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!