Sunday, July 15, 2007

Moving to Louisville

Thursday ~
After several days of packing (and invaluable help from my family), Jeff and I pulled out of DC (and into morning traffic) around 9am. Jeff drove the U-Haul, while I followed in our car. We drove for about 8 hours, which actually went by fairly quickly for me -- I'm reading Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, and I had the second one (The Subtle Knife) playing in the car as I drove. We arrived around 7pm at Jeff's parents' house in Ohio, where we had a great dinner and spent the night. It was lovely to not have to unpack after driving all day.

Friday ~
We left Ohio around 9am, arriving in Louisville at 12:45pm. We had a walk-through of our apartment at 1pm, and then we unloaded the truck in two phases (we had a generous break in between) with lots of help from Jeff's sister Emily and her husband Scott (we now live in the same apartment complex) and some other Louisville friends. We had another great dinner that night with those friends, and then we headed home to sleep among our boxes!

Saturday ~
We dug around in our boxes for our coffee maker and skillet, and then had a breakfast of fried eggs. We headed out to return the U-Haul, and then decided to head to Home Depot for little odds and ends we need to set up house (we got a little turned around while looking for it, and so we decided to take a coffee break at Heine Brothers' Coffee before continuing our search). And then (just one day after unloading over 20 boxes of books), we decided to check out the local library! Jeff came out with one book, and I came out with about 7 plus a CD. What can I say? I like to have choices! We spent the rest of the afternoon unloading some boxes and organizing a few things like our kitchen pantry. Then we spent the evening playing poker (my first time!) with several friends.

This morning we attended Immanuel Baptist Church, where Scott and Emily are members. After church, we had lunch at a small gumbo restaurant -- quite good! And now I'm posting this after a lovely Sunday nap. :-)

After living in a small basement apartment in DC, we feel like we have room to rattle around in! Our apartment has a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, and a 2nd bedroom that we're turning into an office/study. We're hoping to paint a few of the rooms in the coming days, and then we'll try to post a few pictures. Right now you can just imagine lots of boxes in various states of being unpacked, and you'll have a great image of our place! :-)


Anonymous Megan said...

I am so pleased that your first act upon moving to a new city was to find a library and GET BOOKS!!! Viva la livre!
I think we both have interviews tomorrow - good luck with yours!

11:35 AM  
Anonymous suzanne said...

hello my friend ~ sounds like things are going delightful! I can't wait to see pictures of your new home; enjoy the decorating part! write when you can and let me know about your interview situation!

12:44 PM  
Anonymous bookpress said...

Please writh about the Pullman books then you get a chance. They're on my TBR list, but other things keep jumping ahead of them.

We'll be praying for you and Jeff as you adjust to life and ministry in Louisville.

2:51 PM  
Blogger Pastor Timothy said...

Glad to hear that you made it safely!

3:20 PM  
Blogger Sher said...

Thanks for your Alias post! :) Kentucky, huh? What took you guys up there? Congratulations on finding a bookstore right off. :)

7:49 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Finding the library so soon--one could expect nothing less from such genuine bibliophiles as you two. :) Glad to hear you are settling in and that the move went smoothly.

8:07 PM  

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