Monday, September 19, 2005

First Day at GWB

I made it through day one of working at G.W.Berkheimer headquarters. I think I'm gonna like it there. It's so surreal knowing that when I walk into the other half of the building, I'm gonna look and see the back of my husband's head, and then when lunch comes, I'll get to sit with him. Then, I also get to ride to and from work with him while I'm at it. That's a lot of togetherness, folks. I know we're not really going to talk while at work, however. That's going to be my time to socialize with other people, and . . . get work done. Willi's serious about what he's doing with his jorb, and he's deeply focused most of the day, so I don't really like to bug him. Plus . . . I don't need to talk to the man all day long.  I see 'im at night after all (and in the car to and from)! It's just a cool situation. It really is. Now . . . I just hope I can get a routine going. Working out needs to start being even a remote priority again . . . maybe I'll start with that tomorrow. 

In the meantime, Hank's doin' well . . . even though he's randomly bleeding tiny bits from time to time from his poor little paws. He got Willi's shirt this morning before he came into work. I think that happened when Willi gave him his medicine.

Our couch is sooooo amazingly comfortable now . . . it's waay more cushy and lovely than our couch before I recovered it. I'm proud of mahself.

Our apartment is like a home now! Finally! I'm starting to really like it here. We're hopin' to find a house to move into next summer. We're thinking more and more that we like this area. It's so beautiful here. Do you realize we're only 15-20 minutes away from the Dunes beach? It's sooo gorgeous. We went there for only an hour yesterday, and I think at that moment, I was sold on Valpo for sure. I can't believe we have that sort of beauty so close to us. We live next door to another gorgeous small lake, too. I like to walk there . . . So pretty. I know it'd be pretty in the winter, too.

It's unreal . . . I really am starting to feel like this place is home. I hadn't felt that way yet. I mean . . . I felt it at home, of course. I even had a strong affinity for Purdue as a home in itself. Here . . . here's different. It's my home, and it's my home to share with Willi and even Hank. It's a relief. It's awesome.

For now, I've surely got something to do . . . see ya!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Wedding Photos

I did it. I can't believe it. Our wedding photos are posted online! Wanna see 'em?

Here. Check 'em out.

Furniture and Hank

Whelp . . . the couch is done. SHEW!!! Yessss . . . it looks AMAZING, too. Here! See for yourself!  The fabric here is actually a little darker thank it looks. I have recovered the chair that's sitting next to it, too. It's plaid.

That was exhausting . . . I won't be doing that again for awhile.

Oh! I also have a picture of Hank so you can see what he looks like.

It's picture day! 

Isn't he sweet!? I think he was annoyed with me getting in his face with the flash there. You can see it in his eyes.

Later today, we talked about potentially going to the Dunes . . . we'll see, though. We did somehow manage to drag ourselves to church this mornin'.

The weather is GORGEMOUS outside . . . so we really should get out into it.

I start work tomorrow! Eeek!!

Saturday, September 10, 2005


Holy crap! I bet people thought we died! We haven't had internet since the day before we moved. We're dying without it. Supposedly, it was installed at our apartment in Valpo today. We're currently in Columbus, Ohio visiting my sibs Julie and Jeremy. We'll find out if we have it when we come home on Sunday night.
The move went well and everything, and our apartment is almost right where we want it as far as set-up goes. We also have a kitty. He's pretty sweet, and he's been keeping me company while Willi goes to work during the week. His name is Hank. Hank's gonna hate us come Wednesday because he's getting neutered, declawed, and shots all in one visit. Eeek . . . I feel so wrong doing this because I've never had to do it before. When I was a kid, we had cats on the farm, and we just let them run rampant . . . so this is new for me.

My sister Jody is deathly allergic to cats, and I'm afraid she may be offended by the fact that we now own one. Willi wanted one so badly . . . and he followed us home on our last night in Lebanon. It was almost as if it were meant to be . . .

For now, I'm just keepin' busy . . . Our lives are kinda uneventful right now, but I have a feeling that once we get used to this new place, things will be fantastical. Having cable and internet will definitely help with that. :) Starting my new job next Monday might help, too. I'm just ready to adapt to this new place, I guess . . . I've been longing for that for quite awhile. Being settled . . . oh yeah.

I miss all of you, friends. How are you? Man . . . I hope we have internet so I can really be in touch with everyone again. Love yas . . .