July 6, 2009

Oak Harbor: The First Week

Washington showed its true colors today. After one week and two days, we had our first cloudy/rainy day. We spent the morning at the library and Wal-Mart, then I took Caleb for a long drive to get him to sleep.

Nap times have been an issue lately. Probably has something to do with Caleb's lack of a bedroom.

We had a happy 4th of July; we ate hot dogs, ribs, and hamburgers. We watched fireworks go off all over the Island; the main show didn't start until 10:30 because it doesn't get dark until quite late. And since you can legally shoot off your own fireworks around here, we lived in a war zone until after 1am. Jason said it was like living through a pirate raid. :) Canons and guns and big booms.

Caleb went around saying "Boom!" all night long. It was really cute.

Our life feels like a tight rope walk these days. Everything high up in the air. Jason has a job interview for Whidbey Island Bank tomorrow. I'm praying really really hard that he gets the job. As I did last summer, I'm falling in love with Oak Harbor all over again, and I'd love to make this place our home. We visited a church yesterday, we applied for library cards this morning, and I can get myself around town without getting lost. ;)

Not to mention the Island is gorgeous. :)

So if ya'll could pray really really hard with me, I'd appreciate it.

In the meantime, we keep company with Royal Pains, NCIS, and Burn Notice. (The Neuhausers' shows of choice ;) We also swim in the local lake, the indoor kiddie pool downtown, and stomp through the rain.

Don't get me wrong. I'm missing California a lot. Mostly the people I left behind there. Some days are harder than others. Some days I cry. Some days I get frustrated. Some days I just want to get in my car and drive the 20 hours back to San Diego. But on the whole, we're adjusting. I'm adjusting. And I'm still glad we moved here.

Stay tuned for The Neuhauser Cast of Characters, coming later in the week (with photos!).


LeAnna said...

I can only imagine what an adjustment this is for you guys. Praying that God provides through it all.

LeAnna said...

Happy Birthday!