Be forewarned, I am not going to have a Day 2 in the Ville, Day 3 in the Ville, and so on. But I did want to highlight our first day here. Just some great events.
I got up this morning at 5 AM, startled, didn’t really know where I was, kinda of confused. Don’t you hate that feeling in a new place. My adrenaline started pumping which meant I was not going back to sleep. So I got up and when to my new office.
I started unpacking my church library and my home doctoral library. A couple hours later and I wasn’t even done with a third of it. I have way too many books (but hope to get more). I set up my office computer. Can you believe CU is running me on Windows 2000 NT? No XP. No Service Pack 2. No updated Internet Explorer. I am going to have to request some updated software immediately. I’m in the dark ages technologically speaking.
Back to the house to spend time with the boys and unpack somethings there. But when I got home, I instead fell asleep on the couch with Isaac as he was watching the Jungle Book. Nothing better than taking a nap with your son curled up right beside you.
Later in the afternoon, I did my FIRST OFFICIAL house repair. I changed the dryer receptacle. I went to Lowes, bought the part, and got instructions on how to change the Dryer plug. I went home, prayed that I wouldn’t get shocked, and 45 minutes later, the dryer was working fine.
Still later, we received a visit from Dr. Ted Taylor, my mentor and colleague, and his sweet wife Mrs. Sherri. They brought a wonderful welcome basket filled with paper goods and cleaning supples. We put them to use immediately.
This evening I aired up my bike tires and Isaac and I rode bikes in our driveway. I haven’t really been able to spend this kind of time with my family in over a year. With school work and work-work, I have been a bit overwhelmed. Even though this transition has been tough on us all, it has been a nice couple weeks spending time together as a family.
Day 1 in the Ville, not too shabby.