It’s been a while since I last blogged. I’ve been quite busy packing, saying good-bye to some of the best friends I’ve ever had, packing until 2:00 a.m. some nights, taking care of a baby, packing until 3:00 a.m. some nights, tying up some personal business, taking care of a baby, loving my wife, packing from 2:00 p.m. until the moving van showed up 20 hours later, cleaning out the old apartment, and driving for five days half-way across the country (through ten states) from Long Island (New York) to Austin (Texas).
I thank God for the friends who gave us so much help in the days leading up to our departure. We’d still be packing if not for their timely arrival and their all-out, full-tilt, can’t-slow-down attitude. I also thank Him for the amazing amount of love and support we received from our church. Furthermore, I must thank Him for giving us the perfect baby, who slept for more than half of his time in the car, smiled and played contentedly for the rest of his time in the car, warmed the hearts of every waitress and and hotel clerk who saw him, and still managed to pretty much sleep through the nights in the hotels.
So now we’re safe and sound in Austin, the first city we called home together. I’m still rather addlepated from the flurry of activity I’ve experienced in the past few weeks, which is why I’m less than coherent right now. The moving van has not yet arrived with all my stuff, so I’m having to work on an unfamiliar computer. Someone told me a couple of weeks ago that this page does not display correctly on Internet Explorer 6, which is what 73% of you use, according to my statistics. For some reason, it seems to display correctly on the archive pages, but not on the front page. This is why I hate Microsoft. </rant>
Anyway, being that addlepated is one of my favorite words now, I’m still in no condition to blog. Let me just say that I love my wife, and I love my son. Whatever stress we go through together, at least we’re together. My home is wherever they are, so I didn’t leave my home in New York, or return to my home in Texas—I’ve been home this whole time, just in different locations.