That is definitely the craziest 9 months I have ever been through. I would say the best part is it didn't involve labor, but it did. 3 hours of hard labor. Loading a U-Haul. ~wink~ We are moved into our apartment and out of the shelter finally. I absolutely did cry tears of joy when I put the first food item in the fridge. I was bursting with happiness when I got the keys to the door the few days before. I even jumped up and down and shrieked with glee. The struggle to get everything set right and in motion and lining all the ducks up right with all the right people, agencies and various companies was truly a test in patience, endurance, and how nice I can be to people that like to tell me no just because they can or are having a bad day. I was also constantly reminded of the strangest thing that you don't see enough of on the news. Human kindness. It is out there. It is every where. For every one person that lacks tact and compassion there is another person standing behind them to remind you that they do exist.
Anywho, back to about where we are living. It is a interesting sort of place, close walking distance to everything we need. It has been fun to explore because I have never really visited the area we are living in the past 3 years I have lived in North East Ohio as it is a good 20 minutes from where we were before. The city has a sort of pod-people feel to it, what with the city assigned trash cans designed for their special trucks that have a grabber arm on them. The perfect yards and empty porches. No houses with debris or over grown grass. It is rare to see a errant piece of trash on the wind even.
Now to go finish picking up the pieces of our life and making sure to throw the bad ones back in the pile.