I think I'm finally back...more or less. Not only did I move to a new state and begin a brand new job this week. But in the midst of all the scuffle, my laptop has officially died, reducing our household to one lone computer (#firstworldproblem, much?). In hopes of reducing unnecessary expenses until our finances stabilize a little bit, we also haven't turned our internet on yet. Which begs the question...what do you do without internet?!
Thankfully Chuck's parents have been saving our asses every step of this move, and have opened up their home to us for unlimited internet, washer/dryer usage and yummy home-cooked food! It's been hectic to say the least, and our home is still not even close to resembling orderly. But we've got a roof over our head, food in our bellies and lots of blessings to celebrate!
Work this week was great. Starting a new job is never easy, but I really get the sense that I work for an employer that truly values its employees and cares about their well-being. My first week was spent orienting myself to the different departments of the food bank and their respective functions. Next week, I'm preparing to dive head first into my actual program responsibilities. I seriously scored a fantastic position, coordinating the food bank's community garden, as well as overseeing all the fresh food programs. Dream job.
Although the government shutdown hit us straight in out pocketbooks, it's also been a blessing in many ways. It's given my Mother-in-Law (also a federal employee) the opportunity to help Chuck with organizing our new pad and to just spend long overdue time together. I can't begin to tell you how amazing she's been to us.
Aside, from that I've been loving spending time with the in-laws, watching my guys play live music at my favorite local spots, and I've finally gotten back into reading (thank you internet-less home). My life is blessed, folks. And it feels really good to be back!