Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Alaskan Experience

Okay, I am on my 5th post in 2 days. Hopefully this one will catch me up to date. We have been blessed with meeting the kindest people here. A kind Bishop's wife who couldn't have been more helpful, and her daughter who volunteered to watch my children so that I could house hunt, a family who took us in for a couple of days until we found housing and so much more. We have been truly blessed.
We are loving it here. It is a little different getting used to it being light until 10pm at night. They tell us we should have been here in June when it was light until midnight. The weather for the first week and a half was absolutely gorgeous! This week it has turned off a bit colder and raining nearly every day.
I did find an apartment after two days of looking. The apartment is smaller than our old one in Virginia but SO much nicer. It's nice too to live in a place where the apartment manager actually cares about the tenants. So foreign to me after 9 years in DC.
I have a love hate relationship about going to the Post Office here. It doesn't matter what time you go during the day or which post office. Plan on spending a minimum of a half an hour in line waiting. With my kids running around... It's almost more than I can handle. But I meet the neatest people and have the most interesting conversations! Everyone takes care of my kids and it's like they have Grandmas and Grandpas and extra Moms everywhere.
Anyway, we are so far really liking it here. It's been great. I'm a little nervous about the winter, but we'll see how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, bless the sweet people of Alaska! I'm so happy you've landed in a nice place! We'll know it's perfect when they issue a calling and it's NOT nursery!
    Sooooo happy for you all! Hugs and Kisses to you all!