Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Neighbor

My new neighbor! See if you can find him. I thought it was someone's lost exotic bird chirping outside our window this morning, but when I glanced off the balcony I saw the culprit. An adorable little fellow who was probably looking for a furry tail to chase. I'm going to drive Danny crazy, but I think I'll need to add a couple of new feeders to our mix :) Life's not just about the birds anymore.

We're pooped - Danny much more than me. He has been working the swing shift this week. Since we've been dealing with our old landlords, packing, moving, counseling appointments, and of course switching our address & utilities with various companies (all the medical, etc.). Danny got five hours of sleep today, the day before was 2.5 hours, and the day before that it was 1.5. I think he might be more stubborn than me! I keep trying to force him into naps, but he's a big guy. I can't even tackle him, he just keeps walking, laughing all the while. Luckily, he's sleeping right now, and hopefully when he wakes up for work he'll be rested. I feel guilty though, I head to sleep while he's headed to work. I can't sleep well, I worry like my mother (sorry mom) that he might get hurt, perhaps get too sleepy to safely drive home. Soon things will settle down, and I'm excited for that point. We both yearn for a regular schedule, with great sleep, healthy home cooked food (it took awhile for us to find silverware and other necessities), weight training, runs around the lake, and most of all a cozy, stable home where we feel safe. We're getting there, little by little, and it's a great feeling! Life goes in waves, and lately we've been in the base of the trough. Now, we're headed up and things are looking bright, it's a fabulous feeling!!

On another note....THANK YOU!!!! To my Auntie Lynn, my mom & dad, Dan's brother Eric, and our family friend Larkin's buddy Justin. You all helped us move so quickly, keeping things seamless and on track. I can't imagine how horrible the move would have been without your help. THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts!


  1. Awesome! We've had squirrels here in our yard too. I didn't know Orcas had them until we moved here, so it's been kind of fun to watch them, since, as you know--they don't have them in FH. Glad you are getting settled in. It's amazing what being midway between hobo and moved in can do to your energy, your psyche.

  2. "So Cal" PattiAugust 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    There is no doubt in my mind that you and Danny can overcome anything with the strong bond of love that you have for each other! You two are a fabulous team! Enjoy settling into the new place and getting back to normal! We'll be looking forward to more exciting posts from you!

  3. Hey Jess, I'm praying for you and your family. What a tough ordeal you have been going through. I can tell you are drawing your strength from the Lord. You will never fail as long as you keep your goals on earth and your goals in heaven in front of you. xoxoxo, Kathy (Andrea's mom)

  4. Hope you are having a Happy Happy Birthday! Wishing you the very BEST year of life yet Jess!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. "So Cal" PattiAugust 6, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Oh Jess- I didn't know it was your birthday! Hope that your day is as special as you are!!!


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