So far it's been a good start to our transition into Iowa. The house we're renting is actually owned by the Lutheran Church next door (their pastor didn't want to live that close to the church...imagine that) and they've done a good job getting things ready for us. It's the first time I've ever lived in a house with a laundry chute. When I was a kid I always wanted to use a laundry chute...so I've got that going for me. Next on the list, I have also always wanted to live in a house with a dumbwaiter. I guess ever since that show "Webster" was on TV I always thought those were neat. Maybe someday. Now if that house in Tulsa would just get sold...
I've gotten my things settled into the office at church and I've already got a calendar full for this week. I'm excited that on Thursday I get to meet the other pastors from Spencer in the morning, then in the afternoon I get to meet the other pastors in my clergy cluster. I have to admit, as I look through the membership roles full of people I have yet to meet and get to know, and as I look at all the various worship services and activities coming up, it's a bit nerve-racking, but I just take it one thing at a time and it's coming along.
The weather up here is great right now. It's cool outside and we've been able to keep the windows open most nights. Last night we had a cool rain. That combined with the already dense leaves on the ground makes me love the fall. I think it's my favorite season of the year.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention...after my little tyraid yesterday about fantasy football, Sammy Morris pulls out a career high game and puts my Iowa Corneaters into the win column for the first time. I managed to get a win with two of my best recievers registering a 0.00 due to a bye, an injury, and my inability to get to a computer and sub for them last week. It's sort of ironic-al.
I think Michele has found some part-time work to help get us through until the house sells, too. The kids have made a so-far successful transition into their new school. And the family dog has finally overcome his anxiety and begun eating again. All is well.