|View of Seattle while driving Silas to work. (Technically, he was driving. I wasn't playing with my phone while driving...)|
My first Seattle observations:
#1. Wow. Um. Everyone has a nicer stroller than me. Seriously. Most hipster stroller city ever. I had to try not to stare at some of the strollers I saw out and about today. Apparently I'm a stroller hick. The upside to this is that I just took a look at craigslist and it looks like I can get a used double jogger for super cheap.
#2. SO MANY PEDESTRIANS/CYCLISTS! While this might have something to do with the fact that this is the first week of nice weather that Seattle has had this summer, I am inclined to believe it's going to be like this all summer long. And I'm really afraid of hitting one of them with my car because they are BOLD.
#3. So many Asians. No black people.
#4. There are so many cool restaurants I want to try I don't even know where to begin. Today Gideon and I stopped in at Mighty-O Donuts for some guilt free organic treats. Best banana donut ever. Totally going back for more this weekend.
#5. Housing is expensive. Let me say this again. Housing is expensive. Today I went to look at a 2 bedroom basement apartment that would have fit inside our bedroom in our house in Pittsburgh. The living room was the size of our Pittsburgh bathroom and there was no dining room... not sure where we're supposed to eat? And the rent was twice as much as our house in Pittsburgh.
Tomorrow I have another house showing and then another on Wednesday and hopefully a few more after some people get back to me. I have until about the end of this week/beginning of next week to sign a lease. I'm not stressing about it though, at least not yet. I prayed months ago that God would provide the perfect housing situation for us and I fully believe He has a place prepared for us! I just have to find it.
|Gideon watching the boats come in the locks. He calls them "Bips".|