We moved out of U-city on June 30th.  It was a bit surreal, as it was just over 10 months prior that we had moved in.  As hard as it was to leave another home, it was also a joy to look forward to returning to the US.  As I took a final look at our empty apartment, I couldn't help but laugh at some of the "interesting" moments that we'd experienced there. 

There was the first time (of many) when we tried to change a lightbulb and discovered that because of poor materials used in building the apt, it wasn't just a simple act of unscrewing and screwing in.   Let's just say that we've had more than one light fixture come completely off with the lightbulb, and definitely more than one lightbulb get stuck in the fixture.  

There were the wars we had with the hot water heater, which finally gave out one night.  We were simply sitting in the living room when we heard a click and a gush of water come from the device.  Even after we super glued the places where it was leaking, we finally had to admit defeat, leading to...

Our shower.  Here is a picture of our shower:
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It certainly looks like a nice shower.  But if you look closely, there is a small tub and plastic cups included.  The reason: we had to hot water; therefore, we had to boil water on our stove and mix it in the tub to have warm water which we used the cups to pour over ourselves.  That has been our showering system since January.  Needless to say, we are quite thankful to be back in a place where we have hot running water available to us.  

As much as this apartment gave me countless headaches and roused feelings in me that I didn't know I could have against four walls, we do appreciate the times we had together there.  It's where we spent our first Christmas as a married couple, where we found out that we were pregnant for the first time, where we came home together after frustrating times at work, and where we spent our first term in U-city.  

On June 30th, we also landed in San Francisco, our new home for the next four months.  As I reflect on the last 10 months, it was certainly a difficult journey, but one that allowed us to be who we are today.  I'm thankful for that.  The next time we move, we'll have a little one with us, and I'm sure we would've grown much and much to look back on.  Praise the Lord for much grace along this journey!

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30 weeks along, at the U-city airport, ready to take the long flight back!

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About to get on the plane to San Francisco! 


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We don't know this guy, but we thought his mullet was awesome and just had to share it!  Enjoy!

 


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Mom Kim
07/18/2011 7:22pm

Never knew that about your shower....wow, I bet that first shower back home felt great!!! Indeed, there are many memories in that first apartment!!!!

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07/19/2011 7:56pm

Oh guys.... LOVE to see the pic of the belly and your two cute faces... and to read all that you're processing about life- moving, homelessness, pains... May the Lord lift your hearts and eyes and make this a time of solid refreshment (only he could accomplish that amidst all that you're doing in this time, but I believe he truly can do it)...

We love you,
jill (and MAtt)

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good post

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01/28/2012 5:34am

Fine info bro

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03/21/2012 9:40am

good post

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03/24/2012 2:39pm

Appreciate your details

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03/31/2012 4:27am

will come back before long

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03/31/2012 6:26am

will be restored before long

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05/30/2012 2:01pm

Appreciate your details

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