Friday, April 23, 2010

A Beautiful Newborn, An Apology, Moving Things from Ft. Worth to New York (Help?)

A blessed feast of St. George to all. As a needed side note, we are celebrating as of yesterday the birth of little Jonathan to our good friends (and Hope's godparents) the Wingerds, who lost their baby boy Jamie in a tragic accident last year. Mother and son are well, thank God. Many years, and may the little saint pray for his new little brother, his mother, and all of us, especially during this joyous occasion.

My apologies for the lack of posts; seminary life is busy! I do plan on picking up the pace once another paper or two gets finished. Also am planning on posting some of the papers/exams from last semester and this to give an idea about what I'm doing here. Also am long overdue (how many months? years now?) on the Psalms of David.

There is, however, something I want to ask of any and all who (still) read the blog or have it on RSS update, follow it, etc:

If any of you are moving or know someone who is moving to St. Vlad's or the New York area this summer/fall and are starting out in or passing through the Oklahoma/Texas region, I would like to discuss using any leftover moving van space with you, as we need to move some things we've kept in storage in Ft. Worth up here for our growing, pre-born little one. As we don't have much there in storage, it would be much more efficient for us to share a little bit of someone else's moving truck instead of renting our own and making the trip once again. We have a few boxes of baby gear, a crib, a changing table, and a bookshelf.

We, of course, would help defray some of the expenses of moving; we remember how much it cost to do so and would be glad to help out. We would be willing to pay you for the extra length of moving truck/van you might have to rent, the inconvenience of arranging to pick up our load, and our share of the gas money. We're willing to take the stuff from Fort Worth to someplace nearby, like Tulsa, Shreveport, Little Rock, Amarillo, etc. if that's more convenient to where you are or to your travel route.

That we are even granted the opportunity to move to a place where these things will fit is a tremendous blessing for us. We found out about a week ago that we should be getting a 3-bedroom apartment sometime this summer, which is over twice the size of our current, 450 ft2 underground shoebox apartment for which we are grateful. Yes, dear reader, we shall be able to walk from the kitchen into the hallway without having to turn sideways (those of you who know me in person will no doubt gawk at the fact that I have to do this). We will find out, Lord willing, if the little one is a Gregory Lawrence or a Laura Louise come the end of next month, so it is nice to know that he or she will have a place to sleep that is not our room until he or she is almost two.

My email is in my profile. If anyone is able to accommodate us, please let us know as soon as you can. Many thanks.

1 comment:

Mimi said...

Prayers and congratulations to baby Jonathan!