My cell phone number has a 202 area code. So when I used to give out my number in Omaha, where the area code is 402, I’d often be misheard.
“No, it’s area code 202 from Washington, DC,” I’d say. “I used to live there after college.”
Well, I’m excited to announce that soon nobody will question my 202 number. We’re moving to Washington, DC!
Six months after separating from the Air Force, my husband started his new career last Monday as a federal consultant. Technically, we’ll be living in Maryland or Northern Virginia, but we’ll be a hop, skip, and a Metro ride away from the nation’s capital.
Asa and I were down in DC with him last week to offer moral support and to start looking for a new place to live. While Jordan was at work, the baby and I spent our days driving through Fairfax, Falls Church, Alexandria, Arlington, McLean, Bethesda, North Bethesda, and Rockville.
We toured apartment buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes.
We felt overwhelmed and discouraged.
At least, I felt overwhelmed and discouraged from house hunting. I can’t vouch for Asa, although I’m sure he was getting sick of riding in the car.
The plan is to continue living with my parents until Levi’s nursery school ends in June. Jordan is staying with family friends in Maryland, and he’ll drive up on the weekends as often as he can. Once we find a place to live, I’m sure I’ll start making more frequent trips down to the area. I’d like to have our new home decorated and move-in ready by the time the school year is over.
An ambitious plan, I know, especially since we have no idea where to live!
If you live in or around Washington, DC, I’d love to hear from you. Do you love your neighborhood? Where are your favorite places to eat, shop, and hang out? It’s been ten years since I lived in the District — and my lifestyle was significantly different, as you can imagine!
(Instagram photos from one of my favorite Washington, DC bloggers, Meg Biram)