I have a full day of Carbondale life under my belt. It feels so good.
The house is so cute! Dan had drawn the floor plan for me, and Linda sent some photos when they first looked through it, but there was so much more to see in person. I'll get pictures up some time so you can see it.
I got into town at 10:30 on Wednesday night. There was a moment when I was in Kansas City, MO. when I realized I didn't change the clock on my GPS, so I had two more hours of driving than I thought. Two more hours - not really a very much if you consider the entire trip I was just on. But it was rough. From Three hours left to five. Ouch.
A surprise I didn't understand the full scope of was the tomato plants outside and the bountiful harvest they have provided. The entire dish drying rack was filled with tomatoes! Overflowing! And that was even after Dan had made an army size bowl of bruschetta. Maybe homemade sauce? Salsa?
The cats have settled well. In the bathroom there is a weird storage nook/shelf/carpeted step area that we've deemed their space. They sit in a little cubby window and look outside. They race up and down. They chase each other. They are happy cats.
In other news, a few days ago I got a phone call from my brother, Miah, in short, asking if I'd be interested in being Benjamin's nanny until they can find a long term replacement. I said yes. Monday I'll be driving to Champaine to start that. Four days on, three days off. I'll drive back and forth the two cities for a little while. It won't be any longer than the end of the semester (so December 16th-ish). They put an add for help also, and if they want me to end sooner, I don't have a problem with that.
I'm off. I have a date with a bowl of stew, maybe some baseball, and my Dan.
The job hunt is thus on but off.