Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The craziness of it all

I'm sitting here in our rental house as I type this. It has been an interesting week and a half! We moved in a week ago Saturday. The house wreaked of dog smell, so we shampooed the carpets in hopes it would help. It didn't. We bought an air purifier, which has helped quite a bit. My first day here, I wanted to go home SO badly. I almost packed my bags and left. The memories of this town came flooding back, and not in a good way. This town held some seriously bad memories from me. I lost my babies in this town. I got really sick in this town. I went from being super full of life to being a shell of who I was. When we moved from here 4 years ago, it was such a healing time for me to leave. I feel like such a different person now. I'm not sure why God has us here. I have had to really work through a lot of feelings. I know that God is a healing God, and I believe He is wanting to heal my heart in the areas where there is hurt. One seriously crazy thing is that Jeff has had 2 interviews with a company up where we are from, and where our house is. He has a 3rd interview on Friday. This one is supposed to be the final interview. If they offer him the job, we will probably be moving back home! I can't tell you how much I want that to happen. I also want to be where God wants us to be, so I'm trying to be open to that. So that is the story of our life right now. We are spending the weekend up in at our house, and it may be a really interesting weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010

The house is listed

We listed the house on Monday, although the realtor hasn't gotten it into the computer yet. We already have someone coming this coming Monday night to look at it, and it isn't even in the computer! We are excited about that. We have de-cluttered like crazy, and everything looks great. We are probably going to rent when we move, until we find a house we really like. I'm still hoping to do a garden, amidst all this chaos. My little seedlings are going to town, and I can't wait to get them in the ground! I have been able to enjoy my flowers this spring. Here is a picture of my azaleas and my lilies. The lilies smell SO good!

On a seriously crazy note, Evie and Sierra have been running around at Jeff's parents property every day. We have been going over there to break up some of the monotony of Jeff being gone. I decided to check Sierra for ticks yesterday. As of today, the count is up to fifteen...yep, you read that right... fifteen! One was the size of a grape, and another the size of a raisin. The rest were all small. She has so much fur that it is really hard to find them. Yesterday, the huge grape one just fell off her and we found it on the carpet. I didn't know what it was because it was so big. I thought it was some weird beetle! Normally when they are small, they are brown with a funky design on their backs. This one was light gray. When I checked her and found the smaller raisin sized one attached to her, it was light gray, so I realized that huge one was a tick filled with blood. YUCK! I pulled the raisin sized one off, then found 10 more. Today I found 3 more. One was only about 1/4" above her eye, embedded in her scalp. I felt SO bad for her. We just keep finding them on her! I guess we aren't going to be able to let her run out there for awhile. The ticks here can get bad, but I have never seen them that bad before! I bet I just gave you all the heebie-jeebies didn't I :)?