Well, we made it! We've got everything in our new apartment, we're slowly unpacking everything, and settling into life here in Sedalia. What a blessing that about 15 people showed up from our new congregation to help us unload our moving van. It was a nasty hot day, and with everyone's help, we got the entire van unloaded in about 30 minutes. Amazing!
I've been planning this post in my head for a few days now, thinking of things to mention about how thankful I am for what I have right now. And of course, I can't remember every single one when I finally sit down to write. Here's a few brief highlights of our first week in Sedalia:
1. We had our first (unexpected) visitor the first morning in our new home. A member of the congregation who works just down the block stopped by to say hello. We were a bit flustered at the presence of the unexpected houseguest while our abode was still in boxes and piles, but glad he introduced himself anyway. We're finding that people here are quite the friendly bunch.
2. I've met two ladies my age who seem really nice and sweet. The one is a crafter, which scores automatic awesome points in my book. I've run into the other one a few times while running around town, and I'm always glad to see her friendly face.
3. Drew made brownies for me the other day. Just because. The super fudgy ones too!
4. My first cooked meal in our new home was a success. Which made me feel really good, because all I did was throw chicken and vegetables in the fry pan and serve it over rice.
5. While we've been cleaning our apartment (because really, don't you feel better knowing that the dust and dirt is your dust and dirt??), we've come across an odd assortment of items that belonged to the former occupants. Such oddities include a red and white striped sock under the fridge, Heineken bottle caps under the stove, and sequins, beads, and earring wires embedded in the carpet. Um. Weird.
7. Yesterday was quite the productive day. Paid the rent, started the official name change process, took a huge load of boxes to the recycling center, and shopped for some home supplies. It felt good to get things done. :-)
That's a good list for now.... I should get back to my logic puzzle while I wait for the dryer to finish. So much for going to bed early today.... ah, the life of the domestic.