August 03, 2010

The One Where I Have A Nervous Breakdown

We are here, Norfolk, Virginia! 
After almost seven weeks, SIX THOUSAND miles, countless hotels and strange beds, we made it, all the way to Norfolk, and all in one piece.  What a trip of a life time!   I had so much fun seeing family and old friends, so much fun.  It was so nice to be able to get in the car everyday and decide where we wanted to go, and how we wanted to get there....there is so much freedom in that.  We traveled all the way from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean, and we have seen so much... let me just tell you we live in a beautiful country, beautiful.  We passed through nineteen states, a few I have never been to before (like Iowa, what a pleasant surprise that was) and I loved every minute of it.  There will be MANY more blogs to come about our travels and stops, I must have taken over 2,000 pictures and I want to share every one.

I feel so bad about getting so behind on my blog.  I never realized how cathartic it was to journal, and share our little life.  I missed it so much, and I look forward to catching up.

For now...
At the moment we are homeless, bouncing from hotel to hotel, looking for houses (no luck so far).  Jason reported to work today, met all the new people he will work with and got a rundown of his new responsibilities.  He seems very excited about his new station.  He works in downtown Norfolk, in an office building, right across from the big mall (he was very excited about this).  His new schedule seems relaxed (good for school), and he doesn't have to be on a duty rotation...which again he was VERY happy about.  They gave him the rest of the week off, to look for housing, which brings us to....

My nervous breakdown...
I don't remember moving ever being this stressful.  Like crying at the drop of a hat, screeching at my family, eating everything in sight, stressful.  I don't know if it is because we have a family now, if it is the area, or all the last minute changes, but I am having a hard time handling it all.  I feel paralyzed by all the stress and details.  I am very underwhelmed by our new area.  I just can't seem to find anything to like about it.  I know there is a lot to do here, and I keep telling myself sooner or later we will like it, BUT...  
Today was our first official day of looking.  No luck.  No call backs, unless it was to tell us the place was already rented.  I am having a hard time finding any housing, in our price range and in a decent neighborhood.  I am really trying not to have such a negative attitude, to put my faith in the Lord, that he where leads us where we need to go.
I just want to crawl under my covers and not come out until this is all over.

Tomorrow is a new day.
I will keep the faith.


5 comments:

Dan and Sharon said...

It is going to be okay. Check out these websites
http://www.rentals.com/Virginia/Suffolk/


http://www.rentalhomesplus.com/summarybz.aspx?page=summarybz&property=240483.39&p=rentbits&partner=rentbits


you will find something. It is very stressful. Just make sure you have a little fun each day.

You will find something.

Andrea said...

you havent found anything yet because it hasnt been right for you so look at it that way maybe its a sign.

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very_inky_fingers said...

Just blog hopping and came to rest at yours. I sure do understand the frustration of not finding a place to rent and trying to feel at home in a strange place. We had to make a part-time move to Florida to be near my husbands mom and it took a LOT of nervous brakdown food...CHOCOLATE, ICE CREAM and CHOCOLATE..(did I say that already?) If I had small children I would have been loopy! I hope that you have found a place by now and that you will soon feel "at home" and get cozy! You have a lovely family! Mary GW
http://www.veryinkyfingers.blogspot.com/

THE ROGERS said...

April! I am hoping you have had some leads since you wrote this...It would be stressful to be in a new place and not know where you were going to call home! How are the kids doing?? I really admire your faith. Always have. We will be praying for you guys. Ps. On a lighter note...your brother Cody and me are in the same English class! I probably embarrassed him when I told him I recognized him from when he was in elementary school:)