Settling in

So we’ve been sleeping in our new house for a little more than a week now, and we are getting settled in. The biggest annoyance left is the fact that we don’t have a fridge in the house.   (Sarah is planning to re-finish the hardwood floors in the front entry, hall and kitchen/dining room, so we didn’t want to move the refrigerator in and out and in again.)

There are also some boxes left to be unpacked (especially in our bedroom, where yesterday we dumped a load of books that need to be put on our shelf) and photos/decorations/clocks to be hung on the walls, but overall we’re getting there.   Yesterday our big project was to cut a bunch of branches off the evergreen tree that were scratching on the back windows and siding.

The other day we made cookies to take to meet our neighbors.   We met with varying degrees of receptivity, from the teenaged girl who gave us a why-the-heck-are-you-here look, to the family up the street who had us come in for a 10-minute chat and offered to loan us tools.   People in our ward have been friendly and engaging with us, but of course we don’t feel as comfortable at Church yet as we did in the Brookhaven Ward after 4 1/2 years.

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One Response to “Settling in”

  1. RenaeNo Gravatar Says:

    Ugh, moving! After our last move, I swore I never wanted to do it again. It must be weird to live in the Utah bubble where people actually do the baking to meet the neighbors thing. It’s a nice thing really, but you just don’t hear of hardly anyone around here doing that. We went Caroling with cookies one year to our neighbors. That was nice, but I think we got one of our neighbors (that I’d never met before) out of bed, and he wasn’t too happy about it. Oh well! It’s still good to be neighborly. How many times can I use the word “neighbors” or a derivitive of it? I’d say at least 5 more times: Neighbors, neighbors, neighbors, neighborly neighboring neighbors! Yeah, I’m a dork!

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