Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Our first week in TX

All is well (and hot) down here in TX. Our trip went as well as it could except for when we left Albion. We didn't quite get away as early as we had hoped. We were finally ready to leave at 9am. I was in the truck with Titus and Josh was in the U-haul. As I was about to start the truck, my feet were suddenly attacked by wasps! I jumped out of the truck and went dancing over to the Uhaul. My feet were burning! I didn't know how many times I got stung, but it hurt. I decided just to deal with the pain and went back to the truck. Pretty soon I see Josh coming over to the truck. He opened the door, and wasps started flying around the truck again. Well, we had 3 nests in the door jam of the truck and each time the door was opened, the wasps were able to fly inside. We had been driving the truck the evening before and several times that week without any problems. Anyway, we spent about 30 minutes messing with the wasps before finally making a safe departure. My feet burned for awhile and then just got really hot. Since then, I've had itchy feet and a small rash, but nothing too bad. So other than that, our trip was perfect. Titus was a great traveler and kept my lap very warm for most of the trip!
It still feels a little like we're on vacation since we're not in our house yet. We're sleeping in a garage apartment on an air mattress and just have a little food and some clothes unpacked. We were able to unload the Uhaul at our new house and just store everything in the garage- much better than having to use a storage building and move all that stuff twice! We've made some purchases for the new house and really look forward to moving in this Friday. We have also both settled in to our new offices and are getting reaquainted with ACU. It seems like we've been here much longer than a week since we've been so busy and have accomplished so much already. So that's been our week. We feel a little out of touch with everyone, but I'm sure we'll catch up soon. We'll try to get our new phone number and address sent out as soon as we have them (they are plowing us a new driveway that will most likely change our address, so we don't even know what it will be yet!) Have a great week!


Shelly said...

Hey lady- good to hear from you!!! I wish I were in the hot sticky Texas weather with you as Teddy came to work today!!!!! I love the USDA!

Thomas, Becca, and Bailey said...

So glad to hear you are doing well. I've been thinking about you. Your mom told me the story about the bees in the truck--ouch!!! It's nice that they let you unload your boxes and things in your house. Have they done the home inspection? I hope everything goes smoothly with closing. Love you!

Alyson said...

Yay for being in TX! It sounds like fun to get all of your office and job and house stuff organized. Busy, of course, but fun! I hope everything goes smoothly for you guys!