Settling In – Part 1

After one week at my new position, we’re starting to settle into a pattern living at my mom’s.  Although, when they say you can never go back, we’re living that at the moment.  We’re all trying to keep our distance from each other, but the house is small, so we bump into each other a lot.

I’ve been driving to a park and ride and then taking the bus into the city.  The first day, I didn’t get home until 7pm, I left campus at 5:45.  Now, I’m getting there earlier and leaving by 4:30 and getting home by 5:30, even with stopping at the local wine store 🙂   If I was driving, I’d only save about 5-10 minutes, because I’d take the same route the bus would.  But, I’d have to pay for parking whereas the bus is free for me as university staff.

Daughter Person is really liking her new daycare – she actually wants to go to school every morning.  The center is really small, but the teacher enjoys what she’s doing and it shows.  We haven’t had any potty accidents except the first day she was there (yay!), so my biggest fear hasn’t materialized.

Our house in VA had 6 showings this weekend, but we haven’t heard any feedback yet.  *Fingers crossed* that we hear something shortly.

Money is flowing out a little more quickly than it’s flowing in due to all the moving and the registration fees and license fees, and not being able to rely on our systems for saving money (like our large freezer).  We’re limping along as best we can, and hopefully we’ll get some new systems in place to help us save money.

How have you adjusted to your new life when you’ve moved?

6 thoughts on “Settling In – Part 1

  1. Mrs. Frugalwoods

    That’s wonderful that the bus is free for university employees! It’s always awesome to have a free commute! With moves, I always find it takes me awhile to settle into the rhythm of a new routine. But, sounds like your daughter is doing well–how great that she likes her new day care!

    1. Mom Post author

      It’s also free for students as well (and was 12 yrs ago when I was a student). I’d have to pay a minimum of $87 per month to park, so I might as well take advantage of the free bus pass. My commute on the bus would be $7.50/day otherwise!

  2. Lindsay

    I worry more about my kid during moves than I do about myself, so I can relate. 🙂 I’m glad she likes her school!
    So you don’t find that, ‘you can never go back,’ applies to your alma mater as well? Good luck with the new job!

    1. Mom Post author

      I haven’t found that ‘you can never go home’ applies to my alma mater so much. Things are different (it has been 12 years!), but I’m in a different group and a different department than I was in as a student and as a staff member, so not really the same at all.

      I’m really dreading having to move Daughter Person again once we buy our new house – which will be in a different part of the city.

  3. plantingourpennies

    Moving always throws things for a loop for a while – no doubt you guys will settle into a mini routine while staying at your mom’s place and then have to construct a new one entirely when you find your own place. It’s the nature of the beast when it comes to moving, so the best you can do is not stress about it too much. =/

    1. Mom Post author

      I’m more stressing about the selling and buying process than I am about moving. There are some things that are driving me nuts, but we’re starting to adjust. We just would rather not move twice if we can avoid it!


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