I know that Steve was initially resistant to the idea of looking for work again, but once he began the search and realized it was going to be tougher than he anticipated, he embraced it wholeheartedly, throwing "travelling" to the wind for a season, somewhat unexpectedly for me and the rest of the family. However, we embraced the full-time lifestyle once more for a final hurrah, and I'm so glad we did! When Steve received the offer for Salt Lake City, his initial response was rather somber. It was difficult for him to see it in a light other than "losing his freedom" and "the end of the adventure." Sooo...lots of fluctuating emotions have abounded around here for quite some time! With that being said, we have prayed about our "end game" as diligently as we prayed about our start, so although there are without a doubt some bittersweet emotions flying around, there is also great peace about the way it all worked out. I'm not sure why we've landed here, other than to say that I am convinced that, for whatever the reason, it is where the Lord wants us to be.
Since our arrival here, we have transitioned from a one car (truck) family, to a two vehicle family! Wow...car shopping is always stressful, in my opinion. Nonetheless, we now own a minivan in addition to our truck. I know Steve was always dead set against owning a minivan, but he was a real sweetheart and caved to my request for one. Gotta say...love, love, the space inside for cargo in addition to people! And, it is definitely easier to maneuver in tight spaces! Another bonus is that since the price of diesel has risen 40 cents a gallon since we arrived here in SLC, we have a more fuel efficient vehicle for getting around!
Of course, we had to decide what to do about lodging, too. Realistically, we're not sure how long we'll be here because you never know what the future holds; I think we know that with much more clarity now than we did just a year and a half ago! We needed to decide whether to stay in the rig, rent, or buy. I'll admit, I wasn't gung-ho about the idea of staying in the rig; as Steve puts it, the best thing about an RV is that it moves! In other words, it isn't too exciting living in RV parks, packed in like sardines, watching