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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

First Month

Well, I have nearly completed the first month of my new life, and I am doing well. I will be getting my own internet this Friday, so I will be able to get on here more and more. More posts for here and my Metazoic blog! I can continue the Family of the Week on there. Well, I like Montana, it's a nice place, but the heat bothers me!! One of the residents in this apartment complex told me it gets up to 90 degrees here!! Fortunately my apartment has air conditioning. But ya know that dries out my hands quicker than anything! It's getting to be annoying.

When I ordered my cable/internet package, the dispatcher and I got to talking for quite a while. She is a native Bozemanite, and she told me about some of the things to do around this town. I will admit it now that's not something the dispatcher should have told me about, but I enjoyed listening about the different things to do here. She also said the people here are so incredibly nice! That's something I can definitely vouch for. The people I have met here so far, most of them have been very nice people. It's definitely a very far cry from Washington State! There, 9 times out of 10, the people are rude and snippy. Here, it's exactly the opposite. 9 times out of 10, the people you meet here are very courteous and friendly. The only thing that bothers me here is the heat, and the fact that I have to stay in my apartment with the air conditioner running to get out of that heat!

Well, this weekend, heat or no heat, I need to get the rest of my things out of storage. That is a necessity. Last time, to put my things in storage, I had to work like a pack mule! Believe me it was not easy! Especially placing my bed in a 10x12 foot storage garage, among all the other things I have that I had to put in there too. Well, I will be busy this weekend, all weekend, but I will try to get some posts put up.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Made it to Bozo-Town

Well, here I am, now a Bozemanite. For the time being. We had a couple of 80+ degree days here and I hated it!!!! The air conditioner in Anna's apartment, where I am now staying temporarily, does not work! Makes me mad that they know all about it and are not doing anything about it! Well, my apartment is ready, and I should be moving in very soon. I hope! If I don't hit anymore snags! Fortunately the air conditioner in my apartment works. That's good too because I told everyone if it didn't, I would not sign the lease! That was one of the pretenses that I agreed on to move into this apartment in the first place. If it hadn't worked, I was going to take my things and move back to the coast where I have natural air conditioning. But I don't really want to move back to Washington. I'd like to move to Seaside, where I'd still have the ocean at my doorstep, but also have more shopping choices when I need it.

It was a tough move out here! I mean, we rented a big 17-foot u-haul and I've never driven a truck before. Let alone one that size! Towing our car all the way out here on a tow-dolly attached to the back of the car. That added about another 8-9 feet to the back of the truck! And was that truck HUNGRY!!! It ate up about $100 worth of gas! But really, that $100 carried us pretty far. In a 800-mile trip, I only had to fill up about 3 times. Not too bad for a truck that size. On the way up here, I was stopped by a man near Moses Lake who noticed our car's wheels were not on securely enough. So he stopped to help me put them on the right way. I wasn't too sure I had them on right, but he helped me fix it, which was nice. :) He was a professional truck driver, so he knew what he was doing.

Well, now that I am here, I have some things to do. I need to get my own internet, and I don't exactly know when that will be. May be next month. In the meantime, I need to get everything situated. I am still trying to get used to this altitude! I spent the last 10 years at sea level. I'm rusty in the mountains now. I find myself having a rather difficult time breathing. When I hold my breath, it hurts now, and it's never done that before. Well, Anna said I was not going to get used to it here overnight. It's going to take a while. But I will say one thing, I'm about 20% better now than I was when we first got here. But anyway, I won't be able to get on much, so the posts on here and my Metazoic blog are going to be fewer and farther between. But I will be back!