Thursday, February 28, 2019


Today was Day 4 of Week 3 at my new position. Despite being thrown into the deep end of the pool with bricks strapped to my ankles, I've managed to keep my nose above water. Most days I find myself in bed around 8 pm, getting up around 5:30 am to do it all over again.

I'm loving every second of it.

On top of this madness, Grey and I managed to find ourselves a new home: a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family home that is minutes from work and walking distance from an elementary school. Two Sundays ago we decided to begin the house-hunting process, stopping at a listing that was down the street and dilapidated. A short conversation from the neighbors (who are pissed with the homeowners as they have been picking up the costs for basic maintenance) confirmed our decision to look elsewhere . . . to which they responded by pointing us to a house just down the street.

Despite having 2 other couples who requested applications, Grey and I were able to negotiate to allow pets (property manager noted that Jaxson and Daisy have a better rental record than most humans he deals with) and monthly rent that we can manage. All wrapped up without any drama.

So, on top of facing some big deadlines, we are officially moving the middle of this month. And though I'm excited that Grey has the real option of bike commuting again (Maddy and Teddy as well), I've also been saddened to be saying goodbye to another set of amazing teachers, coaches, care providers, and friends. Unlike previous moves, Teddy and Maddy are sad too.

T-minus 15 days before the moving crew shows up. With me needing to navigate all things required with relocating while preparing for a bomb of an upcoming deadline in a company that is known for pushing the limits.

Hopefully, my nose stays somewhat above water.


  1. I'm so glad you are "loving every second of it."

    And the house sounds perfect. Yay!

  2. Cristy, this is so exciting! It feels like a good settling in is a'comin.

  3. Fantastic news all around - that's so awesome that you're loving your job! And house-finding is always such a relief!

  4. So glad to hear all this! I'm just sorry Maddie & Teddy are sad... my personal experience is that the older the kids get, the harder a move can be (junior high girls can be sooooo cliquey...!)... so it's probably good that you are doing this now! Here's to a long, long time before you move again! :)

  5. Congratulations on the move! May there be much happiness in the new place.

  6. Congratulations on the new housing arrangement!

    Good luck with moving and continuing in the new job! It sounds like lots of (mostly good) things are happening, but even good stuff can be pretty exhausting. Here's hoping it all goes well!

  7. Aw I'm sorry they're sad with this move, but I hope it's perfect for you all.

  8. Oh lady, after everything you've endured, I am so happy to see good things falling in place for you. Sending you good thoughts as you navigate the changes!