We made it!
We got here Tuesday (I think--at this point all of my days have run together and my brain is a mess). We lived in a hotel for three days and are now in our apartment about 15 minutes from the city. All our stuff though, is not here, and won't be until late next week. We do have a TV that comes with the apartment, (because, you know, I didn't have enough TV's of my own). But no cable or internet until Comcast can get out here....also, late next week. Right now, I'm hijacking my neighbors internet connection and it's somewhat sketchy and tends to disconnect at random times.
I don't believe in hell, but if I did, I would have to say that my personal hell would include having to spend eternity in an empty apartment with two children and no TV or cable. Fortunately, we've had a lot of running around to do and errands to run, so there hasn't been too much downtime in the empty apartment. But I think by mid next week, it's going to get ugly.
So far, we are all loving Oregon. Even the boy, who was on the fence about the whole move. He's already made some friends in the neighborhood but was most excited by a trip to Voodoo Doughnuts.
Of course, there have been times when I've been completely overwhelmed by this place and I've yet to drive anywhere by myself except Target. Having lived in Florida my whole life, I could almost always find my way around. It's a strange feeling to sometimes literally not have any clue where I am.
Anyway, tomorrow the family and I plan to go to a Renaissance Faire that Melissa suggested and I'm excited to see more of this area. We have a few more days before Jay heads back to work so we're taking advantage of it and trying to stay busy exploring. Plus, you know, no reason to go home if you don't have internet, TV, or your stuff. Jay keeps trying to sweet talk the people at PODS in hopes of getting our stuff here sooner, but sometimes there is just nothing you can do. Tonight, we play board games.
Okay, I'm down to one bar of connectivity so I should probably hit publish before I'm disconnected. Hopefully I'll be back here sooner rather than later.