I’m a bit behind in blogging. I think it’s fair to acknowledge that I underestimated my exhaustion levels and how long things would take. So here’s a mini update… (all these photos are taken with my cell phone. so please pardon the quality.)
We spent July 25/26 packing up our truck. My dad took this photo of me when we were done Tuesday. It was a very odd emotional experience, loading all our belongings (well, almost all of them, a few things got left behind, passed on to continue with new owners) into this truck and saying goodbye to friends and family.
We drove for 4 days. Stopping here and there. (The drive itself will have it’s own blog post.)
We got to Seattle on July 30th. We parked in front of our new apartment building, walked into our new apartment, and the kids ran excitedly through the rooms, cheering over their bedroom and the balcony. Then we went up to the rooftop deck which overlooks Lake Union, and off in the distance downtown Seattle and the Space Needle. We gathered all of us in a tight little pile and I took this photo. With my cell phone. It was bright. My arms are not long enough to get us all in. This was as good as it got. Poor Cody – his sunglasses got lost somewhere along the way.
Then it was back to the apartment where Cory set up a Looney Tunes dvd on his laptop and the boys watched it while we brought up the necessities for our first night in Seattle. Mattresses, blankets, towels, bathroom stuff…
Once that part was done, and we had a place to sleep, we went up on the rooftop deck one more time, to watch the setting sun reflecting on the buildings downtown.
This is our new home…. It’s an odd feeling, that this is not vacation, this is where we live.