Thursday, August 7, 2014

The next adventure -- Moscow!

Moscow, Idaho that is! While Moscow, Russia would be completely amazing, it seems we're sticking stateside for now.

Jason was scheduled to start work at University of Idaho on Wednesday, so we drove the 90 minutes from Spokane to Moscow on Tuesday afternoon with our car loaded to the max. Our destination? A site-unseen duplex which was to serve as our temporary home until our scheduled rental was available toward the end of the month.

We were so thankful to God for providing a space for us during the interim period -- we only got it arranged three days before we needed to move. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right? Short-term options in Moscow are incredibly limited and we thought we were going to be spending 2-3 weeks in a low-end motel, so a two-bedroom duplex walking distance to the school (for cheaper than a hotel) sounded incredible.

When we drove past this however we did pause for a moment --

After pulling in and making introductions with our new landlord, we got to peak inside and immediately had our breath taken away --

On the other side of the front door is this incredible room! It felt like we walked into a tree house or something - it was gorgeous! Between the leaves there are lovely views of the U of I campus which is only a 5 minute walk away. Perfect for getting to know our new home city. How lucky are we??!!?

The details of what we're doing -
- Jason will be attending U of I this Fall as a Forestry student
- In order to get free schooling, he'll be working as a custodian for the school (you know your husband's serious about a career change when he's willing to clean toilets to make it happen)
- I'll continue to stay home with Luke for now, but this is always up for changing
- Our more permanent home in Moscow is a fully-furnished, garage apartment (or carriage house as the landlord describes it) located 5 miles out of town on 25 wooded acres

Please keep us in your prayers as we make this transition back to US life and all the changes that come with it!

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