Three semi-important things have happened in the last 2 days:
1. We bought my & Joe’s plane tickets to England (Chris’ was covered by the university). Our checking account is looking a little leaner! Looks like we’ll be traveling for 25+ hours which is a heckuva long time to have a toddler in your lap, but thankfully we only have 1 layover. It could be worse. Some of the tickets we looked at were 36+ hours of travel.
2. We’ve found short-term housing in Oxford. It looks to be within walking distance of a grocery, library, park, and the university. Best of all, it’s within the weekly housing allowance that Chris gets from the uni.
3. Our letting agent here finally got back to me and sent us an updated, extended lease. We won’t have to move out till we leave for the UK in October.
These things are exciting and a little bit scary and have left me feeling humbled. I’m so bad about worrying and wanting to control my universe rather than trusting God to do that for me. Yet another one of my many faults.
Regardless, I’m happy that we have some answers and that things are a bit more solidified regarding future plans, though I’m remembering not to put all of my faith in “plans” but rather in the One who’s charge of all the planning!