Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finally Up to Date

Today, Wednesday, I had my first day in. The forecast as of yesterday was for lots of rain. Instead, it was a beautiful day. The temperature made it to about 67 degrees and it was quite breezy, so I opened the windows wide while I did some laundry and finally unpacked my bags. There is just a little more putting away to do now -- and I still have to find that blasted card reader!

I finally had the brilliant thought this morning that I could look for pet-friendly apartments without going through the regular letting agents. Sure enough, I found some listed just that way and this afternoon received a call back from one of the emails I sent. I will be taking a look at the apartment tomorrow. Though it is on the second floor and unfurnished, I want to see it. It is a step in the right direction.

I also unpacked the quilt that my Atlanta Outlander group (in conjunction with the larger group) gave to me before I left. It is just the right size for when I sit and type or read and I have it across my lap now. It is a comfort to have the support and love from a lot of people all around me.

This is the first day I have cried at all -- and that was when I was writing about Gretchen. I am missing her and I am missing my boys a bunch. I know that it will only be about six weeks until I can get them, but it seems like it is forever. It will probably be a good thing when I begin work this weekend. It will keep me busy doing something besides exploring!


  1. I am so glad you finally proved you were at least 18 and now have internet access. Your recaps of the past 3 days have been splendid. Glad the Ikea felt a bit like home and I hope you find some good sugar free cocoa soon. As you might be able to tell from the emails from our groups, we're all excited to follow along with you. Good wishes for the apartment search.

  2. When I was a kid we moved to Germany for my dad's job for 5 years. It was an experience! But the first few months were definitely a learning curve for us all. Give yourself time Julia and just enjoy being in the land of Jamie and Claire!