Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Bus

Many of you are aware that Scott and I ride the bus any time that we can. Ok, not any time, but for the most part. Now that we've moved though, it's much easier for me to ride the bus to school, so even when I have a chance to drive I usually take the bus. I absolutely loved it, until today. I'll give the short version.

Scott dropped me off at school on the way to his internship, and I realized that I had left one of my assignments at home. My only chance to turn it in before class ended was to take the next bus home, grab my assignment, and get back to school. The bus runs every 15 minutes, so I figured I'd be okay.

On the bus ride home I pulled the cord signaling the driver to let me off at the next stop, but I guess he wasn't paying attention because he didn't stop. I was sitting in the front so I told him I needed the stop. He just looked at me and kept going. He didn't pull over! Ah! So I kind of starting having a quiet freak out, calculating how much time I would lose. As we approached the next stop I said "Ok I need to get off at this stop". The driver looked irritated and slowed down to let me off. I was fuming when I got off the bus, realizing how much farther from home I was.

In the end, I caught another bus back to school as planned and got to class right as it ended. I walked in to find everyone lined up turning in assignments. I quickly jumped into the line and handed in my assignments. They were on time! A HUGE wave of relief washed over me as I (for the fifth time of the day) got on a bus.

I will forever remember all my bad bus experiences, but this is definitely number one (one being the worst of course). Moral of the story? Don't be afraid to stand up and tell the driver you need to get off the bus!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Water, Water, and More Water

Scott and I thought we had successfully evaded the water problems when we moved. I guess we thought wrong.

This morning I walked into the kitchen and my feet got wet. There was water running along the tile floor from the dishwasher to the carpet. Gah! Well I had to get to class so Scott cleaned up the water before he left. I came home maybe an hour after Scott had left and the water was back! The carpet was even more wet then it had been when I left, and there was a lot of water. I had just finished wiping it up when I saw more coming. I sat and watched as the water slowly ran out from under the dishwasher and across the floor again. It took less than five minutes to run its course back to the carpet.

I let our landlords upstairs know and Darren came down right away to take a look. He's a contractor, so he just finished remodeling the apartment. He pulled out the dishwasher to take a looksy and I suppose found a loose hose or something. He's going to bring some dryers down to dry everything out, and then we should be all fixed up!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dear Fans,

Tomorrow, at 10:00 am ET, I will hold a meet and greet on the east lawn of the White House, for 30 minutes. Thanks for your support!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

. . . And We're Back!

I can't really even remember the last time I wrote or what I wrote about. Now that I'm here writing I really don't want to go back to look at my last post, so I'll just guess. I'm pretty sure I wrote about Christmas with the Millers.

The month of December was a crazy one! Scott and I stayed in my grandma's basement bedroom through the last few weeks of school. Every day we left the house by seven or eight and didn't get home until after ten. Those were long days. We also didn't go grocery shopping until just last week - the last time I remember going was the week before Thanksgiving. Once finals were over we finished out the week at work and headed to Boise! We were there for about a week and I loved every minute of it. We got snowed in, which caused us to miss some family shindigs back in Utah, but all is well. We loved spending time with the family.

Once we got back from Boise we packed up all of our clothes and moved into our new place! We now live in Orem - much closer to UVU. Our new apartment is wonderful! We have two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a nice sized kitchen/living room. We also have lots of storage space, which is great. The people who own the house live upstairs and they are better than I could have hoped for. When we moved in the dryer was broken, and it was replaced before we could really notice.

We have since been getting back into things as best we can. A new semester and a new work schedule go nicely with the new apartment. The only bummer with our new schedules is that I am usually off work/school by seven, when Scott is busy until ten, but we have lots of weekend time to make up for it!

Last but not least, we now attend a new ward! Today was our first time in the new ward, and I loved it! I felt completely at ease with everyone and had a great time. I'm very excited to get to know people around us, and I am excited to see if we get callings. Since we've been married we have served in the nursery and primary, so going to Relief Society is a big change, but I love it!