Saturday, May 7, 2011

Workin' 9 to 5...

Just a quick note today, got lots to do!

The new job is going GREAT so far! Definitely less stressful than my other job, but I certainly miss everyone there a lot. It's going to be a little interesting to try learn a completely new industry, but I'm really ready for a big change like this!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Well, we made it to Texas! We spent a crazy week trying to pack up the house and get everything loaded onto the moving truck, then said our final "See you later!"s (it's never "Goodbye"!) and started driving.

Matt drove the 25-ish foot truck, and I followed him in my car with the dogs. All in all, it was a really smooth trip. The dogs rode very well in their "car seats" we made by nesting the top and bottom halves of their travel crates, and setting them in the back seat. Oscar gave me a heart attack a couple times when he woke up from a nap, saw his own reflection in the window, and gave (himself) a friendly ferocious barking-greeting. Uff da.

I did such a good job for months holding everything (and myself) together with all the stress of this move. Something really weird happened when we drove across the TX state line and I literally fell apart! I don't think it had all really sunk in before that point. It just became so real, and I was SO RELIEVED that Matt and I were going to be back together that I just cried and cried.....and cried. I'm sure Matt was very happy he was in the truck and got to miss this whole breakdown. Not that I blame him, I mean I was a little embarrassed for myself! ;)

I am slowly but surely getting the apartment put together. It's a little more difficult than I expected to fit an 1800 sq. ft. house into an 850 sq. ft. apartment, but we're making it work! The only complaint that I have is that the dogs LUCY misses her yard. But all in good time, we'll be back in a house with a yard and she can chase squirrels to her heart's content again!

The biggest news right now is that I start my new job TOMORROW!! I never could have imagined that I'd find something this quickly. God has been so faithful throughout this entire process...The timing worked out so perfectly, that I'll never even miss getting a pay check. WOW GOD!

Guess I better get back at it, I'm guessing these boxes aren't going to unpack themselves...