Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Okay, this having patience and waiting is getting a little old.  A reoccurring question I have been asked over the last six months is: "how are you settling into life in Australia?"  My usual answer is: "Great."  But underneath the surface, I'm beginning to think: "Settled? What's That?"  It seems like nearly every aspect of getting settled is taking a very long time.  We are still living in temporary accommodations, albeit, very nice accommodations we haven't been able to unpack things that were boxed up in late December of last year.  We're hoping...anticipating...wondering...and a little bit skeptical about when we'll be located in a more permanent place.  Here's the latest:

About a month ago Ruthann got a call from a property management company.  They had a house for us to see that they thought might be "the one" for us.  We have decided to rent, since buying is out of the question for us at this time (that's a whole other story).  So, we set an appointment, saw the house, made the decision to rent, and set the date to move for Sept. 15th.  This would give us enough time to accumulate everything we needed to strike out on our own, I could finish my class (I just submitted my final paper and took the final...YES~), and have time to move!  Ok, so, Ruthann was taking care of arrangements to transfer things like phone line, change of address, and internet when she discovers there is a very real possibility internet isn't available to this residence?  Long story short: when the new development went into the island (yes, were hopefully moving to an island...I've been watching reruns of Gilligan's Island and am trying to find Ruthann a grass skirt and coconut top.) they only set up the internet capability for 60% of the residences.  The phone company is saying the system maybe at capacity and internet may not be available.  WHAT???  Are you kidding me. So, the waiting game continues. Yesterday phone lines were hooked up and today, the 15th of Sept. at 3 o'clock they will run a test to see if there is room for one more hook up to the internet.

So, are we settled?  Yes!  We're settled on the fact that God is in control and loves us with an everlasting love.  We're settled in knowing that one day EVERYTHING will be settled, all wrongs will be righted, all things will be made new, and there will be no more waiting for things to be settled.  We are settled into the fact that we have an awesome family and great friends.  At this point, what more could there be???  Are we moving?  Don't know, maybe, maybe not!  If we do, we could use some help especially with moving Ruthann's new island wardrobe!