Monday, January 21, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
We are still Alive - Just a bit Distracted
|So Christmas and New Years has come and gone without a single post!|
We had a great Christmas at the Kneeland's in PA. We went to Christmas Mass with Toby and Linda and Toby's family. Christmas Eve dinner was yummy lasagna. Christmas morning was wonderful and more than we deserve. And a big turkey lunch rounded out the holiday menu.
When we got back to the apartment our packing adventure began. We are trying to take it slow and not get overwhelmed with it. So that means our apartment will be box city for the next few weeks.
We were able to catch up with Tara, Anne and Lara at Lara and Nick's place in Reston. It was good to see them again but the visit was too short and we didn't really get a chance to talk much. Our lives are headed in different directions, but hopefully not too far apart.
So I mentioned before that one of the things we needed to figure out was what to do with our cars. After considering several options, and trying out a few that we discovered would not work we finally found a solution.
We are now a one car family for a few weeks.
We traded both our cars in on a newer model with a lower payment and cheaper insurance.
We are now the proud owners of an inferno red, 2006 Jeep Liberty.
It took us a couple of hours of negotiating but we are happy with the results. I think we make a pretty good team.
So, I called into work, told them I had car issues and would be working remotely. I would not be back in the office until the 21st when I pack up my office. I told them to pretend that we were in Utah a little bit earlier than expected.
Jill gets to drive her new Liberty to work for her last 2 weeks. Every day is a challenge for her. The girls are acting out, the staff are incompetent most of the time, and the management undermines all of the efforts to get things under control.
Jill has had a couple of phone interviews with places in Utah. Hopefully she will find a job that she really likes, and it likes her back.
That's it for now.
Back to packing and giving stuff away - like my fish tanks :(