8.07.2008

New beginnings--again

Three new things I thought you might like to know:

1. My job is starting next week. I have a new faculty orientation tomorrow, I work Monday, and the kids come Tuesday. I compared my feelings today to preparing for a wedding. You think for a long time at the beginning of the engagement about what you want to do, and make some preparations for those things. Then, if you're engaged for a whole stinkin' year like we were, you wait for a long time, knowing that you're going to be bombarded with stuff to do the week of the wedding. That's how I feel. I've been laying low, trying to rack my brain for effective things to do, but now I'm at the bombarded stage. It's a little scary, but I'm not to the point of tears yet, which is a good (and surprising) thing.

2. We're about to be homeowners again. We found a house on foreclosure that we love, and God worked in the situation to make it better timing for us than we'd originally thought. We almost turned down the bank's counter offer because we thought it would happen too soon for us to get our new finances in order, but after we told the realtor we were going to turn it down, it became possible for us to close later, after I started getting paid. (Does this make any sense? I'm trying to spare you the typical long, drawn-out Kate version. Are you confused anyway?)

3. I've become a member of Facebook. I thought it was a bad idea, my sister convinced me otherwise, and now I find myself thinking, "What in the world made me think that I'll have time to do this? Is this going to mean the demise of my blog? (I'll work hard for this not to happen.) Am I too old-fogey to be this hip? Am I too old-fogey to figure out all this stuff?"

Just thought you might like to know what's new!

9 comments:

Katy Ann said...

Yay for the house working out! Im excited for you and my cleaning services are still being offered! :) or babysitting cole at are house if that would help!

Valerie said...

Can't wait to see pics of your new crib! Glad that it worked out so perfectly for you and your family.
Miss you here in BG!

Deaton, party of 5 said...

That's great about the house. Lots of changes coming for you all--best of luck next week!

Melissa said...

Wow! Ya'll have been busy and a lot of changes are coming your way! I'm so glad that ya'll found a house and now you have a place to officially call HOME!! We love and miss ya'll!

Carla said...

Congratulations on the new house and know that you are excited to finally have a place to call home again. Good luck as school starts!!

Mindy said...

If you're too old for facebook and blogging, then i've really got a problem :)

Emmy said...

yay!! I just knew the house situation would work out HOORAY!!!

mandy said...

I am praying for you with all these new changes going on in your life right now- but remember that they are good things. They are all things that you wanted- maybe just not at the same time. You always have someone to vent to or a shoulder to cry on. I am just down the road. Miss seeing you. Love you. Hang in there and have a good first day with the kids.

Jess said...

Hey sis, I am sorry I forgot to mention congrats on the new house when I talked to you yesterday. I am excited for you. Glad your first day went okay.