Thursday, June 17, 2010

We Made It!

Well it's been almost a weeks since we got to Utah. Things are going great, I've been working at my dad's shop doing Secretary work and Clint has been busy getting us settled into our room at my parents house. We like things so far and can't wait for Clint to get a job. Other than that we really haven't done much. We haven't even seen our friends yet, but hopefully by Friday that will all change.

We ended up leaving on Wednesday at 11am after cleaning the apartment and loading the cars. Tuesday night we had the missionaries and some wonderful people from our ward help us load the moving Truck. We couldn't have done it with out them! Thank you to everyone who helped!

On Wednesday we only made it to Chesterton IN which is about 6 hours away. We didn't get any sleep the night before so we were pretty tired by then and didn't want to get hurt. Thursday we had a REALLY long day! We drove to North Platte NE which took us about 16 hours with stops! Let me remind you that I was driving the Jeep and Clint was driving the moving truck so that is 16 hours all on our own. I don't recommend it!

Just before we got to North Platte there was this really cool lighting storm happening. There was so much lighting from all directions that the sky was pretty much lit non stop. Little did we know that the storm we were watching could turn into a tornado any minute. When we checked into the hotel the people at the front desk told us to hurry and take cover in the bath tub until the warning passed. I was so scared! Luckily the tornado didn't touch down where we were and we were safe along with all of our junk.

Friday we drove the rest of the way home which was only 12 hours. Much better than the day before. We moved in the necessities and then headed to bed around 10. Then the next day we unloaded the rest of our stuff at the storage place and attempted to set up our quarters at my parents. I have to say we're pretty comfortable at the Veenker's and they have been great to us.

Now we can't wait to see what the future has in store for us. We miss all of our friends Ohio but already we have met a lot of great people in our new ward. I think this is going to work out!


Marrott Family said...

You guys are always up for an adventure aren't you? I love reading your blog!

Heather and PJ said...

I am glad you are getting settled. I am more glad that you are safe - all that time by yourself...I would have gone nuts! :P Miss you but we're glad things are good and you are happy.

Jenn and Josh said...

You guys already know that I miss you tons and shadow misses Jax!! I am so glad you got there safe and sound and that you are getting into the groove of things...I hope everything falls into place for you guys! Delaney wore that cute dress you brought her at the hospital to church this last Sunday and she looked way cute, everyone loved it, I told them it was from you guys and how much we wished you were still here, the next time we come to Utah, we will get together!

Rearys said...

Meeks, Jen Meeks! How exciting that you are in Utah for a while. We need to get everyone together, I haven't seen you for a LONG time. Lets plan something.