Monday, August 6, 2012

First Post from Rome...

Feel free to insert an "Italy" after Rome if you'd like. :)  

But back to reality, this post comes from our new, humble abode in Georgia.  We are moved in, everything is packed away and organized, and it feels as if we've been here forever.  NOT.  Well, we are moved in, but don't even ask where Andy's other new dress shoe is...because...well...we couldn't find it last night.  Hoping it didn't get returned on the back of the ole' Budget truck.  We are definitely in survival mode at the moment, but my goal today is to fix that.  The hubbo is currently in an orientation today at the new job, so I am here with the pup attempting to organize the clutter around here.

I didn't really take pictures of the moving's awful.  It was sort of a mad dash to load the truck, get on the road at a decent hour, and clean behind ourselves as we left to ensure the house was show-ready.  Once we got on the road, we traveled the 3 or so hours to Rome, and unloaded.  Have I mentioned we are NOT on the first floor of the complex?  That was fun.  A HUGE shout-out to Andy's mom, sister, and my parents.  We could not have done it without their help.  No, really.  I would have NO dishes or cookware right now had Andy's mom not lovingly packaged each item in paper.  We have already promised each other that we WILL hire movers for the next move.  No questions asked.

After we got settled in, we spent the remainder of the next 24 hours or so showing my parents around town.  We finally found the Old Mill at Berry College we had heard so much about.

This is the part where my mom misread the sign and said, "This is The Nub."  The sign read "The Hub."  Nice job, Mom.

Yep, in case you were wondering, the Keebler elf lives here.  He gave us some cookies.  Because we were new to the area.  It was awesome.

I have to say it is fun finding new little attractions in our new home.  Although the leaving part is not-so-fun, it is an adventure of sorts to explore a new place.  Change is hard, but I can already tell it is forcing us to grow.  Andy and I attended church here just yesterday, and we were invited out to lunch and tagged along to a small group session yesterday afternoon.  That's progress, right?  We are having to find our way TOGETHER, and in some weird, backwards way, I think it is forcing us out of the same-old, same-old.  We feel closer to one another because in a lot of ways, we are all the other has to lean on right now.  There are some beautiful things to be found in the not-easy stuff in life.  God has His ways, doesn't he?

So, you may be wondering, what am I up to?  Well, my goal for today (as stated before) is to make things "find-able" around here.  I also made sure little Andy's lunch was packed for his first day, and I am planning to have a hot meal ready for him when he walks in the door.  In a sense, I feel like my job right now is to ensure that he has a decent place to come home to, and that his only worry is figuring this new job thing out.  I'm also working on job applications, setting up cable, etc.--but my #1 priority is to make sure Andy gets adjusted.  

In fact, I took pictures of him before his first day:

I picked out his little outfit for his first day.  We aren't sure about the dress code yet, but know for sure he needs to wear the tie.  So, we went with his lighter-weight gray suit to keep him from sweating to death.

I love that his badge says, "Andy B."  That's what his mom calls him.  Too cute.

So, yes, although he will tell you he works in the accounting or finance department at the hospital, he IS the Controller.  So modest, he is.  One of my favorite things about him. :)

Well, I think that's it for now.  Duncan and I need to get busy around here...

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