Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Apartments, Phones & Cats, Oh My!!!

Okay, so I just moved into the apartment - it was a really quick thing so if this is the first you've heard of it, you probably aren't the only one. It's actually a townhouse with two bedrooms upstairs and a full bath, and a half-bath downstairs. I love it. I've never had my own two-story place with a "guest" bedroom!!! I can't wait for my sis to come up and stay with me, and my mom too!!! Of course I need a bed first...

The cats adapted well, or at least Buddy did. Grace was really mad at first, hissing and yowling at me and Buddy, but I knew that was going to happen. She finally got over it after a couple of days and now they have lots of fun running up and down the stairs and everywhere. It must feel like the whole world to them after the fifth-wheel! Once in a while they forget about the different floors and I'll hear one meow downstairs and I'll have to say something to let them know I'm upstairs. They'll meander up and meow at me like, "Hey, there you are!".

Buddy has been keeping me up at night trying to open cupboard doors and drawers. I caught them both under the sink early one morning and scared them, hoping it would help break the bad habit, but to no avail. So I've been leaving a couple of empty ones open. This morning however, I got up to hear a strange sound in the kitchen. I had a couple of paper gift-bags on top of the refrigerator and I should have known better, knowing Buddy's insane curiosity and love for bags. When I went into the kitchen this morning (cautiously because of the strange sound), I found a bag on the floor and the freezer door WIDE OPEN! I'm sure it had been open for hours, just running and running. Sheesh!

Also, I got a phone!!!! Of course I'm not going to post it, but if you know my sister or my mom, you can get it from them most likely. :) I was so excited to have a phone again that I called it to make sure it worked. Then that night, I talked for three hours. That won't be a normal night of course, but I had a lot of pent up "calling" to do!!!

Oh, and some friends from church have been overwhelmingly generous and have given me two barstools, two dining room chairs, a dining room table, a big chair and matching ottoman (sp?) and a huge couch that has two recliner in it! Also a mattress so I don't have to sleep on the floor anymore, a dresser and an armoire! Wow. There are some really kind people here!

Okay, that's all I've got for now! God bless you! (I know He has blessed me greatly!)

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Job update

Well, the job has been going very well. The main pharmacist is on vacation, so we've had some "floaters" to fill in and it has been... challenging. Very busy, but I feel good at the end of the day and nobody calls me fat, so that's nice.
(By the way, I'll try to be more faithful with updating the blog...)

It has been raining like crazy here! Yesterday I thought the wind was going to rip the top right off of my Jeep! There were a few scary moments - my doors didn't seem very stable a few times, but I got through it okay. And I hear it's supposed to get worse??? We'll see...

Speaking of rain... I went to my mom's for Thanksgiving and on the way up it was raining quite a bit. My Jeep leaks in a few places (five or seven) and it finally got to my stereo. At first I couldn't hear it, but then it made a REALLY LOUD "beep-beep" and then I could smell that oh-so-familiar burning electrical smell. I pulled over and smelled the engine to make sure it was not on fire, but it smelled okay, so I was back on the road in a matter of seconds.
I told my friend Jeff about it (who is a very smart electrician guy, and cute to boot) and he recommended that I keep a fire extinguisher handy... oh, and have it looked at. Hmm.... So now I just take a fuse out when I park because if I don't, the stereo doesn't really turn all the way off. And I have an extinguisher.
So that's it for now! :)