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!