1.24.2012

I Made It!

Happy Tuesday every one!
So I've made it safe and sound to my new home, I'm all settled in, and today I start my classes (so nervous!). I was so lucky to have my family and friends help me move and take care of me. I'm so grateful for all they've done for me. I cried all weekend.
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1. I'm going to miss that view back home.
2. and that view
3. The mountain that looks like a volcano... but isn't.
4. Sun rays
5. Driving
6. Holding a baby snake!
7. Eating Frozen Custard as requested by Stephanie. SO GOOD! Seriously the creamiest thing I've ever eaten.
8. Sister's mountainous french toast!
9. My ginormous crepes! I didn't realize there were half and full orders, and no one said even just a half order would be the size of my face. So when my FULL order AND side of scrambled eggs came out... I died.
10. Two cousins, Aunt's BF, Aunt
11. My friend Sierra and I
12. Friend Sierra, Sister McKenna, Mom, Grandma

So my road trip had a few interesting events. Nothing crazy, but a couple of things that made us laugh...

My car was so stuffed (my dad sure is good at packing) that my mom and I barely had room in the front seats and looked pretty silly. We came to a light that was about to turn yellow so I so stupidly sped up to make it in time, only to realize a little to late that I would be going over some railroad tracks followed by a sharp dip in the road... Well, that led to us flying and bouncing through that intersection like a... something... picture two ladies stuffed in the front seat of a small SUV that is overflowing (literally) with items bouncing through an intersection... you'll laugh.

When we brought my mattress up to my new room I noticed a burn on it. I know for a fact that wasn't there before. I couldn't think of anything that could possibly burn my mattress! As we all debated this mystery, my cousin, being the 15 year old genius that he is, suggested that the light on the ceiling of my car had burned it...

oooooooooh...

So when you move, and there is so much stuff that you have to leave your back window open, make sure you turn your light off... or it could burn your mattress...

I'm lucky my battery didn't die since it sat that way for two nights, or that a fire didn't start. Wow.

I will be back tomorrow to let you know how my first day of classes went!

Have a great day!!

*UPDATE*
So I am having car trouble... awesome. Last night two different lights came on but I don't have a manual so I don't know what they mean, and my car started seizing up. I was luck to get over to the side of the road. After I put it in park it was ok and the lights went off. I was also able to make it home... but I have strict instructions not to drive it until I get it checked out... Thank goodness for great roommates who will take me to my first day of school and an aunt who's house I can walk to afterwards. :P

It's funny because as I was talking to my dad on the phone about it I was laying on my bed with a nose bleed... and my toilet is clogged (TMI? We're all friends here, right?). Bad things come in 3's right (unless you count my mattress... then it's 4's)? I should be good from here on out... RIGHT?!!

37 comments:

Ashley said...

Oh my word!!!! Totally belly laughed about you and your mom flying over the train tracks!! hahah!!!!
So glad you're getting settled! Hopefully the rest of your week will simmer down and not be quite so crazy :)
Happy Tuesday friend!

Chablis said...

You can walk to Aunt Dee's house!? AWESOME! Not that she's ever been really "present" for our family, but I have a feeling she'll take good care of you. :)
Remember when Scott left right after Henry was born and everything was going wrong and Scott almost came home? Well - I think that Satan (not to get overly spiritual on a blog comment) is ALWAYS trying to hinder you from something that is going to be great. Don't let these things get you down! This is going to be amazing for you!! I can feel it. xoxo

Courtney B said...

Yay! I am so glad you made it! I wish we were down there right now, I'd send Eric right over to look at your car.
I have to ask, what is your friend Sierra's last name? She looks SO familiar!

boyishchic said...

YAYYY!! Good luck with classes :]
xx.

Jamie said...

Good luck with your new adventure! I know it must be a shock to be away from everyone and everything you are accustomed to. I remember when I moved away. I was excited and nervous and happy and sad all rolled into one. You will be all settled in in no time!

XOXO,
Jamie
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kate said...

So, you can have AutoZone or some place similar hook up their computer for free and read why your check engine, or other lights, are on. Super simple and they're very helpful. Even if the lights aren't on any longer the computer errors should still be readable.

Glad the move went smoothly enough. :)

Melu103 said...

i am glad you made it safe love!
:) haha i bet that was one funny trip!

you reminded me when we would
go on trips in Argentina , my dad
would pack the car TO THE LIMIT
and you would find yourself not
being able to move ..

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Alyx said...

HAHA! I can't believe your car light burned your mattress! That's crazy. But I, too, am glad that your car still worked and that you were able to get where you needed to go without the battery running down.
That does suck about your recent car trouble, but you're right... if it comes in threes, you're golden! :)

Elisha(: said...

hahaha that railroad part made me laugh ;)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Cute pictures and AHHHH! I thought that looked like a snake, was it SCARY!???

Emily Baker said...

where did you move to?!!?!

And I've never had forzen custard. What's the deal with it?? Should I try??

Betsy said...

oh the joys of moving to school! it's always an adventure...and figuring out life (car troubles, clogged toilets and all) is all part of it! Good luck!

Claire said...

good luck! bummer about the car, i've had that before with the little flashy symbol trying to figure out what the fountain like symbol meant, getting all worried and then realising it meant the windscreen washer bottle needed topping up....!

Amber said...

glad you made it out there safely and didnt have to call the fire department for a burning mattress. Looking forward to hearing how your first day of classes went.

Stesha said...

good luck with this adventure!!! You will do awesome! I am so proud of you. what a road trip.... love the pictures about. I know its hard but you can do it!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

ashley.warner said...

im so excited for you and your new adventure! :)

glad you finally went to nielsens...delish. next time try the bumbleberry concrete! you'll LURV it!

indie by heart said...

Adorable post. :> I hope all goes well from now on. Cute pictures&explanations what they mean to you..So lovely.

I hope you have a nice week at school.

Satu
- Indie by Heart

Gaby said...

You will be fine, it cant get any worse, right? xx

stephanie said...

hey you! thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! i am REALLY loving/stalking yours too! glad you had a good move. and i can't believe you're holding a baby snake!! you are brave girl.

... said...

congrats on the move! & i don't really know anything about cars, but my husband does & whenever a light comes on that he doesn't know he takes the car to autozone and has them do their coder thing to see what it is... so maybe try that? good luck.

love,
mrs. dtf

p.s. thanks again for having me as blog of the week!

Alexis Kaye said...

OH DEAR!!!! hahaha sounds like craziness but thankfully it's almost over, yeah?! :) I am so excited for you to start this new chapter! Not only can you do it, you'll be fabulous!

Erin said...

Glad you made it out there safely girl! :)

Angela of "Grahangela" said...

Good luck getting settled in! Moving is stressful, especially when it pushes you out of your comfort zone. Keep us updated on your lovely blog!

P.S. Love the photos!

Two Happy Hearts said...

So glad you had a good move! And yes...the railroad track story made me laugh out loud ;)
And your mattress?!! What the heck?! I can't believe that happened...so ridiculous haha

And hopefully everything else works out (your car, nosebleed, toilet, etc ;)

Ashley said...

the joys of moving...
haha if im being honest, its my least favorite thing to do & was absolutely horrible when I moved out of my last apartment. but at least you made some good memories out of your move. i totally pictured two ladies in a stuffed SUV flying of train tracks. haha
glad you made it safe!

wishful nals said...

so excited for you!

Che said...

My boyfriend says your car troubles could be from something simple, a sensor being out, or something expensive/complicated like the torque convertor. I really hope it's something cheap and easy to fix! And I hope you don't mind me discussing your blog with him lol, I mean after all, you did tell us about your toilet ;)

Janette said...

What are all these mishaps about Gentri!?? So glad your car didn't catch on fire! And so glad you made it safe!

Janette the Jongleur

Mrs. Ham said...

yikes about the mattress. good to know for the future though! good luck with school!

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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

yahhhhhhhhh Gentri, happy congrats on the touch down status!!!! wishing you a blissfilled nesting time and rad class fun too.

i'm so hungry now looking at these photos, the crepes are ginormous mounds of awesome! almost time for dinner here, thank gosh because my tummy isn't the least bit pleased with me right now. hey, next time you're driving i call shotgun, the bouncy action sounds like fun actually! you've got all the crazy quirks out of the way by now, i'm sure it's smooth sailing here on out. xo ♥

Ashley said...

Wow! Sounds like you've been having some adventures. I hope you feel all settled in soon... and no more troubles, okay?! ;)

Kyooyoo said...

Ewww. Props on holding the baby snake! I can't go anywhere near them...baby or not. *shiver*

Sarah@AlpinePoppy said...

Oh man, I am laughing so hard picturing you and your mom going through the train tracks :). Ahhh, you are so awesome! I am excited for you and your adventure, sounds like you are off to a exciting start. I am sure that things will slow down. Remember there is always opposition when we are growing and moving forward. Enjoy a cupcake for me! Love, Sarah

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Lena said...

This entire experience is so completely awful, yet somehow so wonderful at the same time. Sorry that you experienced bad things by 4s, but you seemed to handle them all with class:)

Kelly said...

I'm glad you're safe! I can't wait to hear all about it! Off to school :)