Saturday, June 6, 2009

Our week

It seems like soooo much longer than a week since we found out we're moving to Abilene. Each day seems to drag on for me. Why? Because I'm excited and worried and cleaning the house and working and should be packing and on and on...
We decided that we are going to try to buy a house and close on it as soon as we get to Abilene so we can move right in. I know things don't usually go that smoothly, so that's why I'm worried. I'm excited because I get to go to Abilene in 10 days and look at houses and spend 2 weeks trying to take care of all the details (and seeing lots of family). I'll feel much better once I'm there, but the waiting is already hard. In the meantime I have been working at the herbarium at WSU and building stacks of yard sale items at home. I haven't even begun packing since all our boxes are buried under stuff in the garage. We're hoping to dig them out tonight so I can really make some progress.
Pretty soon after I get home from Abilene, Josh is going to take off to CA to collect some plants. I'll stay home to pack and have a yard sale, and then we'll only have about a week before we hit the road. Crazy!!
It's hard to believe our time in WA is almost over. We have been trying to savor all the things we enjoy here that will be absent in TX- like cool weather, green hills, and no need for air conditioning. We are also excited to get to TX and enjoy the things we have missed for the last several years- real thunderstorms, snow cones, and long growing seasons for the garden. Moving always seems to be bitter sweet but God has plans far beyond what we can even imagine.
On a lighter note, Titus turned 5 this week! Hard to believe my little puppy is middle-aged. Here he is looking particularly happy on his special day.

5 comments:

Thomas, Becca, and Bailey said...

I am so excited for you and Josh! Congratulations on his graduation, his PhD, getting the job at Abilene... I hope you are able to find a house and for the timing to work out. I love you!

Shelly said...

What a handsome 5 year old!!! I'm sad to see you guys go (and sooo soon), but I am excited for you both to move forward in your life and into a real house!!!

Jennifer M said...

You'll be surprised as too how homes you can see in 10 days. Our realtor showed us at least 10 in ONE day! I would suggest bringing a notebook to take notes as it's sometimes hard to remember everything you liked/disliked about a home. You'll have fun! I love house hunting!

Sharron said...

What a sweet boy. He really looks happy - smiling/laughing from ear to ear.

Andrea Casey said...

...I keep wondering...what in the world will Titus think about Abilene?! (Hey, did you know there's a rattlesnake vaccine for dogs? Something to think about if you land out in the country.)

We'll be praying for peace in your whirlwind. :)