We made it to our new town and apartment. It's one of those large complexes with multiple buildings, numbered parking spaces and a swimming pool.
We're on the third floor of a three-story building. We live right off of a very busy road, but we don't hear much traffic because we're in the back of the complex.
It only took us 3 hours to unload the truck. The kids helped with the lighter stuff, but it wasn't long before they were tuckered out. It wasn't much longer before James and I were tuckered out, but we still had half a truck to unload.
Logan found his robe, his Nexus and a comfortable(?) spot.
Unloading stuff into the kitchen.
From our balcony we have a nice view... of another building in our complex. In every direction there's another building, except out the back, that's the parking lot.
We're very much in the city. The only thing we're missing are the skyscrapers. James and I are not city folk. We're very much county folk, but we're trying to enjoy the advantages of city life, like having everything so close.
Another advantage of city life is...
the HUGE library, just blocks away...
with a splash park across the street.
First, the library.
The kids love it, of course. They went straight to the magazines. Our last library didn't have any kid's magazines, that we ever saw anyway.
This library's children's section is about the same size as our last library, the entire library.
What else was nice, was the fact that this library is in the same county we were in when we lived in the area 3 months ago, so that means that we didn't have to get new library cards. Our old ones work just fine.
Now on to the splash park. It's a place where water squirts out of the ground and kids run and play in it. There's not much else to tell, so I'll just show you the pictures.
Then Taylor got too cold and we went home. It was close enough though, that within a matter of minutes, the kids where home and warm and dry.
So we're here starting another rotation. We've survived another move. Two down, three to go. It's okay that we're not in Oak Harbor and it's okay that we're in the city because we're together and after all, home is where the heart is and my heart is with my family.