Sunday, June 10, 2007

Since Day 3.....

We spent Friday taking it easy. We were all recovering from the drive and the boys were still recovering from their dumb virus so we didn't do much. We spent a lot of the morning on the front porch on the swing and meeting neighbors.

Two seminarian families live behind us and have kids around the same age. One of the families, the Driscolls, invited me to come to a jewelry party that night because other seminarian women would be there too and she thought I might enjoy meeting some other women. She made the point for me not to worry about buying anything--to which I said, "don't worry, I won't." I went and had a great time. One great thing about being here is that there is an instant community with lots of potential friendships.

We went to the hardware store and bought paint for the boy's rooms and for the kitchen. The color in there was too loud for me. I like the color but I felt that after a while I might feel like the kitchen was yelling at me all the time. I picked an olive green color instead. Something warm and inviting. I think it will look nice with the stainless steel appliances that are already in there.

Yesterday, Ewan went to play at one of our new friend's houses for a few hours while Jon and I painted and Isaac napped. Normally, I would feel weird letting my kid go to someone's house (without me) I had just met the day before but both Jon and I felt comfortable with it knowing that they were right behind us and that we would be spending a lot of time with these people. Ewan had a great time and wanted to go back today.

We had to use a primer on the kitchen and one of the bedrooms upstairs before we could paint so that is making the painting process take much longer. One of the bedrooms was baby poop yellow and red--the red very similar to the red wall in our house in Dallas. It took 2 coats of primer to cover it up. We basically have the kitchen done and are aiming to finish one bedroom tonight. Speaking ofwhich--I better go help Jon soon.

The boys are finally getting on track with their sleep schedules again--although the room we are staying in is VERY bright in the morning and Isaac has been waking up at 6am which basically means we are all up between 6 and 6:30. It does give us an early start for the day though!

We visited a church today and really liked it. Jon wants to check out one in our neighborhood that has an emphasis on urban ministry. I think we will go there next week and then go back to the other church the week after.

It is so fun to be in the city--we can walk to the school, post office, health food store (not that I have been there yet but it is just a few blocks away), the hardware store, movie theatre, pharmacy and lot of other places.

We have a "Y" shaped staircase that leads from the first floor to the second floor. One part leads from the foyer to a platform and the other leads from the kitchen to the platform that leads up to the second floor (i hope that made sense). The stairs that are from the kitchen to the platform are VERY steep--I mean 1.5-2X the height of normal stairs. I discovered today that my legs are sore from going up and down these stairs. It is a built in exercise machine. Hopefully it will help me from gaining too much baby weight-hahahaha!

Jon is waiting on me to help paint--

Our truck gets here tomorrow and a bunch of people are coming to help unload it. I have my first midwife appointment, and am picking mom up from the airport. Tomorrow will be very exciting and I am glad our stuff is getting here because I think I have reached my limit of camping out in our house. I know sitting on the floor while you are pregnant is good but I am looking forward to something soft to sit on too! My bootie is achin' for some soft cushions......

2 comments: said...

seems as if every thing is working out and you are fitting right in - I know you will be glad to have a place to sit.So glad the boys got over the "bug" and you didn't get it. Love you lots,gramma

Kelsey said...

Sounds like quite the adventure! Your house seems really fantastic and that is so cool that you guys are already making friends. I'm so glad you all arrived in one piece and are settling in well. Hopefully you won't get so attached to living their that you won't come back to Dallas (although if you did I certainly wouldn't blame you, it sounds like a lovely place to live).