started cleaning) in about two hours. And shortly after they left students from my school started showing up for an hour or two each. They sort of came in shifts though it wasn’t planned that way. There were moments at which I wasn’t sure what help we needed and I felt a little badly about that. But I don’t think anyone was too put out.
I can’t wait until we’re really settled in and can start having folks over for dinner to say thank you!
I’m sitting in our comfy red chair in air conditioning feeling that this house is just fine, even that it might be lovely. There are some very nice touches to it. And soon… soon… we’ll figure out what to do with everything (including getting rid of some or much of it!)
I discovered a few moments ago that another new fellow, one I am VERY excited about getting to know, has bought a house just about 2 and a half miles from us! YAY! I’m going to have friends. Yes, I had friends in Morecowsville, but… it took time to know who would be friends… it feels like it will take less time here. I’m sure I won’t click with everyone in my program, but there are folks with whom I definitely will click. Ah…