We have been in our rental home  for a little over a week and it’s amazing what has gotten done in such as short amount of time.

The road trip went well.  K loved the car rides, rest stops, and adapted quickly to the  routine. We found several pet friendly hotel chains that made it easier with our pet.

We arrived Sunday afternoon the 13th after five full days on the road. We got keys to the home, and met up with my mother and in-laws who helped us unpack the moving truck.

With their help, , we got the truck completely unpacked before dark on Sunday. Monday was spent organizing the boxes and unpacking the essentials.

We gave the in-laws a tour of the area on Tuesday then they returned home. My mother stayed the rest of the week to help me organize the house. Together we were able to get the house cleaned, , and take care of a few “new address and state” related business.

Even though I have lived most of my life in the suburbs, the past two years of quiet country life has definitely changed me.

Now we are only a block or two from the college, there is a day-care around the corner, and we are only a few streets away from old downtown . All of this makes for easy access to a lot of stores, but it also increases the street traffic and noises outside. Speaking of noise,  we also hear freight trains at all hours of the day and night.

Again these are only temporary adjustments. In the mean time it is hard to believe we are ten to fifteen minutes away from all that we could need: restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy, gas stations, the freeway, the hospital, Luke’s work. Plus we are now in the same time zone as family and friends, making it easier to find time to talk and Skype.

We are beyond grateful and blessed for the help we received getting here and getting settled in, and for our new home in Washington.

 

One thought on “Settling In

  1. So glad you’re all settled in. I’m going to try my best to come see you sometime next year. I miss not seeing you.

    Love
    Grandma Jan

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