Sunday, August 31, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Everything is still going smoothly. I'm starting to slowly settle into my new job, and I really like it so far. It's going to be a lot of work, but it will be a fun challenge and one I think I am up for.
Joe is continuing to be the marketing machine for his new job. His boss is sending him out to different companies in the area offering to set up free chair massage sessions. They figure if they get in there and offer free massage, when someone actually needs chiropractic care, they will think of Joe first. I think it's a great idea!
Yesterday he visited a few fire stations and police stations, as well as a few gyms in the area. He got some interest and has some people to follow up with today. We also went to a Chamber of Commerce meeting last night. We met some interesting people - including one woman who asked if Joe did horse chiropractic! Apparently, it's a huge business, and Joe actually knows someone who does that in Vermont.
Still slowly unpacking boxes. I think that will be our main focus this weekend. That, and buying some lamps. There are no lights in the living room and bedroom, so we have to get lamps for those rooms pronto.
Hope things are going well with everyone. Leave some comments! We want to know there are actually people reading this thing! :-)
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Well, we did receive our stuff from the movers on Sunday. They were supposed to arrive between 10 a.m. and 12 noon and finally showed up at 5:30 p.m. Joe and I hung around the apartment for hours waiting and let me tell you, it's a boring apartment with no tv, internet, books, games, or anything else. We did play some cards (rummy, thanks Gramma :-)) and I drank wine to pass the time.
They almost forgot a couple boxes and bags, including Joe's massage table, and they damaged Joe's chiropractic table, which he WAS NOT happy about. They also misplaced the metal thing that Joe's spine hangs on (wow, that is a weird sentence...) but other than that, we got everything.
Still don't have any real furniture, like a couch or sofa chair or anything, but we did get a bed, and that was the most important thing. I patched one hole already on the air mattress, but I can't find the others that I'm sure are there, since we had to wake up in the middle of the night and air it up on a regular basis. I think that thing is going in the garbage.
So, I slept on a real bed the night before starting my new job, which was nice. The new job is going great, I'm in my second day today. The people I work with seem really nice. My immediate supervisor reminds me SO MUCH of Heidi and that is a complement to this woman because Heidi was the most encouraging, friendly, patient supervisor (and then friend) I've ever had! I work directly with one other person (they laid off the part time person I was supposed to supervise because managment decided that hiring another full time person - me - cut into the budget too much to keep the part timer on. Yeah, that's not awkward at all!!), but the other departments are in the building and I'll be working with them on a regular basis. Which is good, because I wanted to move into a position that had more than two other people in the company. I know I'm such a bad girlfriend, but Joe has to iron my clothes before work. Isn't he cute??
Joe has had the last two days off and has been relaxing among all the boxes at home. He was so tired after his week-long stint at the fair, working 11 hour nights that he is enjoying some down time before starting on a regular schedule. His job is about 4 miles away from our apartment - a straight shot, really, so it's really nice for him. I'm about 10 miles away, but it's still a great commute.
Well, I guess that's the update for now. Still no internet at home, but I'm free to use internet at work for personal reasons during breaks, so hopefully I can update here until I get it at home.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
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Thursday, August 14, 2008
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Monday, August 4, 2008
We also had a chance to spend some quality time with Joe's parents, who were a little shocked and trepidatious about our move. They gave us a nice send-off, though. I realized how much they already knew me when they gave us this advice - Joe is to keep tabs on me so I don't forget my purse anywhere and I am to keep tabs on him so he doesn't lock his keys in his car... again. :-)
We got to see Joe's niece, nephew and brother-in-law one last time, as well as good friends of Joe's and thier ADORABLE two-year-old girl. (Apparently, when she was told she would get to see us one last time she said, "Joe, Heder, like 'em." SO CUTE!!)
The drive from Canby to Wenatchee was 5 1/2 hours. It was a good preview, since we will be driving double that each day of our trip East. Wow, it's going to be long, uncomfortable days I think. At 5 hours, my ass was getting so sore and they dogs were getting a little antsy. Yikes.
We have three days here in Wenatchee. I've already hit the Wok once, so I'm 1/3 toward my goal. :-) We already have plans to go there tomorrow for my goodbye party, too. :-)
If I thought the last few days were emotional, the next few are going to be 100x worse! My family is the biggest group of emotional sobbers I've ever met. It's going to be sad...
It's now bed time. It's been a long day and the dogs are tuckered out!
Friday, August 1, 2008
It's SO roomy and we are really happy with it. Lots of room for us up front and lots of room for the dogs in the back. We've got it set up nice for them - both dog's beds are set up with toys and chew toys all around!
Yesterday was a little stressful, though. The movers were supposed to come at 10:00 a.m. We finally called them at 12:30 and they said that the I-90 bridge was closed, they didn't know what to do, so they went to their next job - in Bellingham! (The bridge was closed for 20 minutes for the Blue Angels practice... they didn't know this??) My dad showed up to help us with last minute things and the three of us were supposed to have a nice dinner at Ivars to celebrate. Well, Joe had to stay home to wait for the movers and dad and I got a quick dinner at Ivars and brought take-out for Joe.
And yes, there is dirty clothes in one of those boxes. We finished up the cleaning this morning and I think it was passable. Not that I'm getting my deposit back any way - Ava has seen to that. :-)
Now we are sitting in Portland trying to stay awake at least long enough to have dinner with Joe's parents. The car was a nice smooth ride on the way down. We'll see how it feels after 5, 8, 12 hours. :-)
We'll be here in Portland until Monday morning and then head to Wenatchee!