Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back to the 21st Century

We're finally online here in the house! No phone service yet -- I had it for about an hour last night and then something went wrong . . but after so many days of no cable, no internet, no phone, no cell phone, and one day without even a car, we're counting our blessings today. Leslie said she had been starting to feel like Laura Ingalls Wilder. I reminded her that Laura spent most of her days helping her mother around the house -- and she dropped that comparison pretty quickly.

The movers came Monday morning. After a beautiful warm sunny weekend, they started moving in our stuff in 41-degree rainy weather. We were all pretty miserable. But they did get everything in and I've been unpacking for the last three days. I've broken off all of my fingernails, my head is spinning, and my feet are aching. But it's starting to look a little bit like a house someone actually lives in. And this afternoon, I picked up groceries, finally, so we can eat real food again!

I drove to Nebraska City this morning to hand the girls off to Vicki, Keith's sister. She's taking them on to Lindsborg to stay with their grandparents for a few days. I'm all alone. Wow. It's been a LONG time since I've been all alone! And when Keith gets back from his business trip tomorrow night, we'll be all alone TOGETHER. After living in separate states for two months, THAT'll be a treat!

Thank you to everyone who has been leaving comments or emailing me about the blog. It's great to know people are reading! I'm insecure like that, you know. "What if I wrote a blog and nobody read it . . .?" :)


Robin Shreeves said...

Gwen - well, "a treat" is one word for it.

I'd be sarcastic and tell everyone to call you at 9pm tomorrow night, but apparently, they can't!

Enjoy being just you and Keith again after all the craziness.

Christina said...

I had NO idea you had a blog! I'm so pleasantly surprised :) I'll be definitely following you and your amazing adventures! Miss you already.

Caeli said...

Gwen, As I write this Saturday morning, I hope you and Keith enjoyed some alone time! Thank you for keeping us updated, and thank you for the inspirational way you are relating your adventures to the lessons Jesus taught us. That is the part that I love (and need!) to hear. I wish you guys all the best, and I AM reading! Challey