I think Maud hit the nail on the head when she referenced the untemporary nature of my situation. That has been one of the hardest things - the things that trouble me are here for the foreseeable future. Giving voice to that helps it feel less scary.
There are several things I like very much already, lest you think I am miserable.
•Our fantastic neighbor, with her quiet and gentle spirit has been so helpful.
•I've got a teenage babysitter and an adult babysitter lined up for interviews soon. The adult babysitter is actually a married 20 year old. She and her husband took a semester off from their college (B-Why-You Idaho) to get married so she's available until January.
•I love driving here. All the main roads are straight streets in a grid so it's generally easy to figure out how to get somewhere. There are deceleration/acceleration lanes at every entrance/exit and designated turn lanes at every intersection so traffic seems to almost always move smoothly. Also, we're so far out in the suburbs that the development hasn't caught up to the road capacity yet. So driving here is a pleasure.
•Mr. Quincy works from home and its lovely being able to see him for lunch.
I feel a little bit better today. Remembering the reasons we moved here helps keep perspective, for sure.
Hoping for more tomorrow.