Wow, today was incredibly busy and exhausting, but I got a lot accomplished! Especially for hauling around a 3 and 1 year old for the ride.
First thing we did was head to the bank and open a local checking account, so that our paycheck a can be direct deposited and all that good stuff. The boys started out being quite rotten, but settled down once Hendrix started coloring and Jameson was given the (blessed) iPhone.
After the bank, we headed to our apartment complex to get our keys. We got into the apartment, and I was finding it difficult to take stuff from the Escape into the apartment while keeping track of two monsters. Plus, we were getting hungry at that point, so we went to Hardee's for lunch. (So sick of fast food, by the way!)
After lunch, we ran by West River Electric and got the electric (our only utility!!) put into our name, then went back to the apartment so Jameson could take his nap.
After he woke up, we went to Banana Bunch daycare to check it out. I liked what I saw, for the most part, so we are going with it. It's very affordable, they are licensed by the state, and seem to be ok with Jameson's diabetes. Plus, they have immediate openings, so it's a go. We figure that if things don't work out, we can always look elsewhere. It's scary to find daycare in a new place.
We walked in the door of the apartment, after touring the daycare, and Matt called us about 4 minutes later. His new boss wanted to take us to dinner. So I re-bundled the boys, and we headed out ... again. We ate at a pizza/sub place. I got a buffalo chicken salad and it was really tasty!
After dinner, Matt took the boys to the apartment, and I headed to WalMart for some groceries. I got home around 9. Matt and I enjoyed a beer together, and then crashed. He had a good first day at work, and is anxious and nervous, but excited about his new job.
Tomorrow we (the boys and i) are meeting Matt's cousin for a coffee in the afternoon. She is my age, and such a sweetheart. I'm looking forward to it. But other than that, I plan on going nowhere tomorrow!! I will let the boys play outside, since its supposed to be fairly warm again, and we will have lunch, and relax.
The Rapid City experience has been a pleasant one, so far. People are different here, than they are in the Midwest. (I do not consider this the Midwest. Not sure how the locals feel.) Youre much more likely to get a smile or a friendly greeting here than you would be in Ohio. It's nice. :)
Matt's family here has been so incredibly generous and we are so grateful for them. We are in our new apartment, with temporary belongings, thanks to them. It's good to be on our own though, rather than inconveniencing others!
I'll continue to update as we get settled in. Thanks again for all the prayers, friends!