Monday, September 15, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Well, I said I wouldn’t mention the word “housing” til there was good news…so here goes. After one unwarranted eviction and more than 5 months crammed into a shared guest house, I am thrilled to share that we finally have a place of our own, and it’s GREAT. There really is nothing that will make you appreciate something as simple as a door and a closet than the feeling of no privacy and nowhere to unpack! We actually moved into our new home about 2 weeks ago, but I’ve been busy setting things up, making it feel more like home and focusing on the latest movement on the job front. So after another short blog hiatus, I'm back-- and with great news!

So, things are definitely looking up for me. I have a place to call home, which has really made a difference in feeling like I actually live here. It’s also gotten much warmer out (t-shirts and sandals by day)which makes me happy. With braii season officially starting, we bought a small grill, which makes Jeremy happy. I can honestly say that with these things coming together, I would have no hesitation to stay out here for at least another year or so. That being said, the next obstacle to tackle is finding long-term work because as much as the short-term thing is great for creating my own schedule, I know I need a bigger project to focus on in order to enjoy myself out here in the long run. Ironically, my latest prospect would have me working with an organization that helps provide homes for people in need. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate cause to support, given the past 5 months!!

More to come as things unfold, but in the meantime, here are a few pics of the new place. Enjoy!