Monday, August 6, 2012

Getting Settled

I arrived in Moscow, Idaho on Thursday and got things moved into my house. Friday Mom and I spent the day shopping and getting things set up in my house to make it feel like a home and ready to live it. I am so enjoying the house and my room mates. We've spent a lot of time together and are all sitting around in the living room talking about personalities as I write. I am so excited about living with these girls for the next 9 months! I think it's going to be wonderful! 
Today, our landlord who is in town came over to see the house and figure out what things need to be fixed. Our carpet in the living room and dining room smelled really bad and after a little investigation we found there are real wood floors under the carpet. Our landlord, his sons, and a couple other guys began tearing up the carpet right away. Tomorrow they will sand the floors and then refinish them on Wednesday. We are all so excited and it already looks great and more spacious even though the floor is in a rough unfinished state. =) 
This evening we cooked dinner together and had a wonderful time of fellowship with our landlord and his family, the guys that are working on the house, and a few young ladies from school. It was so wonderful to be able to host 12+ people in our house and not feeling constrained by unfinished flooring, small spaces, not really knowing the people, etc. I can't really describe it. It feels like such simple hospitality, but it is so beautiful. I am so excited about this year and all that I will learn through it both academically and in everyday life. 
Here are some pictures of my house with the unfinished floors. I'll post some more pictures, hopefully in a couple days, when everything is finished and put back together. 
This is a picture from the front door looking into the living room and dining room
 This is also from the front door looking toward the hall and my bedroom (the door on the left).
 This is our scattered living room and our super comfy chairs that all four of us love....unfortunately there are only two. =)
And this is my bedroom, or at least my side of it. =) 


  1. Looks very nice! How wonderful that you have a nice landlord!! Sounds like you'll be all geared up and ready to go once the semester starts. :)
    I'm praying for ya!! Praying that you learn a lot and that God will use you for His glory. :)

  2. Looks and sounds like things are going well.
    I am sure the new atmosphere is fun. :)
    Love and miss you.

    Your sister in Christ,
    Shelby Z.