I wanted to wait until I had pictures for this post, but that is not happening anytime soon...so here goes nothing.
We flew into Albuquerque two weeks ago to secure Housing for our little family and I was expecting the worst. Basically, I was not expecting to like it very much, but I was resigned to my fate and was going to make the best of it. You see, when we began this whole MBA adventure, we had decided that we would go wherever the best opportunity was and where the Lord wanted us. Now, of course, there were places that I would have preferred to go; North Carolina, South Carolina, really most any of the southern states where it was warm and green. Then there were the places that were never really even considered like Michigan, Wisconsin, the Dakotas, etc. And by all means the places that I preferred not to go to...New Mexico being at the top of that list.
Well, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised to find some green and trees as we made our final approach into the area. The Rio Grande river runs through Abq (abbreviated...that's just too long of a word!) and it brought a welcome sight to this girl that really expected to find nothing but brown as far as the eye could see. So really it wasn't all that bad. That being said, the area that we are moving to is quite brown. We did find a nice house to rent in a new subdivision just a few miles from Intel, which is such a blessing with gas prices and such. However, the back yard consists of rocks and dirt. Not my idea of a nice place to play...nevertheless, we will be calling it home for the next while.
Although I have to live with brown everywhere, I can drive a short distance and enjoy the green along the river. We are excited about the new opportunity that lies ahead and we are so very grateful that we found something so quickly after having our lives turned upside down. Our car and belongings are still in Michigan, but now we are hopeful that they will just send them to NM seeing as though Danny starts work a week from tomorrow. We should know more tomorrow (hopefully!)