sunset on Lake LBJ in Texas

Worrying won’t stop bad stuff from happening; it just stops you from enjoying the good.”
— Unknown

Week 18

Four and a half months. At this point it’s getting ridiculous. But, we don’t have much of a choice, so here we are still.

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Just doing what we can to keep moving forward.

grandpa reading Curious George to granddaughter

Honestly, this kid right here? She keeps us going some days.

Her sweet innocence and complete lack of understanding at what is happening in the world helps us all maintain some level of sanity.

toddler laying across nightstand

She lives her life free of worry and judgement, just doing whatever comes natural.

Whether reading a Curious George book, watching a movie, taking a walk, or drawing with her sidewalk chalk, life is easy for her.

Most days, we like to pretend our life is easy too.

I mean, it’s not, but we can pretend it is for some time with her.

looking at rental houses

Talk about not being easy!

We started looking at rental houses this week. We’ve decided to stay in the area we’re in—for now.

Finding homes in an unknown area, as well as looking for new jobs, during a pandemic are not easy.

We’ve looked at more homes than I can remember, but haven’t found the one for us yet. It’s been a chore to say the least.

We need a home to fit 9 people. Under a certain budget. In a particular area.

The biggest issue? Finding someone willing to rent to a large multi-generational family.

We’re just going to keep on pushing on.

new travel trailer inventory

Fortunately, the RV rental management business we run is doing well.

A group we work for bought a new travel trailer this past week and have another on the horizon.

We picked out a color palette and the Amazon deliveries have been consistently piling up at our front door to get the trailer stocked and ready.

We took pictures while traveling in it this week and should have it ready to rent soon!

walking granite shoals on Lake LBJ

As for the trip, we ended up back in the Texas Hill Country.

We were able to talk the two youngest girls in joining us for a few nights away.

We hooked up the new travel trailer and camped at an RV Resort on lake LBJ.

leisure time at Lake LBJ

We spent the days walking the granite shoals, wading and swimming in Lake LBJ, and just enjoying the quiet of the Hill Country.

stone stacking at Lake LBJ

It was the perfect time to relax and unwind a bit.

Watch the sunsets over the lake and just breathe.

A chance to get out of the house.

exotic zoo resort in Texas

We even tried a local attraction that helped us remain socially distant, but get out and explore.

We visited the Exotic Zoo Resort and spent over an hour and half driving through the animal exhibits.

We fed tons of animals, petted the ones that would get close enough, and laughed a lot.

The girls really enjoyed it and the zoo was an excellent way to forget about anything but feeding the animals.

In the evening, we would stargaze and count shooting stars.

All in all, it was an excellent way to stop and refocus.

toddler with chalk on trampoline

Then we came back home to be greeted by this sweetness.

She was outside walking the sidewalk when we came home and had to get in our truck the moment she saw us turn onto our street.

Considering I was home with my children most of their early lives, I imagine this is what parent’s feel when they come home from work and kids run to greet them.

To me, it’s pretty much one of the greatest feelings.

And I’m totally here for it.

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