Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Our New Home

I've been wanting to write a blog about our move for a while. Unfortunately for me, my husband has been extremely effective with his blog posts since we moved out of our basement apartment in Salt Lake City. Every time I thought about making a post, I couldn't think of anything to add that my husband hadn't already blogged about. So I decided to just add a few snippets .

I haven't been very good at blogging recently. This hit home to me a while ago when I realized my cousin had bumped me from her lists on blogs. I need to do better with this, especially now that I am so far away from my family. Although, I'm sure I'll still talk to them on the phone and email like always.

For those of you that read my husband's blog, you know that we've been in the process of moving for the past month (physically) and for the past 6 months (mentally). Tom got his job offer back in January, but of course this was in the assumption that he graduated. This happened last May! So, after he graduated we then went through the exciting but unsure time of having no idea how to arrange for the transportation of our stuff. Very exciting!! Hahaha! Luckily everything worked out.

I won't go into the details of our move up here, because Tom detailed it on his blog. But needless to say, we got here all in one piece along with all of our stuff with only a couple of issues. Right after we got here we were talking about getting a puppy. We've always wanted a dog. Unfortunately (or should I say stupidly) I thought we should get one as soon as possible. I thought it would be better the longer we had him because it would give him more time to get used to us and the situation before I wanted to go back to work. I say stupidly because I had absolutely no personal puppy experience. It ended up being more difficult than I thought it would be, specifically potty training. It's being a bit of a challenge. Plus I have learned I won't be able to go back to work as soon as I wanted to. Right now we can't leave him alone for very long. He just doesn't have a very reliable bladder. The good thing though is he's doing better. Some days he doesn't have any accidents, some days he still does occasionally. But there has been a huge improvement.

Tom went to work yesterday (Monday) for his first day at work. He was very excited. We did have a minor anxiety attack when he realized he had forgotten ID badge that he had picked up on Friday and we had to turn around and go pick it up. But, we got it and arrived at work before his group went onto the shipyard! Whew!!!

The house is still in a slightly chaotic state. Due to the puppy, whose name is Jake by the way, it's taken us longer to get the house ready than it should have. We can't leave him alone in a room full of boxes or he'll leave us surprises that we don't want. We're starting to see it change and organize itself. Plus our new bedroom set is going to arrive on Friday! I'm excited to get everything where I want it to be!

I'll let you know how it goes!


Miriam Higginson said...

Yippee- a new post! Even if Tom has already written about something, you will probably put your own spin on it - so go ahead and rewrite away! good luck with the puppy thing (too bad you can't diaper them!) I want to see pictures of your bedroom set when you get it all set up!

Janssen said...

Moving is a hassle, but so exciting too! I can't wait to see and hear more about it all.

Roden Family said...

Puppy....fun! I'm sure glad that Oliver is potty trained. He also liked boxes, and the bottom of the stairs (that was a fun one to break!). I am happy that you guys made it ok, and I wish you the best of luck!

ashley said...

I have already heard about most this from phone, so I really dont have much to add. That is funny that he pees everywhere! Haha to you! Speaking of animals, today we went to Petsmart and Kinsey LOVED it! She loved the fishes and birds and mice and there was even a cute little ferret that she would smack on the glass at and see ..."Ohhhh" "Hiii". Too bad you cant get a job for a while...shucks.