|Us and Kathleen!|
Preston and I left this past Wednesday for Chicago. We made it most of the way Wednesday night and on Thursday made it the rest of the way there. Of course, there was a slight detour to visit our friend Kathleen who was at Notre Dame for a conference. Fun!
Thursday continued with our arrival to the big city of Chicago. We saw three of the four apartments we had scheduled for that afternoon, and the last one of the day -- we thought was THE ONE! However, Friday afternoon the landlord called and said that she had found someone who was going to rent it. :( At that time we were sad, and I was a bit anxious because we only had two more apartments scheduled for viewings.
|Lawndale Christian Health Center|
Anyway, I had my interview on Friday morning at Lawndale Christian Health Center. It seemed to go pretty well and am hopeful to hear good news in a week or so. The position is a case management type position working with a newer program at the office, which appears to be a good fit...we'll see!
|The apartment/the lower level|
Through prayer and much discussion we felt that we should proceed in faith to complete the application for that apartment. So, Saturday morning we went back to that apartment and gave the landlord the application. We should here back by the end of the week if we pass all the checks. Then we will have to do all the lease stuff to make it official! :) We were excited about the place. It is in the city limits of Chicago, but it is about 4 miles from "downtown" Chicago. It is on the boarder of two neighborhoods, Pilsen and Little Village. There is a large Hispanic population in this neighborhood, which will be fun for us!
|From the back door -- the garage spot|
|Maria (aka Maju)|
|Taste of Chicago!|
It seems like everything is in brick buildings! One thing we learned is that you can't judge the inside of a building based on the way it looks outside! (book by it's cover...)
|The church we visited|
Overall the trip was a success and a blessing. We feel more excited about the move and continuously are reminded how God is in this move, which just makes it "feel" right. You know what I mean?
Just a month away.........