Wednesday, September 23, 2009

This would only happen to me

For as long as I can remember I've always been told that I look younger than I actually am. I grew up hearing, "you'll appreciate it one day". Well, I'm still waiting for that day to happen. It's a little ridiculous that at the age of twenty-eight, I still get nervous when I walk into a liquor store. Why? Because I'm afraid they are going to think I'm using a fake ID and that an undercover cop is going to leap over the counter, tackle me to the ground, drag me off to prison without my one phone call. Get the picture?

I've kind of accepted this simple fact about me, but when I first began my career in real estate I had a real hang-up about it. I was so afraid that people would look at me and think "What does she know? She's twelve." Of course, no one ever mentioned my age, but in the back of my mind I think that's because I firmly believed that knowledge was power, and I made sure I knew my stuff.

A few weeks ago hubby and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. We celebrated by going on a double date to dinner and the movies. Now, looking back, I realize this would be our last anniversary as a couple without children, so we probably should have done something a little more romantic, but what can I do about it now? When we got to the theatre, Greg needed to use the restroom so I did the simple task of ordering our tickets. We were watching the movie "Inglorious Bastards" which is rated R. I ordered the tickets, and handed the guy a twenty dollar bill. After he took it, he gave me a once over and asked to see my ID.

Now, I completely understand a cashier asking for my ID if I had paid with my debit card. In fact, I appreciate it when that happens. But this was CASH for crying out loud!!! Apparently even though I was two months pregnant, I didn't even look old enough to watch a rated R movie. I swear, this can only happen to me!

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!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Pictures Really Are Worth 1,000 Words!

*Our miracle in the making will make his/her grand entrance on/around April 20, 2010!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This is how we roll

We left Lamar on Thursday afternoon. Greg's job there is finally over! Although, I have a sneaky suspicion we may end up back there very soon. Since we left so late in the afternoon we decided to just drive half-way, and that we'd spend the night in our trailer at a rest stop. This was a first for us, and we did just that! Since we didn't have electrical hook ups we got to sleep with the windows open enjoying the smell of the diesel exhaust from all the semi's that were parked there as well. Since this is the first time we've stayed in our trailer without being hooked up to electricity, I feel like a true RV'er now!

*In case you're wondering where we are now, we're just hanging out in Oklahoma!