Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A blast from the...present.

Because this blog is in serious need of an overhaul and maybe a couple new posts. You know, maybe.

I guess the longer you wait, the harder it gets to figure out where to start. Trust me, I have experience with this feeling! This time it's been a little over a year. I know this because Kevin and I are about to celebrate our first anniversary (which REALLY doesn't seem possible) and I still haven't posted our love story, anything about our wedding, or about our apartment, jobs, life...anything.

I knew it was bad when it took me a half an hour just to get logged old account didn't work, so I switched it to my new one and in the process lost all the pictures ever uploaded to the blog. I found most of them and re-uploaded them, so it's all good now.

Anyhow, rather than try to recount everything that's happened in the last year, I'm just going to write about what's going on now. I have some recap posts planned, but this one comes first.

Kevin and I are both working at a Costco depot...but not for long! His last day is this Friday, as his new job starts the first week of June. He'll be working as a private armed security officer and I can't give any more details than that. Let's just say that after waiting over a year for everything to come through and then two weeks of training, we're both really excited to see this job start. And I'm extremely proud of him for passing all the requirements, certifications, and such.

An average work day...alarm goes off at 4:30, we get up, get ready, eat breakfast, and leave by 5:10.The commute is only about ten minutes, which is fantastic. We clock in at 5:30...he walks to the wet side (the freezing cold side of the depot) and I stay on the dry side, where I work in a department that basically sorts boxes (laptops, medicine, vitamins) to send to the 32 Costco stores that we ship to. I'm learning how to drive the pallet jack (it looks sort of like this). Yesterday I offloaded two trucks by myself! Sometimes Kevin and I get to eat lunch together if our supervisors send us at the same time, which is nice. We're usually clocked out and heading home at 2.

We're moved into the apartment and I LOVE my kitchen. Which is good, because I spend a lot of time in there, mostly burning things. Seriously, I wish I was joking when I tell people that I burn something every night. Mostly it's because I'm impatient and have no concept of how to use an electric stove. Like, which number should I turn it to? Let's do 7, that sounds fast. Usually I just turn the stove hood fan on and open the doors and hope Kevin doesn't notice.

We've both got one-way tickets booked for Florida this Sunday at 6:25 AM. I wish that meant we were on a permanent vacation, but actually we'll be driving home in our new car! My grandpa is selling us his Prius since we'll need two cars once we have separate jobs. We'll be spending five or six days down there visiting and sunburning. It will double as our first anniversary trip, as it just so happens to fall on that week. (That's just the way it worked out because of when the new job starts.)

I'm attempting a garden this year. If I never mention it again, you'll know why. (So far my tomato plants are almost dead from lack of water because I'm just that good.)

And now, because Kevin and I are an old married couple, we're heading to bed because of that whole early morning job thing. Hoping to post more in the near future, but don't hold your breath. ;)


Erika said...

...need to go find an orthopedic surgeon to reattach my jaw... ;P

Kate said...

Wow! An update! Glad you and Kevin are doing well. Certainly a new stage of life for you! Seems like ages ago when we were young freshman debating history and literature. :) Blessings and don't forget to remind us readers now and then that you exist. ;)

Nadea said...

hahahaha Erika.

But seriously--it says something that I just now saw this post. Oops. Sorry. Busy summer, I guess. ;)