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September 02, 2007

In California

Well, we're here. Things are going fairly well so far. I mean, as well as they can go when you're homeless, your kids are freaking out, and you're without just about any worldly possession.

The good news first. We MIGHT have found a place to live. That is to say, we want it and really like it, but we called asked for an application and he hasn't sent one to us yet... So that's a little worrisome. It's actually right next to the house that fell through, this time closer to the beach and with an OCEAN VIEW. Same school district, much nicer place... and $200 cheaper a month.

I really hope it comes through. I really really hope it does. Because right now we have like a TON of stuff in our car (we shipped stuff in the car when it was transported, then added all our luggage) and it's kind of miserable driving around in it.

So adding to the "wow this move is so difficult" I was in the plane before I realized that we were supposed to have $900 cash, cashier check, or money order to pay the guy and get our car. And I didn't have anywhere near that much cash!

ATM stinks because they have a $500 a day limit. I got that. Then I tried to cash advance on credit cards, which nothing except get Chase to stop letting me use them, at all. Fortunately, the guy decided to trust me and let me write a normal check for $400. And the car was fine, too. That had me worried (letting some stranger just pick up your car and drive away is surreal).

So we were at a park today and I saw some people playing basketball and I thought to myself, "I shiould get a game together" and then I realized I HAVE NO FRIENDS HERE. NONE.

That's ridiculously pitiful, and probably won't last long. But if I wanted to play basketball, or music, or just meet someone for lunch... other than Darby and the kids, it just wouldn't happen. Amazing.

And on that depressing thought, I'll sign off.

Posted by jason on September 2, 2007 10:46 PM


but hey, you get to see palms trees yes?

Posted by: bsweber on September 3, 2007 02:14 AM

crazy. it can only get better from here. we are thinking of you guys...

Posted by: min on September 3, 2007 09:20 AM

you are a brave family.

Posted by: ian on September 3, 2007 04:19 PM

it's IS gonna get better...

Posted by: jessica on September 3, 2007 07:09 PM

everything will work and be amazing.

though it is probably good you can't get a bball game together. you've been playing soccer not bball and probably forgot how to play, plus you were never good to begin with.

Posted by: Paul on September 3, 2007 07:49 PM

two words that cure loneliness and I think Jonathan would agree with me: hand puppets.
Enjoy a nice lunch with your little buddy and feel better than you ever had before...they dont critisize, tell you you look bad, or really do anything you dont want them to do.
course if they do then...we got issues..
i got a great story for a screenplay...check your mail...

Posted by: joshua Latshaw on September 3, 2007 10:59 PM

Well you guys are all very missed here **end mushy moment**

Posted by: Collin-Band Member on September 4, 2007 02:00 PM

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