We have heat in 85% of the apartment (yay!) but no running water. We are going over everyday for a few hours to organize and get it set, but we are still staying with Dan's very gracious parents until we can do essential things, like flush the toilets and have water for (the really important stuff like coffee and...) cooking.
I'm trying to keep things in perspective.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Well, not quite. But, it is what it is.
We got lucky in that the days we were loading the truck it was in the 40's, but man oh man. We used all that luck up because when we made it to Chicago, it was snowing, blowing, and the beginning of what is now called a Polar Vortex. We didn't have to unload things when it was in the -15 to -20 degree range, but you could have fooled us - it was cold.
We are safe and warm with Dan's parents (thank God) but we are starting out 2014 with stress, sore muscles, cabin fever, and intense cold.
Harper was enamored with the circus tent she received for Christmas, as well as with other things. We had great food, fun, and memories with family and inducted some new faces (Nora's Boyfriend attended festivities for the first time!).
And, Harper has finished teething. Hallelujah! A Christmas miracle!
I am getting to know some people and places for Harper and I, and with the practically balmy temperature of 31 degrees forecast for this weekend, we'll be out and about our new city in no time.