Saturday, April 30, 2011

Success through Craigslist

We are feeling blessed today! We've had some awesome responses to our Craigslist ad (which I was a little nervous about at first!). So far, we've had responses from a military wife, a Filipino housekeeper, a 24 year old woman from Arizona, and a woman from Seattle who just wanted us to have her name and email in case we have any questions about childcare and preschool in Seoul (I can't wait to be part of the expatriate community-they're so supportive!). The woman from Arizona is actually pursuing her early elementary education degree and has a lot of experience working with kids of all ages, so she sounds perfect! She also plans to be there until August of 2012, giving us a year to get Cade into a preschool over there.  Thank you, Lord!
On top of it all, I had a hot shower tonight! A great day to be me!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Countdown to visas!

Today was a productive day! We finally sent off our visa paperwork to NICS. It was scary because it included originals of a lot of important documents, not to mention 11(!) passport pictures for each of us (x$4 per picture). That envelope is worth a lot of time and money to us!! What a relief to have that done, though. Now, we will take the Korean government about 4 weeks to get back to us with our certificate numbers, and then we can go to the Korean Consulate in Seattle to get our visas stamped into our passports.
I also accepted the middle school substitute position that will allow me to job share and stay home with Cade two days a week. I've been busy putting ads on Craigslist for a babysitter in Seoul and responding to emails and ads. We'll see how that goes...
All of that, in addition to cleaning the whole house (again!) and baking cookies with the kids. Just when I'm starting to get the hang of this domestic housewife, I'm going to start working more again! Can't wait!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Losing Time

So, it's the 27th of April, and I just realized that two months from today we'll be at our Pre-Field Orientation (PFO) for the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) in Mississippi. That means that in less than two months, I have to have the garage cleaned out, the wall and shelving built, the furniture moved out of the house, and all of the rest of our belongings packed!! Somewhere in the back of my mind I know that in less than three months, we will be in Seoul, South Korea, but I didn't realize until yesterday that even though we don't have to be in Seoul until the middle of July, we still have to be moved out of the house by the third week of June. I feel like I just lost an entire month in the course of a couple of hours!! The panic is starting to set in. Lord, please give me peace!
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