Well, the time to move is quickly approaching. Mary Beth and I have about two and a half weeks left here in Holly Springs, NC. Things are starting to fall into place. We found an apartment in Bellingham, hired a nanny, put everything we aren’t taking into storage, installed a trailer hitch, changed our mailing address, painted the house, cleaned the carpets, and found a renter.
Yep, you heard me right. We have a renter to move into our house while we are away in Bellingham. Once all the paperwork is signed, it will be locked into place! This is quite the blessing. Now we won’t have to float a mortgage while paying for rent in Washington!
So…what’s left? Well, I’ve started power washing the house. Here’s a look at what the back of the house looked like before I started:
Elijah loved watching daddy power wash. Here he is getting dinner and a show all at once:
Here’s what it looks like now!
I’d say it’s a marked improvement. Wouldn’t you?
Now, I just need to finish power washing the rest of the house, power wash the driveway, pull weeds, general lawn care, fix a tub drain, repair a facet leak, replace two light fixtures, pack the rest of my belongings that will stay and go, take a Latin quiz, pass my Latin comps, and say our goodbyes.
Things to look forward to, and in no particular order,:
- Seeing the country. Though I have been out of the country (Germany and France), I haven’t gone further west than Chicago. (I have been to the Grand Canyon before as a child, but I vaguely remember it, so I don’t think it counts.).
- Rainy days.
- Bicycling to work.
- Losing weight because I’m bicycling to work.
- Good food.
- Working alongside a highly qualified and talented group of interns.
- Working with Dr. Runge on 1 Thessalonians
- Driving cross country with my wife, a baby, and two dogs in the car
- Seeing Dustin Crowe (college room mate)
- Seeing Kyle Talbot (college room mate)
- Watching a Mariners Braves game in Seattle
- Visiting a ton of parks
And the list could just keep going!
Keep us in your prayers as we pack, move, settle in, and as I get to have an adult summer camp for language nerds that I don’t have to pay to attend…in fact I get paid to attend.