Fact 1: It took us about 18 days total to find a house in Grand Prairie, split up into two one-day trips and a 16-day stay (just Phill) in a one-bedroom apartment provided by the Army.
Fact 2: My beloved sister Liz allowed us to stay at her house for an entire month.
Fact 3: Liz is an earthbound angel.
Fact 4: We left our house in St. George on the 15th of July, and after the 2-week stay at my parents' and the 4-week stay at Liz's, it was a grand total of 6 weeks before we were in a house of our own.
Fact 5: When Phill got here, he found out he had been mistakenly double-slotted in a position that is being phased out.
Fact 6: We threw a little tantrum....alas, it is what it is. This move was never meant to happen, but it happened. And so we deal.
Fact 7: The boys started school on September 6th, only about 2 weeks late.
Fact 8: Seven hours is a long time for a kindergartner.
Fact 9: I've given us a time-frame in which to decide whether we will continue with public schooling or make the switch over to homeschooling.
Fact 10: Our neighbors are beautiful people. Beautiful souls, good kids, and good hearts.
Fact 11: The people in our ward (which we'll attend for the first time this Sunday) call Phill "Fee-ill".....and I like to say it to myself every now and then, and of course to Phill.
Fact 12: We have a big, fenced-in backyard. It does ease the stress of moving. Quite a lot.
Fact 13: Jude is sleeping near me, on the floor, on his back like a dead bug.
Fact 14: I will bounce back from this mini-shock. I will look back and marvel at the depth of my sadness in comparison with the happiness I know is in store for us.
Fact 14.7: Tonight, my suitcase is still somewhere in Atlanta.
Fact 15: I have got to get better at this airport stuff.