Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Since we have been here

It is our 4th full day in Anchorage now, and so far things are going as well as they can when you move with nothing. We rolled in Friday evening and surprised everyone which was fun, and because it was memorial day weekend we all had a lot of time to spend together. We have spent evenings in the yard with a fire pit, done some walking and dog parking, job looking etc. It has been mostly relaxing activities that still somehow manage to be a bit exhausting but I think that is what must come with a large move. We have the closet and the bathroom set up, and we are all working together on getting the kitchen stocked. There is much to be done to make the place feel cozy and homey, but we love it in the house already. I cannot wait to get some side tables and a desk so there is somewhere to put the stuff that neither goes in the closet or in the bathroom. Doing school work and such does not work well in either of those areas. The hardest thing for me since moving here (not that we have been here for that long) has been Finn's adjustment. He was so good for the majority of the trip, and the last few days I think it started to wear on him... like he was under the impression that we would never be anywhere else other than the car. I thought when we got to the house everything would bounce back but he has been slowly adjusting. I cannot blame him for that. The light and the timing had him a little off at first, he was waking up (and me up) very early in the morning, and he has also been a little on edge since he is now living with a dog he doesn't really know, and no part of our routine is normal. I'm working on that, trying to take more walks etc. Yesterday he broke out in hives ( I never would have imagined) all over his head and face and so there is something, either bugs or something else, that he is having reactions to, and I don't think the stress is helping. When he adjusts, I'll be much better off.
I should head out to apply for more jobs now, that too, will make everything here seem more real and a tad easier. I am lucky to be here and see the beautiful views and do new things, but I really cannot enjoy them without having work! So that is the next task, I'll check in again soon.

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