Wednesday, July 18, 2007

We're Mooving Again!

At least this time it will only be across town, not 900 miles away. On Monday Gregg called this guy, Rob, who's renting out the townhouse to ask him what the deal-io is. He basically said, "Oh you're the people from Frank's church, right? Yeah, you guys have the place." Apparently we had it from the moment we said we'd take it two weeks ago! Yay! So we can move in at the end of the month- no more living out of boxes, no more dial-up internet connection, no more broken water pipes or clogged drains (yes, this is the latest problem we've encountered; the bathtub won't drain and fills up quickly with water, causing the ceiling below it in the basement to leak. I think the owners are more convinced than ever that they just need to sell this place once and for all).

We're excited! We get to have our doggie back too. The townhouse is in a very nice residential area which will be great for taking her on walks. I'll finally be able to unpack everything and have stuff at my fingertips again instead of saying, "Oh where is that stupid thing? I guess I'll have to go dig around in a box for it." I have to say though, that even with all the mishaps we've had with this house for the past three months I am going to miss it. When we first "moved in" I was so homesick for our house in FL, but then I started feeling comfortable here. I guess if you're anywhere for a certain amount of time, you get used to it.

Gregg left at 5 o'clock this morning to catch his flight. It turns out that he was able to ride with one of the guys from church going to the conference, instead of renting a car to drive to the airport, so I won't be picking him up from BWI after all. His flight home on Saturday is scheduled to land at noon. He called me about an hour ago to tell me he had gotten there okay and would be heading off to the first event in the next few minutes. He promised he would call again later tonight. :)

It's always hard to have him so far away. Thank goodness he only does this about once a year. The first year we were married he went to Chicago for a week, and I remember missing him so much one night that I almost couldn't breathe. I appreciate him every day, but when he's gone for a while and then returns home I realize just how much he is a blessing to me- all the little (and not so little) things he does for me, snuggling beside him on the couch as we watch our favorite shows, having him sleep beside me. Okay, need to stop. I'm getting all teary eyed.

I'm going to go plant myself in front of the tv for a few hours and await his phone call...

7 comments:

Christine said...

Best of luck with the "mooooo-ving!" At least this time you won't have to pack everything up, since half of it is still in the boxes. :) I really hope your new townhouse is awesome. And have fun with your sister this weekend - that should make not having your hubby around a little less hard!

erin said...

Yay!!! That is WONDERFUL news. I'm so happy for you guys--I know you've been anxious about this. What a wonderful answer to prayers. Good luck with the move and I hope everything goes smoothly--the townhouse sounds adorable and I can't wait to see pictures! :)

I'll pray for you while Gregg is out of town. Being the one who did all the traveling, instead of Matt, I know how tough it can be on both people. I pray it goes quickly and he'll be home before you know it. And have fun with your sister!

Love,
Erin

Angelarae said...

I'm so glad you found a place! I hope your townhouse is awesome and that must be wonderful to get your dog back too!
I hope you have fun with your sister this weekend - DH goes out of town a LOT so I just do my best to stay busy, it makes the time pass faster :-)

audreybreier said...

I'm so happy you guys found a place to live and that you get to keep your dog! It's so hard to part with a pet, so I'm glad it worked out for you to keep it!

Nathan is out of town right now too, so I know how you feel. I decided to come visit my parents while he's gone though, so I'm not completely alone and so they can see Cade. Hopefully the time that Gregg is gone will go by quickly and you'll be snuggling beside him on the couch before you know it!

MeLissa said...

congrats on the new dwelling. It must be such a relief in so many ways...

amy said...

Thats very exciting

destinationbeautiful (b-love) said...

I'm so glad to hear that! I"m sure your pooch is too!