So we made it to the "new house" as BG so affectionately likes to call it. And y'all?
It is in the country.
As in, we were here no more than a couple of hours before Mr. P almost stepped on a rattlesnake.
It was a baby, but I don't care. Baby's have Mamas. And Daddies. And those guys are mean.
I almost put everything right back on that U-Haul and headed back to 'ol Anderson, South Carolina. Not even kidding.
There was the goodbyes to our best friends which were as heart wrenching as I knew they would be and will have to be talked about later as it's a bit too soon.
I said "adios" to my workplace and my coworkers who were awesome enough to also celebrate my birthday a few days early so that we could celebrate together.
And then we drove off. BG and I in the truck pulling one U-haul while Mr. P drove the other. ::sidenote: we have too much stuff:: It took a good four and a half hours to get here with all that mess, but we made it.
After a (way too short) night of sleep, Mr. P's best friend and his wife showed up and we hit the ground
Where we live now is, wait for it, right next to my in-laws. Like next door. Which is actually turning out to a-ok so far in that they've been amazing with watching BG and letting us get unpacked. BG is elated to have grandparents so close and literally takes off yelling "I go to Granny's!!!!" every time I open the back door.
We'll have to work on that.
Downside? Pretty sure my pants are already tighter thanks to my mother-in-laws country cooking. Must find a running trail stat.
BG is clearly a fan of the country life as she cannot get enough of running around barefoot, chasing spiders (who's kid is this?!), and running around like a crazy person with the dogs. The plethora of distractions has actually been a godsend as the questions of "I go to school today?" and "We go see Mrs. Stacy and Zozo??" have been minimal.
Thank God because I literally tear up every time she asks. She's going to start thinking I need to be committed.
Sunday morning we drove to the local campus of our home church back in Anderson. Yet one more godsend is that our church (that we love) already has a campus here. No more spending months searching for a church home, we already have one. We loved it and I truly think God has a plan for us at this new campus. I'm excited to see what's in store.
BG also seemed to like it as she was all smiles after we left. She wasn't too excited about going that morning (no clue why), so it was great to see a complete attitude 180 by that afternoon.
We're getting settled in. Boxes are slowly but surely getting unpacked. Cable and internet will be hooked up today (after a major complication due to some old cable lines and being told it might be gasp, 20 days!!). Mr. P seems to like the new job and BG and I are figuring out our next steps. I guess all is going as it should be. For right now anyway.
I'm excited to see what comes next. I truly am. I'm nervous and a tad bit sad (okay a lot sad) because I do miss home and I do miss our old life, but I do feel a peace that this is where we are supposed to be. Even if I don't understand why it needed to be the country.
Clearly I'm the only one feeling like this. This girl was made for this life.