I apologize for being MIA the last few days, but at least my silence this time was due to some good news! We were FINALLY able to move into our rental house in Anchorage last Friday, so we've been frantically getting things cleaned up and moved in. We finally told the management agency that we were willing to sign a lease before the work around the place was finished, and that we'd handle the painting ourselves. We just couldn't wait any longer for them to get it done on their own. The only frustrating thing now is that we could have decided to move in way back when we first looked at the place and it would have been the same amount of work!
I was a bit nervous about this house just because it looked a little rough around the edges when we came to check it out. Karl assured me that a fresh coat of paint would do wonders and boy, was he right! I chose a beautiful shade of blue to replace the Aquafresh toothpaste color that was previously on the walls. I had to work throughout the weekend, so I left Karl in charge of painting when I headed to work Friday. Our hope was to finish the living room that day so we could start moving some things in over the weekend. Karl worked like crazy and had the living room, bathroom, and bedroom all finished by the time I got home! I finished up the kitchen that night, and we headed out to Wasilla on Saturday and Monday to get some of our things. We also picked up a brand new mattress (which was heaven to sleep on!) and a couch over the weekend, so it's really starting to feel a bit like a home! It's almost weird using the word 'home' because I've gotten so used to saying 'Karl's dad's house' and 'the motel' over the last few months. It's such a wonderful feeling to be able to say 'let's go home' and not mean heading back to Pittsburgh!
Pictures will be coming shortly, but I've been too busy to even open my camera case - Actually, I'm not really even sure where it is right now! We finally went grocery shopping today, so we can actually cook ourselves some food too!
In other exciting news, Karl got a job last week! He'll be working at a bank, which is exactly what he was hoping to do here in Alaska. He's pretty excited because he gets his own desk, which he's never had before! He has a little photo of Willow set aside to take with him - how cute!
I'm so excited to be able to write a happy blog post again!