Saturday, May 15, 2010

And it begins...

We've finally finished unpacking all of our boxes - just in time for me to spend my weeks in Dallas with weekends and some mid-week non-class days in Waco.

I'm in the middle of my first Waco-Dallas-Waco-Dallas in 48 hours trip since I had a CPR certification class this morning at 8 but I was done by 1 so I figured I had enough time to come spend a while back in Waco.  The drive isn't bad - especially if you are intentional about leaving in non-peak traffic times - and I am able to listen to class lectures in the car that I would just be sitting at a desk listening to anyway.  I do think that that is the sole reason that I will be able to feel OK with that amount of time in the car - I can justify it by having a solid 3 hours that I can do nothing except schoolwork! 

Mark has done a great job around here - hanging pictures, putting up some curtains, assembling and mounting new furniture, and making countless trips with things we have forgotten.  We also had a ton of help from both sets of parents on Sunday.  It was a huge help with unloading the POD, loading the U-Haul, measuring shelf paper, organizing the kitchen, and placing furniture.  It would have taken us another week without their help!

It did take me the full week to get everything out of boxes and trash bags - and for the life of me I could not figure out why it was taking so long.  I finally reached the conclusion that this move was the first time that EVERY SINGLE THING was taken out of its drawer - the dresser drawer contents were in trash bags, a combination of 2 desks was in a few boxes.  Add to that the fact that I had not seen the contents of these boxes for 9 months, and I was not really involved in packing them (no purging before packing!), it was a big task, to say the least. 

I apologize that this is a boring post (aka NO PICTURES!) but I still can't find my camera battery charger and the USB cord doesn't charge it.  That is an item on Mark's to do list while I'm gone this week and then I promise we will post pictures (complete with a new display of my dishes...oh I missed them!) as soon as I am back in Waco next weekend.

I start nursing school bright and early at 8 on Monday morning.  I have 2 classes this minimester (3 weeks, 6 credit hours) and in one class I am responsible for 7 chapters on the first day.  Needless to say, I have a head start on that, but it is still hard for me to wrap my head around exactly what I should be doing for class.  I am hopeful that I will get a good grasp on things quickly, as I was always the student that read the syllabus before the semester started.  (It is nice to know that all 31 other people in my class are feeling the same way!) 

I promise a full report next week - and I do love school (that Mark loves to point out!) so I am definitely excited to start.  As for the living in 2 places part - I just keep telling myself that in less than 1 year I will be graduating and able to work in a field that I truly love!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

We're Moving!

We are moving - this weekend!!  Luckily most of our things have been in boxes for almost a year, so there is not much packing going on around here.  We move in next Sunday.

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Oh, and Mark got a job!  He starts this summer.  And I start nursing school with orientation this Thursday & Friday.  We have a lot going on around here!

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