There is one part of this adventure that I have failed to document: fear. Mixed in with the excitement and anticipation is total fear. It's normal, I think. We walked away from a very comfortable existence. I knew where to go, what to do, and had people. I don't have any of those things here, but I am finding it's ok.
Case in point, this morning our cars were delivered. I was anxious about it all night. Getting our cars picked up on our wide street in Springville was one thing, doing it in downtown Bellevue was another. Where the heck was the guy going to park his truck? How would I get the cars into the parking garage?
Thankfully, the driver knew just what to do (because he is well versed in the art of the city) and things went seamlessly. The cars are safe in the gated parking garage just an elevator ride away.
I am also learning to utilize public spaces. There is a gorgeous park in Bellevue, half a block away. Obviously, I can't send the kids out in the back yard to play, so we go to the park.
The first day I went to the park it was really stressful. The other parents seemed really on edge, and the kids were being kind of weird about interacting. My kids know nothing about any of that, so they just went storming up to all of the other kids. Eventually, Amos found a little boy who could hang with him. I got the sense his "mom" and I were on the same wavelength. Then I heard the boy call her "Miss Tina." ;)
Since we've been here I have been asked lots and lots "if they're all mine." It's not at all in a judgmental way. It's more awe, and then approval. I like it.
I also like how much mileage we're getting out of the stroller. I really like walking everywhere.
(She's not as cold as she looks)
Looking for a place to rent has not been my favorite. It's not so simple. It has been interesting to see that once people find out Eric works for Amazon we get bumped to the top of their lists. Last night the owner said, "you work for Amazon, you must be VERY smart." We knew Amazon was awesome, but we didn't know how highly revered it is. We have found lots of places that would be an ok fit, but we're holding out for a great fit. I really just want my own house, but alas, it's not the time.
That's about it for now, things are good. Even in the city.