Thursday, August 31, 2006

Phase 6: Home, New Home

So, the last phase of our trip was obviously coming here to Dayton.

We were so tired from our week-long excursion, that we were definitely ready to get there and start getting settled in.

When we arrived, we checked in at our luxurious $38/night hotel. Since we had Watley with us, we had to book a smoking room. Since this was a very classy establishment, the sheets, comfortors, and towels came equipped with several cigarrette burns. The door to the bathroom had a hole in it, apparently where someone put their fist through it. Very classy, I tell you.

Well, we checked in, and immediately when on a search to find our new abode. We wanted to make sure we knew where we were going, because we didn't have a whole lot of time to waste in the morning, since the housing office opened at 8, and the movers were arriving at 8:30. We were having trouble finding our street (the neighborhood is pretty big), and we just happened to find the house of one of Grant's co-workers from Albuquerque who also came for AFIT, but arrived a few months earlier. They had already scouted out our street for us, so we stopped to visit for a while, and they pointed us in the right direction.

We found the house, and started peeking through the windows, trying to get some sense of what we would be living in. At that time, our neighbor was playing frisbee in his backyard, and figured out that we were the newbies, so we talked to him for a while.

The next day we got our keys, met the movers, and we started moving in. Overall, it was a pretty good move. Only our dresser got a little damaged. I'm not happy about it, but I'm not surprised about it, either.

Now, we're pretty much all settled in. Watley's finally getting adjusted, and even making new dog friends! It seems like we're in a good community here, and we've already made some friends. Mrs. J was right, we definitely fit in knowing how to play Euchre - these people up here love it! I'm so glad she taught us how to play.


  1. Anonymous8:32 AM

    I'm so glad your whole journey went well! It sounds like your transition wasn't too bad. Who knew that Euchre would be such a valuable tool? Andy and I are moving in two weeks! Very surreal.

  2. Anonymous10:51 AM

    Megan, you're leaving in two weeks??????

    Kelly, this is bizarre: I found a new Euchre partner (S Overbeek) and we whooped up on the boys, winning like 5 games out of 5. I guess you and I just weren't meant to be....

    But New Years 2007 will put that to the test, right??

  3. Anonymous3:19 AM

    Summer, don't say that!!! I think it was maybe just bad timing on our part, but don't say we weren't meant to be!