Well. That’s one way to motivate me to blog a bit more – brain-dump churchy stuff, get a bit itchy & decide it’s a super great time to write more stuff as to push the post off the front page.
Plus, I’ve got something to tell y’all. We’re moving.
Sadly, not to our dream homestead — just to another rental (for now) — so we can be closer to E’s work. The long distance relationship* thing has been a drag (and really hard on the kids), plus E was wasting his limited home time with a 10 hour round-trip commute. It has been a decision we’ve really labored over. There are lots of tears over moving far away from amazing friends we have here in an area that we’ve really come to love.
* I realize I have blogged little to nothing about this. But E’s new job took him out of state and he was only able to be home for a day and a half or so each week. We were really wanting to keep the kids in this area and thought the travel/long-distance thing might work, but no, it hasn’t been ideal.
It will be a brand new experience for my kids, we’ll be living in a bigger city in a regular neighborhood without the cushion of lots of country space around. I think they’ll come to like novel things like sidewalks and having friends really close by rather than acres and acres away. It’ll be kind of fun, I think, to live near amenities like a rec center (with lovely lap lanes!) and be within bike riding distance to ice cream shops and parks. But it’s still very hard on everybody** — we have put down some very deep roots here, and we hope in time, we’ll be able to come back.
** Miss K is not sad at all actually, as she’ll be getting her own room. Finally. Gosh. (They’ve really done surprisingly well sharing even though we have been here about 4 months longer than we originally planned, but girlfriend needs her own space, I totally agree.)
My super-hero friends have been helping since I am not supposed to do much and brought over boxes and supplies yesterday. E. is the only one who has seen the new place, so we don’t have any good photos, but we should be moved in by next weekend & I’ll show you around after the dust settles. Here’s one picture from the listing (the rest are of the outside, which I don’t want to post online).
I’m a broken record, but we have really found this 1968 trailer rental more than fine, but I will admit that it’ll be nice to have a kitchen in a more user-friendly layout, and LOOK MA, no peel & stick tiles on the floor. Woo.
p.s. I’ll be back tomorrow-ish with the obligatory costume photos from tonight, and, with how today is going so far, a picture of four kids passed out in a sugar coma.
p.p.s. I realize I have not told you which state. More on that later.