Sunday, June 26, 2011

Just the Beginning of Goodbye

Even though the word "Goodbye" says GOOD...I'm not sure that it always feel good. One thing that happened this past week was that we began saying goodbye. Our friends, Russell and Katie, are also moving for Russell's internship placement, but they are moving this coming week. Therefore, we all got together one more time before we parted ways. We are all excited about the new places we are going and the experiences that we will have, and I guess that is part of life. Growing, changing, and saying goodbye. You always say hello to new friends, right? It's still not fun - the leaving, which as the summer progresses there will be more good/sadbye.

Russell and Katie Fox

We could have the hello attitude, right? :) Hello to the experience of leaving, new city, new home, new work, new community, new lifestyle, newness....

This week on Wednesday, Preston and I will be traveling up to Chicago to look for apartments. Our hope is to find one or at least get a feel for what is available to us and what the area is going to be like.

Another thing going on this week is that I may have an interview on Friday. My interview is for a social work position working in the clinic where Preston will also be working. Aside from the nicety of working at the same location, it will also be nice to work in a Christian facility. Crossing fingers and saying prayers that this goes well.

God is good! 
Preston and Krystal 

Monday, June 20, 2011

In the near future

Well, now we are down to six weeks before we move. Crazy!!

A great thing that has happened in the last six weeks is that we have found someone, a reliable person, to rent our house while we are gone. We are so grateful and blessed to have that part over. Now we just have some cosmetic things to finish up around the house before we move, like the grout in the kitchen :), the crown molding in some rooms, and a few other things.

In a couple of weeks we are taking a trip up to Chicago to go apartment searching. It will be so nice to come back to TN knowing where we are going to live once we are in Chicago.

As of right now, we are trying to figure out what to take, what to leave, do we store things, do we sell things, how big of a uhaul do we need, and all those kind of things. This is such a big move for us. I still can not believe we are actually leaving Tennessee.

Onward we go,
Preston and Krystal