It's Been a Hard Day's Night... & I've Been Working, Like a Dog

Well, here I am at work. How am I posting you ask? Simple- I brought my laptop and connected to Staples' free wifi. haha. My manager keeps patrolling around. But whatever. He never really says much anymore now that it's so rediculously slow.

So, it is finalized Andrew and I are moving in August. Our last day of paid rent is Aug 23. I think I'll want to book it the second week of August instead of the last week though. We'll leave it empty for a few days. Andrew plans on building a motorcycle "crate" for my bike. We are gonna try to load it into the back of his dad's truck with a couple of boxes of stuff. We are shipping my car. We will drive in the focus with a month's worth of clothes and supplies crammed inside. We will also be taking Behr with us in the car. We plan on loading up a "POD" and have it delivered at the 30 day mark to our new apartment. When we get to Texas we are planning to spend at most a couple of weeks with my parents- apartment hunting the whole time. Then we will tell the "POD" people where to deliver it. I am so excited. I think now that it is a definite go, Andrew is a little nervous. I think he is still excited though.

I'm going to try and transfer with Staples to a Hub Location (closed to the public copycenter where bulk orders are done). If there is not positions available I will try and transfer to a store out there. Then I will continue training for my physical testing with the PD's out there. Hopefully Dallas doesn't go on a freeze by the time I get out there. I already know Frisco has. Anyway, I will stay with Staples to at least have some kind of income during the "grace period".

Life is going to be changing real quickly here in the next little while. I'm excited to name this the last summer of AZ for me. However, I'm going to miss my sisters and their beautiful children... yeah- I'll miss my "other brothers" too (My sisters have GREAT husbands). However, Andrew and I just both feel that it is time to move on. Really, industrial wise, there is nothing left here for us. I know Andrew is sad to leave the bulk of his family, but I think the Texas scenery will help his day-to-day mood, and when he sees them it will be that much greater. And just for clarification, I'm not making him move. he wants to just as much I do. Ask. Everytime I bring it up I always make sure to ask in case I'm overshadowing his thoughts.

Anyway, I graduate in a little over 6 weeks! MAY 8th, 2:00 PM (Parker's B-day- sorry Nephew) NAU campus. It is gonna be awesome! I am sure I will cry, but it is going to be so rewarding to walk across that stage & grab that fake diploma holder Cuma Sum Lude (Idk how to spell it) & know that I grabbed that school career by the horns & wrangled it to the ground to make sure that I finished in the first four years & pulled it out with a 4.0

It was hard, but it was worth it.

Oh yeah, Andrew & I also spent all day yesterday cleaning piles and sorting through crap, and everything now has a place! I LOVE walking into the apartment now. I am a LOT less irritated when the apartment looks clean and nice and homey. I am so glad we were able to finish it. It's been a long project. But finally, everything has a place. I'm so excited. We have a HOME. woohoo! And the apartment looks a LOT bigger than it ever has. Andrew is great at reorganizing. Maybe I'll post some pictures of the new layout ;)
I am also glad we bought this wicked awesome shredder too. Thast thing ran for like 4 hours yesteday without overheating or skipping a beat! GO "MAILMATE"!

Anyway, thanks for reading. I know it's kinda jumping around. But :) You know me.


Lindsey said...

It's SUMMA CUM LAUDE, but I had to look it up! :P

Congratulations!! I wish we could be there to see you walk (at MY university, btw). It will be great and you probably will cry--it's such a fantastic achievement!

Glad the Texas thing is working out. Sounds like you've got everything planned. I hope it continues to go great for you two.

Cindy Ardis said...

Can't wait till you get here, and I am really excited aabout graduation. yippy!!

Christy said...

Heard the CIA is doing some serious recruiting. Think about it.

Sessions Family said...

I can't believe you are going to Texas, it is beautiful there like you said. Enjoy all the green and we'll miss you!

Lexa said...

You know, it might be the same cost to have Mom and Dad drive Andrew's Car out there and fly them back. Then they can see everything where everything is etc. I wouldn't suggest putting them in the 'Stang, they will go Mid-life crazy on us and take off.

Heather said...

Staci - You are awesome! I am so proud of you. SUMMS CUM LAUDE - That is such a MAJOR accomplishment especially in such a short time. You go girl! Bryan & I wish we could be there, but we are excited that you are moving to Texas! Now we just need to get April & Christy here (& of course their husbands & children!).

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