Friday, July 25, 2008

Some Thoughts

So I know I dont usually write, but cause I cant talk to anyone I thought I would share alittle about this moving thing and maybe share something new.

Weather-
Yes, its hot. Mostly in the high 90's right now..looks like it will be 100 this week. Although its hot it gives you a good excuse to clean the house, its nice and cool in here! Also a good thing about that is I try to save energy and hang dry my clothes.Now for those of you who know me I have normally a ton of laundry.Sometimes around 3 loads or more a day. Well that has changed because we pretty much stay in the few pairs of shorts and tanks we own and bathing suits. So I have been doing 1 or less loads a day and hanging them out to dry. It only takes around 30 min for them to dry.
Pool Ownership-
We love the pool, but it is a every day job. We haven't been able to get the chemicals where we want the yet due to the endless leaves and other things that get in there..I think we should have it soon..Its not too bad, it is diffidently swim able..And I'm picky about what I swim in :)
Bugs-
I would say there are more bugs here. The first little while we were here I kept getting bit by something..but now its a little better. I only have 2 bites. The ants are pretty bad and they bite. The big bugs well I only see them deed in the pool..the big roaches and crickets the size of your head (slight exaggeration).
New House-
As you can see from posts before this we like it and continue to put our touches on things. We cant wait to really put a big dent in some of the bigger projects.
Church-
Some of you have heared but we went to a great church last Sunday called "The Cowboy Way" it was really fun and the Pastors are really nice. Small church just getting started and we really like what they believe. Mike and I find it funny at the same time great that we may have found a church so fast. We will go to a different church this Sunday while they have a guest speaker. We will be going with them next Monday to a grief camp where they spend time with kids who are in the cps system. We look forward to that..
Ministry-
We..I miss serving..I'm board..I cant wait to get involved again.
Job-
Well nothing really yet. Mike has some work with a company doing some work..sounds like they may have other jobs, but we will see. He has had 3 interviews with a company and they wanted to put him in the field but we haven't yet heared anything else since Tuesday. We have enough money to make it though this next month but after that..it up to God. As I was talking to Mike about that last night I looked out the window of the car and there was a rainbow..I think that was Gods way of telling me He is in control..and I really believe that right now
Slow Pace-
So you know how it takes a while to go to Walmart..well here it is the slowest thing I have ever done. I can not believe how long it takes to get anything at Walmart! There is NO fast trip in and out. Now granted they are the Super Walmarts but every line could be open to check out and it still take like 40 minutes. Good thing they freeze the ice cream harder here or you would have to get a new carton before you leave.
Gas Prices-
We are at $3.83 Right now and it seems to be getting lower every day.
Friends-
Well this is the hardest part. I miss all my friends. I have Skype and been talking to Julia and it helps a little bit, but its no the same.
We have meet some people and they are nice. The neighbor family invited us to the church we like. We met one other family from there and have had them over for swimming, but its starting all over, you know-Yes we have my step dads kids but they haven't yet been over.I invited but they are busy and one is out of town...This has been an emotional week for me..
Fun Facts-
Yes, they talk funny down here..some funnier than others.
Sundays are day when you have to put far too many clothes on..
Make-up..what make-up it just rolls off the moment you get outside..So you learn fast that your base tan is your foundation and everything else you buy water resistant.
Barbecue is good-better than there!
Mexican food is awesome
You can only hang the Texas flag with the American flag and don't tell anyone you want to hang it in your kids room-cause you just insulted them!
You cant find a Texas flag anywhere 'cause they heared I was looken'
Yes, everyone is friendlier
They all but take blood to register your kids for school-wow!
Not everything is cheaper here..
The roads are amazing-rarely any traffic even during rush hours..or hours in Seattle :)
Speaking of roads..be careful of the toll roads they can really cost you..well anything having to do with transportation can really cost you..maybe that's why the roads are so good and the traffic is none.
Well that's all for now-
Keep in touch!

3 comments:

Jenna said...

wow Melissa,

sounds like you are adjusting. Krista really misses Alexis. :) oh and Mike too you can tell him that lol. My husband is from Texas so he knows what it is like with the heat. :) Your house is just beautiful, but I am not surprised you have such an eye for decoration! Faith's room is so cute! Well anyway you are all missed here but in our prayers for a new job for Mike! :)

The Young Family said...

Mel,

Sounds like things are coming along for you, the big bugs is the only thing that **bugs** me about Texas! Everything else we love, we even entertained the thought of moving to South Padre Island recently... good thing we didnt' they just got a direct hit from hurricane... anyway... you will find great and true friends that will cross your paths down there soon! Until then keep blogging and we are all listening!

Emily

Marcie said...

*sniff* so proud you are hanging your wash!! Its doing wonders not just on your electric bill!!