We finally got our internet hooked up late last night. It has been a struggle indeed not having any modern day technology at my service, but I survived. I have had so many blogging experiences over the last 2 weeks. I am not sure how I'm going to stuff them all in this blog :)
We are settled (for the most part) into our new home. It is much smaller than we were told and it is without a washer and dryer hookup. That makes for fun trips to the laundry mat. I'm doing my best to look forward to those trips. We had to rent a storage unit to store all of our stuff that does not fit in our townhouse. The items that did not fit include (but are not limited too): Our washer and dryer, our refridgerator, our head board and base board for our bed, our grill, everything that was in the garage, anything that was in a box that had no place to go, several boxes full of books.
I seriously dislike boxes. Looking at them, touching them, smelling them. I would hope to never see a large box again, but I know that is unrealistic. I'll get over it and when we move again (in a year), I will again remember why I don't like boxes.
Needless to say, things are much harder than I had anticipated and I'm working desperately to make lemonade out of the lemons we're swimming in. I have offically titled these days, "Character adjustment days". I'm trying to maintain a postive perspective through all of this and I desire to be encouraging to Patrick (because he LOVES it here).
And now for a story about my first 10 days in Indiana, PA:
I met Patrick for lunch on Monday. Without any weather forcast available to me, I just got dressed and hoped for the best. I thought I looked rather cute and did layer, somewhat, before I slipped on my shoes. Mind you, my shoes were too cute to wear socks with them so I headed out the door with no socks, no coat and a very cute scarf wrapped around my neck...for added warmth. Things weren't so bad until I got into the car and realized it was cold enough that I should have warmed it up before heading out for the day. So, my toes are freezing and my body is shaking. (not a bad thing because I was burning calories just by being cold!)
We went downtown for lunch. Now, downtown has only street parking (that I'm aware of) and I had to run a few errands while I was there, so it made sense to park and walk around. Not so. I had no coat and no socks. The wind was blowing and it was...22 degrees. I was so cold. I would have ran if my body was not frozen. This is the day that I realized that I was, indeed, out of Texas. I so enjoyed wearing flip flops at any point during the year in Sugar Land. It was a hard induction into the "just moved to PA" club, but I endured and made it through my errands. Yesterday, I learned from my mistake and wore several layers, including my winter jacket, gloves, a scarf and socks. Wouldn't you know that I got hot walking around? Go figure.
I'll blog more later.