We have been traveling here lately. We all went back to Arkansas to see family and friends and take care of some business. We still have not found people and services here to replace all of those back home. Those relationships took us 20 years to cultivate and we came to rely on them heavily as it turns out.
It was so nice to see my parents, my brother and his wife and Boo and Jess. Norah was so happy to see everyone and even forgot her usual sibling rivalry with Boo for the time we were there and just wanted to hang out and play with him.
We also got to visit with my friends from work. I REALLY miss them.
The trip, although short, really took its toll on both Glen and I. We have been fighting fatigue and almost mono type symptoms since we got back to Seattle. Apparently we caught some kind of bug at some point. Hopefully it will pass soon. Norah was not affected, thank goodness. Although the day after we returned home Norah came running out of the bathroom and tripped smacking her face on the door frame of the bedroom. She ended up with a bump on her forehead, a bruise on her nose and a nose bleed. She also slightly sprained her wrist while trying to catch herself. Luckily none of her injuries were serious and she is just fine now.
We are still looking at houses in our area. Just starting to get an idea of what is available. We are still working on saving our down payment and should be ready to get pre-approval by June or July. Glen and I always try to be cautious when it comes to financial matters or big decisions ad buying a house out here is a major one.