The Delp Details

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Trading Spaces...Amongst Other Transitions...

As the title says, we traded spaces. Maybe not in the sense of the show that was so popular, but there was a lot of painting that went on and hopefully soon-new furniture. Right now, there is just LOTS and LOTS of boxes! We moved from our apartment close to Wrigley Stadium to Rodgers Park (still a part of Chicago), but very close to Evanston, IL-where Northwestern University is. Don't worry, we will NEVER be Northwestern fans (GO BUCKEYES!!!!!!!)
Anyway, the apartment is twice the size with a sun room, two bedrooms, a garage, enclosed backyard (for the pups) and other perks too! Hopefully soon we will be able to post pictures.

Two weeks ago, Joel was voted in to be interim associate pastor of our church! There are mixed feelings about this right now. I know I have told you all some things, but our church has gone through a lot of transition itsself this year and Joel was there during that time-but it is still going on. He does however feel God wants him here and we know that our God doesn't make mistakes. He also gives us the strength to handle whatever He asks us to do. It will be interesting to see what happens there.
Most of you know this as well, but I also changed jobs just a few weeks before we moved. I am working in the Emergency Room. It is challenging and stressful, although a much different stress than working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. I admit I miss my old job-especially the people, but again, I know God knows so much more what He is doing than me-so I will adjust and go with it.
I also started classes 2 weeks ago. I am doing a lot more studying than previously. The classes I am taking are both very invloved-Physiology and Biostatistics. The latter I do believe is my nemesis...not much more say about that...
Needless to say, a lot of transition at once, but we seem to be taking it OK at the moment. We hope to eventually post more pictures from the new apartment. Right now you wouldn't think it was very nice since mostly boxes are filling the rooms.
Happy Sabbath (almost)


Robin said...

Glad to see you're still alive. I've been praying for you and Joel's church situation, and will continue to pray. Joel's going to do a great job!

What a transition from Peds to ER! I'd say you couldn't get two more different philosophies of patient care. I did those rotations back to back and had to go from a softy goochiegoochiegoo girl to my preceptor's philosophy that we must not take a patient's pain into consideration in order to make a rational decision. . . unless the decision is about pain. But usually that's an afterthought in the ER.

Congrats on the move too! I don't envy all those boxes. Wait, I've still got dozens in my basement!

Amy said...

Ah, the joys of moving. Can't say I enjoy that either, but having more space is always nice.

You guys are doing good work that helps many. You'll definitely be in my thoughts as you continue during this transition time.

Erin Crisp said...

Wow, lots of changes. I've been thinking about you guys and ministry. Can't wait to hear how things go at the church.
The Crispies