Thursday, January 27, 2011

It's just the beginning....

Hello from your snow covered Nation’s Capitol….

I arrived a little before 7:00pm on Tuesday evening and my car arrived a few hours later at 9:45pm.  With a few hours of sleep, I was off to DC Wednesday morning to take care of some logistical stuff.  

With no winter clothes in hand I bundled up with what I had and headed out.   Thank God my coat was waterproof and Starbucks was right next to train station.  After getting warmed up, loaded with caffeine, I jumped on the Metro for a 2 stop, 4 minute ride to my new office building to check out the area.  

While sitting in the bank, I looked out the window and felt peace in my heart as I saw some beautiful scenery.  I know many thoughts are going through your minds as to what monument captured my attention so intensely.  No, it wasn't  the Capitol building, the White House, or even a Smithsonian, it was the Washington Nationals new baseball park.  It’s only 2 blocks from my new office.  Have I mentioned my office building has a Starbucks right next to the front door???   

That evening it was fun to watch it snow sideways, as it accumulated an inch every hour.   Wow, it was building up fast and we got around 6 inches.  I literally shoveled it off my car this morning.   It’s great because VDOT really knows how to take care of the roads.  The roads look like it never snowed.  So, driving was never a problem.  

Today, I obeyed my sister.  When telling her my stuff wasn’t coming until February 2 or 3, the first thing she said to me was,  go buy some sweaters!  Ha ha ha   Apparently she was tired of the 2 I was wearing after my stuff shipped before I left.   So I hit the mall, oh joy and how I love shopping.  (insert sarcasm)  Went to Macy’s, got some killer deals, 4 sweaters for $45, then picked up some cute shoes at another store.  Mission accomplished!

THANK YOU to everyone who has shown support, love, and interest as I venture on this new and amazing journey to be a part in reaching DC for the Kingdom!  It's been encouraging and means a lot.   I start the new job on Monday.

And yes, more pictures will be posted soon…. I am challenged in this area.  :)

Talk to you again soon.....

The best is yet to come!


  1. Great job P you look like a pro....

  2. Awesome! Loved reading about your first couple days there and how great that you HAD to buy new clothes!! LOL! Looking forward to reading more...

  3. A starbucks at the door!!! now, that is what I am talking about! hehe, just make sure you don't start getting more than 2 a day, because than we'd have to intervene! Jk, I am glad you are there and peace is in your heart! you are gonna knock um dead on Monday!

  4. Dear Patti,
    LOVE the blog and we LOVE and MISS YOU! The blog is a great way to stay in touch. I love your first couple of days there. Good you got on the Metro. Don't forget you can go to Union Station and purchase a trolley ticket and take the trolley all over DC - get on and off as you wish! Great way to site see and not have to worry about navigating or parking! Have a great first day at work - should be good with Starbucks next door! Love you! Lori

  5. Great First blog. I knew you would do awesome, and I am so excited for you and love reading about the adventure. Keep sending me pics I love it :)

  6. Patti I just found your blog, you are a natural! And there are even pictures! :) Well done. So happy to be able to keep up with your new life out East.

  7. woohoo P that is the best news yet!!! a starbucks within feet of your building. hook up the IV and enjoy your new job.
    i am so excited for you and cant wait to hear more great stories about your adventures in DC
    i may just have to come visit you soon :)
    love you P and we miss you

  8. What a testimony, no longer a visitor. Your home, where your heart has been for a long time. You will be missed here in Oregon. Wishing you all the best and look forward to hearing all the amazing things God has for you on your new venture.