Woah, has it been that long since I blogged? Time flies!
Things here are good. I joined a gym at the beginning of October, and it feels good to both challenge my body, and to have something to do again. I like having someplace to go three times a week, and I like meeting new people. This whole waiting-to-get-relicensed-in-CT thing can be really isolating.
We’re still not closed on the house in Rochester, although it should be any day now. I’m acting as our attorney, and it’s been a mixed bag. On the one hand, it saves us a few bucks and I get to use my degree. On the other hand, I’ve never done this before, and it’s all new, and it’s not super fun to be such a beginner. Also, it’s taking for-ever to get documents from Rochester. I’m hoping that everything that I ordered two weeks ago arrives this week, and we can finally close this thing!!
And then we have to close on the house here in East Hartford. I have an inspection scheduled for Tuesday, so that’s exciting. I also have to hire an attorney, and get things rolling on the mortgage. I believe we are supposed to close on that house by November 29th. Once we have the cash from selling our house, things should go quickly with getting the new one, which is nice.
Alan and I have been looking for a church in the area, which has been an interesting experience. I’ve lived several places in my life, but this feels like the first time I’ve ever had difficulty finding a church. I went to a Christian college, and pretty much everyone went to church, so it was just a matter of tagging along with friends until I found one I liked. In both China and Kosovo churches were scarce, so I found a home group and went there. And even though I didn’t go to church with my parents when I returned to Rochester as an adult, I went to a big, well-known church in Rochester that had a good young adults group, and it was kind of a n0-brainer.
We’ve visited three different churches so far, and have liked parts of each. I really want to go somewhere that has teaching I agree with, and ministries that are focused on helping the community. We went to Wethersfield Evangelical Free Church today for the second time. They’re showing an IJM film this week, and seem to have lots of cool ministries. There was a guest speaker today who is looking at starting a church plant in the city, so we spoke to him after the service. Alan and I both have a heart for the city, and would really like to go to an urban church. It sounds like the church plant is still a bit far off, but it was great to talk to this pastor today.
Well, Alan is rowing on his erg, and I’m tidying up the apartment for the week. I’ll try to write more regularly, especially as we get closer to moving into the house. It’s still a little unbelievable, but I’m getting excited!
Questions of the day:
What would you like to know about our lives here in CT? How are you enjoying the change of the season?