Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

by kelly

So Sarah’s over the ear infection that I last blogged about.  But who knew – the antibiotics caused her to have a ‘yeast rash’ on her bottom!  I’d never seen that before, but Sarah broke out in the worst-imaginable-looking red, almost blistery, diaper rash, and I figured out, thanks to some Googling, what the problem was.  A lot of lotramin and a Dr. visit later, and she’s fine again.

But that seems like a minor happening in light of all the other things that have been going on around here.

It’s going to be a Christmas letter for the record books.  Almost everything about our lives has changed since the last holiday season.

New house, new daycare, new bi-weekly housecleaner, new tenants in the old house, new status as long-distance-landlords with respect to the old house, new baby, new degree (Paul graduated from law school), and now, new job for Kelly(!) and, as of today, new (well, used) minivan for Kelly, too.

That’s right, I said new job for Kelly.  Life is full of surprises, and this was a good opportunity. 

So now I’m a newly initiated member of a subculture of Milwaukee people (when I show up at the station in the early morning, I tend to think of us as ‘the bedraggled masses’) who travel on the 6:15 a.m. Hiawatha Service Amtrack train to Chicago (I come back on the 3:15 p.m.) occasionally for work.  (My new firm has a large office in Chicago that need to visit sometimes).  It’s a new situation for us, but a good one.

All the changes are good, even if they all require some adjustments.

I think I’ll be fine if we don’t have too many other changes this year, though.  We may just be up to our quota for the year!!

2 Responses to “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!”

  1. Lee Says:

    At least we haven’t lost a bunch of money in the stock market. Is the commuting going to be an every day occurence? I don’t know if I would really like that. Hopefully Paul can get a position soon.

    2006 for us was very much like your 2008 it seems.

    I’ve had many interviews as of recent, but no offers. I have an interview Monday for something I currently do, so wish me luck!

  2. Kelly Says:

    The commuting will be once a week for the first 3-6 months, and then just twice a month after that. So hopefully just enough that it won’t be too tiring, and may also be kind of an adventure and fun (I hope).

    Good luck with the interview!!