And now, I am finally back on track, at least as far as the blog goes. The reason it took me so long to catch up on all of that is due to WordPress EATING my posts. I got all the way up to that Recap #3, which was the Louisiana one, which was the one I’d been excited to get to and write…and I wrote it, and WordPress ate it. So I wrote it again…and WordPress ate it again. By that time, I’d eaten up most of a morning and had to turn my focus elsewhere, and I’ve been focused elsewhere ever since. I figured today I would just sit down finally and hammer all of that out. That way, I can quit worrying about it. Also that way, I can just sit down and write in the present, going forward. I don’t like being hung up on past events for too long, as far as recap writing goes.
So. As I write this, I am sitting in this extendo stay hotel room, and this extendo stay hotel room is already gettin’ old. We’re booked in here, paying weekly, until April 19, approximately a month after our arrival here. We’ve only been here for 12.5 days, but I’m already SO ready for my own home. It’s hard to be cooped up in one room all the time, it gets a little claustro. At least we are now moved into a room with one queen bed, so we’re not living out some bizarre 1950’s sleeping arrangement, AND the new room has hot water. YAY HOT WATER. Turned out, um sorry no, letting the water run doesn’t do a durn thing in that other room. Turned out, talking to the maintenance dude that will stop and chat if I’m outside smoking, one of the water heaters was busted. So there. Victory.
That being said, we are beginning to get our feelers out on places to live. We’ve spent some ample time just Driving Around, getting a feel in person of all the varying neighborhoods. We’ve got our home map fairly well narrowed down, so that helps. I am in love with uptown. I want to live under those trees. Seriously, perma-shade in the summertime. It’s a good thing.
We decided though that we are uncomfortable renting a place until at least one of us gets employed somewhere. Just to have a better feel for what we can or are willing to pay per month for rent, etc. I’ve got resumes out to about 13 different places right now, am in that Waiting Mode to see what comes out of them. Later this week, I’ll hit the temp staffing agencies, so either way, I should come out okay. In the meantime, I’ve got the freelance tshirt project to keep me occupied, so that job-search Waiting Mode is at least a little less painful than it could be.
J, however, had a GREAT interview with a place in the CBD last Friday, and they will be informing him of their decision, one way or another, sometime tomorrow. Cross your everythings, world -he likes them and the office and they seem to like him too. And if he gets it, there will be some sort of forward momentum in our lives, which would be so wonderful. We have not been here long, so I’m not in an impatient frame of mind at all, but I DO have a hard time feeling uprooted and kind of directionless, sometimes. But I’m HERE, which makes it all worthwhile.
In the meantime, it’s nice to notice that our faces are becoming familiar when we’re out and about at our haunts, and that we’re getting to know some folks better.
This is not to say though that I don’t get hit in the gut sometimes with Missing People. I miss my people. MISS THEM. And that is because I love them.
So, we’re rolling along, getting our feet wet (literally, sometimes), still going around wide-eyed and in disbelief that we’re actually here for good sometimes, glad that all of that basketball mayhem is coming to a close, “protecting” the dawg from those menacing thunderbooms from the sky at night, and Figuring it All Out. And that is where we are right now.