Nope, haven't found that "Christmas feeling" yet. ::snort:: It's o.k. I will love this area....I will make friends...I will grow in this "pause." Opening the boxes makes it all so "final." We really have moved...and yes, moving from AK was hard as well. Loving well leads to a glorious sorrow...quite honestly, I find myself wondering if I have the emotional reserves to love deeply knowing I'm leaving in 2 years....I suspect God will grace me with the energy to love well - that's my life mission....
I spent 13 hours today unpacking.
Michael and Nolan ran to town - which turned out to be two towns - to find all the supplies they need to put up the projector and such. Wow...it's going to be nice. We'll get the family room put together in no time when the projector and speakers are up. BTW conduit is WAY more expensive in America than it is at Homac in Misawa.
The kitchen was my priority.....all the boxes are unpacked, widgets are stored etc. I will not hang things on the walls until our last shipment gets here and I can eyeball everything! Michael got home about the time we were finishing the kitchen. He came bearing a roast which right into the crock pot.
This kitchen IS huge....I think I burn calories preparing a meal in it. Arielle and I put EVERYTHING out on counters before we started stowing it this time. We want functional. I think we've got it.
While the men were gone I kept the other three busy....it takes a lot of effort to keep Stacia and Zander moving in the right direction. Yuuki hid in her kennel. Silly dog. We also organized the garage and made progress on bedrooms...a bit.
Arielle got all the games put away...and I think I have a chest coming which can house the blankets.....table clothes can go in the BUTLER'S PANTRY - why didn't I think of THAT before?
Stacia and I painted conduit for Michael and Nolan's project
Mid-afternoon nap in the family room
These two were so worn out I gave in and let them soak...
Michael and Nolan continue to work
I'm disappointed in how much damage I am finding. The desks that can't be reassembled....I knew my floor lamp was taken apart and put in a small box...but this was a surprise.
My step tansu....
Living all of life before the face of God...