Saturday, August 05, 2006

Pant, pant, gasp, gasp. Whew. The horrible week is finally over. Yay!

Packing? Check.
Moving? Check.
Cleaning? Check.
Moving into temporary dwelling? Check.

Day of rest? Check. Thank goodness.

Shaun and I were both exhausted last night. All that stress and worry and lifting boxes and sadness at leaving our first very-own-house was a little too much. Today we are not going into work (except right now for the internet), we don't have to pack, and we don't have to do anything except take care of Emma.

We're feeling much better today, especially since we found out that we were approved for the rental house we applied for in La Grande. Yay! We have a place to live when we get to Oregon! This is such a huge load off my mind. I had no idea just how incredibly stressed I was about this until the worry was gone and I felt so much better. I don't do well with uncertainty in my living arrangements. It's a nice-looking house with a yard and a garage, in a part of town that we liked when we drove around La Grande last month. (We camped again on that trip, and is was another good experience. Emma really likes camping!)

When we were there, we looked at several houses to buy but none of then immediately jumped out and grabbed us, plus it's hard to buy a house long distance, so we decided to just rent for a while and take our time looking for a house. I think this was a good way to go.


Liz said...

Sounds like a rest is much deserved. Great news about the rental... definitely an excellent way to find out more about a community and pick the right house for you. (and maybe ride the housing market down a bit... that wouldn't be a bad thing). :)

Charleen said...

While we were pretty lucky with the fly in and buy a house in 3 days approach, I think your way is the best way to do it.

Now take a deep breath and relax!

PJ said...

Thanks for keeping us updated ;) I'll be there March. Wow that sickness back and forth I hope everyone is feeling better...I know this type of stress really brings things down. Take care!