08 August 2011

One Week Down

Well, we've spent a full week in the trailer. We drove up to Picatinny last Sunday. It's a beautifully wooded area of NJ, with a bunch of lakes and ponds around. The trailer is a trailer. I'm going to be honest here, I'm not excited about being in this trailer at all. I know a lot of it has to do with having been "homeless" for so long already, with no definite end date in sight. Part of it has to do with not having my own bed, and computer, and things for "so long". I know it's only been a little over a month, but still. We are, in my opinion, 1 person too many for this place. All of this being said, don't be surprised if we don't invite anyone over while we're in the trailer. Josh thinks it's fine and "character building". I think am enough of a character, thank you. Even the boys are ready to move into "the big house" (what they're calling our future home).

However, it has been fun. There is plenty of nature around. We've seen deer, rabbits, chipmunks (the one by the playground the boys named Theodore), Josh saw a wild turkey, and we all saw a momma bear and her 3 cubs driving back from the store one night. One night, after the boys had gone to bed, Josh caught a frog, so we got the boys up and let them "play" with it for a few minutes before setting the frog free.

Otherwise, things here are just moving along like usual. I take the boys to the playground every morning for a little while before lunch. Josh usually comes home for lunch. One day last week I decided to take the boys for a walk instead of going to the playground. Worst idea ever. Just as we were getting ready to turn around and head back home, Finn totally ate it and the entire left side of his face was covered in road rash, gravel, and blood. He's fine, and now there are just a few scrapes on his nose left, but still, we probably should have stuck with the playground. (This picture was taken after I had cleaned his face, and a little bit of time had passed. I promise, it looked much worse when it happened.)

And that's pretty much it. We're just hanging out waiting. Waiting for my car to get here. Waiting for word that our new home is ready for us. Waiting then, for our stuff to be put in our house (our stuff is here and sitting in storage right now). Waiting for our paperwork from TriCare so I can make an appointment for Zeke so I can get him set up for school. It's hard waiting for so much, sometimes. But God is good all the time, and we are having fun (when I let myself de-stress and relax enough, lol). And now that I've pretty much said all there is to say right now, I'm going to go and watch some "Twin Peaks" - a very weird but interesting show. What would I do without Netflix?


Thompson family said...

Welcome back to NJ! We are only about 15 minutes away from each other now...we live up in Andover. I hope things come together real soon for you & your family! :)

Childress Family said...

When you get settled, or even before, come on up to NY! Hey, at least you'll be able to say you once lived in a trailer. Thank you, Army!!

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Sandra Wilson said...
I didn't know that a momma bear and cubs could drive! I wonder what they were able to buy at the store. New Jersey must be an amazing place. I've never been there. :o)