Greetings from Pittsburgh!

4 01 2011

When I last left off, Tim and I had a week left in La Plata. Well, that week flew by, and before we knew it we were on a plane heading back to the US. We spent a week at my parents’ house, baking Christmas goodies, soaking in the hot tub and catching up on some of our favorite TV shows. We had a nice Christmas Eve with them before heading to Tim’s sister’s for Christmas Day celebrations. We spent a week bouncing back and forth between her house and Tim’s parents’ house, eating a ton of delicious food and playing Wii. It was a really low-stress, relaxing holiday season in Michigan.

On the 30th, we made the drive to Pittsburgh and moved into our new apartment. It’s located in the half yinzer/half hipster neighborhood of Lawrenceville, and we are loving it! We were pleasantly surprised to see how nice and spacious our area is. We have two large private rooms, a shared kitchen and a shared bathroom. It seems like a mansion compared to the apartment we left in La Plata! It has a lot of windows and natural light and is generally a really pleasant place. Since we hadn’t seen the place yet, it was nice to get here and have our expectations exceeded.

Since we got here, we have been busy moving our stuff from storage and unpacking. We’ve seen all of our good friends (several times) already, too! We’ve been getting spoiled with dinner parties and get togethers. We are both even more excited to back here than we thought we would be!

Tim started his new job at the Howard Levin Clubhouse yesterday. I think it’s going to be a really great fit for him, and I know he is eager to be in such a positive and seemingly-effective program. I had two interviews yesterday and have been applying for a few more, so hopefully something comes together soon. For now, it’s nice to have a little time to myself after the whirlwind of the past few weeks. I can only imagine how bored I’ll get by next week though!

So that brings us up to date! We will not be writing in the blog very often while in Pittsburgh, but will be sure to post if any new life developments come up.