Friday, May 30, 2008

The Story of the Move-sorry no pics yet

One would think that in this day and age it would be so simple to get your computer set up and blog away to your hearts content. This is not the case. Eric Grabau gave us a lap top to see if we could get WiFi service at the Nave's which we cant. So I sit now with a grande iced skinny vanilla latte at a local 'Bucks and I can't get photobucket to not cause my internet to turn off. So needless to say you will get a full verbal update and hopefully pictures soon. It is really beautiful here and I am so bummed I can't show you all where we live and what it is like to live at the base of a gorgeous mountain range!!

So the story of the move goes something like this (for those of you who don't already know!) We finally had everything ready to go and packed up tight around 4pm Monday the 19th. We were driving a 26ft uhaul that was towing my car on a trailer. We stop to get gas and head on our way. About 45 minutes into our drive a loud noise happens in the engine and we have to pull over. My husband, the mechanic that he is, looks under the hood and says we have a broken fan belt. I'm annoyed. So we call roadside assistance for uhaul. They are complete idiots. Roughly two hours later someone shows up to fix the belt. Nathan says to the guy that "the fan clutch is all seized up and looks like someone messed with it." The repair guy says in his best english " it look fine, drive easy, no ac. I don't have that part anyway." I am not very confident at this point especially since Nathan had to assist the guy in fixing our uhaul anyway. Isn't that his job?????
We start driving again "easy, with no ac". Still I'm annoyed. Did I ever mention that gentleness and patience were not my God given gifts?!?! Approximately 30 minutes later and only driving 35mph an even louder noise happens and the hood pops up and starts smoking. I start crying and swearing. We pull over, its pitch black outside and we have sketchy cell service. We once again call the retards that work for Uhaul roadside assistance. They ask me if we are in a safe place. I'm like "we are on a friggin freeway!!!! NO we aren't safe!" Nathan explains to me at this point that he was right and the fan clutch or whatever was seized up and proceeded to break and fly into the radiator so we are completely screwed. Uhaul disagrees. They are going to try and send a repair man. A repair man to fix a radiator on the side of the freeway at 10 o'clock at night. Interesting. I'll try and save you some time by saying that this did not happen. We unloaded my car and headed to a hotel. We smuggled Oscar into the hotel in a duffel bag. He wasn't pleased. Several more phone calls to Uhaul just to find out that they can not get anyone to come tow us, even though we are only five miles outside of Payson. Fantastic.

The next morning I start the phone calls again, we are told several times that they will call us back in 20 minutes to let us know if there is anything they can do. Finally a tow company comes to tow the uhaul. The tow guy "Earl" tells us that Uhaul told him that we were in Fountain Hills so they wouldn't come because that wasn't their area. Thanks Uhaul, I'm glad you can read a map. Five miles outside of Payson is not Fountain Hills. Uhaul says they will try and send up a new uhaul and a crew to unload and reload our stuff and they will call us in a couple of hours to let us know when and if they can do that. Almost 24 hours later we should have already been in Colorado and we are only an hour away from home. I'm not in a good mood needless to say!
We decide to take matters in our own hands per "Earl's" advice. We drive to Star Valley get a new 26ft uhaul after much arguing again, and then drive it back to Payson and unload the old uhaul and reload the new one...just the two of the middle of the hot sun. I hate life at this point and am contemplating seeking employment in Payson. So we get on our way and a few more minor catastrophes later we arrive at our destination.

Moral of the story??? Get a Penske.

If you read all the way to the end congratulations you are amazing. I will try really hard to post more updates with pictures soon. I have started my job and it is awesome. I have only ever worked at one hospital but this new hospital blows that one out of the water!! Its the #4 children's hospital in the country. The three ahead of it are on the east coast so they say "We're #1 west of the east coast!!" Everyone here is so friendly, it reminds me of living back in Minnesota. I truly have loved being here so far. I miss you all and wish I could move you all up here!!!

My temporary address is 9457 S. University Blvd. #273 Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Its a ups box but that's the easiest way for me to get mail. Not that anyone sends letters but for Christmas cards and such.
Love you all. Thanks for reading.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

We have arrived...

So we are here. We got in on Wednesday, after a slew of unfortunate events. I will post more about that later with some fun pictures. It might be awhile till my home internet is working so for now I stroll down to the Douglas County Library and check my email do my banking and any other internet business I may have. Be patient with me and I will update you all soon.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'ma leaving on a jet plane....

Ok so not a jet plane, more like a giant Penske truck...We are officially moving on Monday May 19th. Its crazy fast I know, but its just the way it has to be. So Sunday if you swing by my Queen Creek house I will be loading up a truck with Nate and we will be stinky and sweaty but you can come lend a hand or just give a hug...either is fine with us. We love you all and are sad to say good bye! I'll be back lots this summer so pay attention to the blog to know when I'll be in town to hang out. Love you all...

Friday, May 2, 2008

Survey Fun

Four jobs I've had:
1. Secretary at my dad's office
2. Receptionist at The Trailhead Athletic Club and Spa
3. Medical Biller
4. Registered Nurse

Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Princess Bride
2. Talladega Nights
3. Blades of Glory
4. Zoolander

Four places I've lived:
1. Woodbury, MN
2. Scottsdale, AZ
3. Flagstaff, AZ
4. Mesa, AZ, Queen Creek, AZ and soon to be Denver, CO!!

Four TV shows I watch:
1. American Idol
2. Without a Trace
3. Criminal Minds
4. Design on a Dime

Four places I've been:
1. Several parts of Hawaii (Maui, Honolulu, and more...)
2. Latvia
3. New York
4. Washington, DC

Four people who email me regularly:
1. All of my credit card companies.
2. Air 1
3. Companies that I shop online with
4. Connie Ciway

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Pizza
2. Beer (I know not a food, but I love it anway)
3. Steak
4. French Fries

Four places I would love to visit:
1. Greece
2. St. Thomas
3. Arizona (after I move)
4. Ireland

Four things I'm looking forward to in the coming year:
1. Being in a new place with new adventures.
2. Hopefully selling one of my homes.
3. Getting out of debt.
4. Trying to be a runner at 6000 feet elevation.

Four friends I'm tagging:
I'm not tagging anyone cuz Jen is the only one who hasn't gotten this yet. So I guess I'm tagging Jen. Hope you learned something new about me!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

God is Good!! Life is crazy....

Quick post as I'm at work....I got the job I wanted in the NICU!! And they want me to start May 27th...way soon I know, but its so great that I won't have to be apart from Nathan. Please if anyone can help me pack or wants to help me pack let me know!!