Tuesday, September 22, 2009

So Many Changes

As if finding out recently that Greg and I are about to become parents, we recently have had even bigger changes in our lives as well. Greg has been applying for permanent wind tech positions for a few months now. One of which was a job for the wind farm in Lamar. As soon as he applied, everyone told us that he was a shoe-in for the position. However, although my husband has more experience than the people we knew that applied, he didn't have as much technical schooling. So we weren't as confident as everyone else. I guess we shouldn't have worried, because as luck would have it, he got the position!!! Apparently being a dependable, hard-worker worked in his favor!

He was offered the job while we were in Oklahoma. We had to mail back a contract, along with a drug test, and after that we waited to hear when he would start. And basically we got a weeks notice. So to say that last week was extremely hectic is an understatement. We decided to go ahead and move all of our belongings to Lamar and put them in storage so once we find a house, we won't have to make a trip back "home" to load up.

We started out on Monday and Tuesday at Greg's dad's house so he could finish welding our smoker onto a trailer. We also had several tools at his dad's house so Tuesday morning we loaded everything up and from there went to Ardmore. Our storage unit was located there and we rented a U-Haul truck and trailer. Luckily, our friend Dave was generous enough to drive an hour to help Greg load up, because let's face it: I'm officially no help when it comes to moving. I don't know how we would have done it without him.

From Ardmore we drove another hour to Norman because we had about 20% of our stuff at Greg's grannies house. And yet again, we had some awesome help! Greg's step-dad Dave showed up, as well as his life long friend Tim.

Wednesday was our official "moving day". I was absolutely dreading it. Mainly because I have not been feeling good at all and I wasn't looking forward to driving 8 hours by myself. Greg was driving our truck with our trailer, and yet again Tim came to the resuce by agreeing to drive the U-Haul and trailer all the way to Colorado for us. Talk about a friend! Unfortunately, the drive about killed me. We stopped to eat dinner about an hour and a half outside of Lamar and I was sick in the restaurant and could barely eat my dinner. The last half of the trip my back was killing me. The nausea medicine I had was not quite doing it's trick. I was seriously almost in tears by the time we finally got to our final destination. The thought of being in a car again for more than thirty minutes makes me just want to throw up. Literally. Which is not a good thing when I know we'll be making a trip back to OK in two weeks. But that's another story.....

Thursday was spent moving our items into storage. Tim left shortly thereafter as luck would have it, Greg got sick. Because he was under the weather, and I'm not my normal self anymore, I'm sitting here staring at the mess that is our trailer. Basically we have been couch potatoes. However, we did pull it together on Saturday and looked at houses. Now, one of the reasons Greg began to apply for permanent jobs is because he misses having a garage and a house. So it doesn't surprise me that on Saturday we made an offer on a house. And of course, it's a fixer upper! Now the waiting game begins on if HUD will accept our offer or not. Cross your fingers for us!

Like I said....we've been dealing with so many changes!


PennyCandy said...

I still remember the morning, noon and night sickness and that was 20 years ago now. I hope it passes for you soon and you start to feel well enough to enjoy all the changes that are happening for you.

Sheila said...

I still feel so bad that you were not feeling good and had to drive. It sucks. Now you know how I felt driving to SC in 2005 from your house. I did cry from Ashville, NC to the appartment an dto make maters worse, Andy wasn't off work yet and I had no key to get in. :'(
Remember I can come help when ever and Andy said he's game to come up over Thanksgiving if you get a house and need help. Love ya Sis!!