Tom and I are feeling a little stressed. We're trying to make a big decision. Tom's against a huge deadline - it's called homelessness. He gets kicked out of his dorm TOMORROW. He takes his big final in the morning, and then he has to be out by 4:00.
He has been looking desperately for an apartment for weeks now. He has seen a bunch of them, and has it down to two at this point, both of which he wouldn't be able to move into for another week or so. They both have very strong pros and cons. I'll break it down....
#1 - Beautiful green neighborhood, lots of stuff to do, close to a lot of shopping, museums, parks, etc. But the apartment itself is kind of so-so. It's a little cramped, and a little more expensive. And not close at all to school and church. So when I'm home with the kids all day, I would have more than enough stuff to do out and about because the surroundings are great, but inside we might feel cramped, and it would be quite a chore to get to church every Saturday.
#2 - Very "gray" neighborhood - we're talking not a stitch of grass or any trees. No parks, no nothin'. We probably wouldn't be around many, if any at all, English speakers. And I don't think there would be any good possibilities for sending Joni to preschool. BUT, inside the apartment itself, it's huge and spacious and beautiful. And the biggest thing is that it's also close enough to church and school that we could easily walk there. Oh, but did I mention there's a trash burning place right behind the apartment? So I could maybe fool myself every day that I'm living in luxury, but I would be quickly knocked back into reality if I stepped too close to the back windows, because I would instantly smell the burning trash. But then again, it wouldn't take forever and a day to get to church.
You with me here? Do you see what I mean now by "strong" pros and cons?
What to do?
Please pray for us. It's a huge decision, and it could go either way. We feel very strongly that the Lord has prepared a place for us to live, where we can grow the most, and do the most good...but we feel a little lost at the moment.
P.S. Cyndy, just so you don't worry too much, we do think he has a place to stay for the next few days. But after that....yup, you guessed it. Homeless.
It's decision time people!