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Friday, February 1, 2008

where are we now?

Another update on our lives. . . We are settling in very nicely and we have enjoyed both of our new jobs. Richard has started classes and is going to enjoy all of them. There is a lot of work though, so he will be pretty busy, which will probably almost be as hard on me because I am so used to a different schedule. So we are trying to get adjusted to this new schedule.

A while ago I wrote about our problem with cockroaches in our apartment in CO. Now we have a new situation. We are getting used to our new apartment. But the heat bill has been outrageous. We thought things were ok, but we got our first bill and it was crazy high. So we turned the heat way down to about 60 degrees thinking that should help and we got an electric heater that we can use sometimes. So we get our next bill and we only saved about $70. We were freezing the entire month. Our butter is so hard sitting on the counter, everything we touch or our clothes we put on or anything was so freezing cold. So after being very frustrated about the entire situation, Richard decided to climb up into the attic and see how the insulations situation was. Come to find out, there is not one piece of insulation in our attic. So right away we called our landlord. He had no idea this was the situation and had never been up there. So thankfully he more than willingly bought us enough insulation to put in, and Richard volunteered to put it in. That was so nice of the landlord. So while Richard is just starting classes and working full time had to find time to put the insulation in. But he did, and I think that it has helped our situation. At least I don't feel as cold as before. But it might be in my head. We will know for sure when we get our next heat bill.

I'm so thankful that we got that worked out. Now we are just waiting for Jerelyn (my twin) to have her baby. My mom is coming back to the states in 2 weeks. And I will try to spend as many weekends as I can while my mom is back with them. Jerelyn is only like 3 hours from me. So I can't wait. Our whole family is so excited.

But classes are going very well for Richard. We are still getting used to a new place, but everything just takes time. We are still looking for a church that we can get involved in and serve and have fellowship. WE are both very anxious to finally just decide on one. It has been harder than we thought it was going to be.

So that is the update on us. I will write a nice note as soon as Jerelyn has the baby!

4 comments:

Katie Barker said...

Wow, I didn't realize she was expecting. How very exciting indeed. I hope you can post lots of pictures for all of us:) Glad the heat situation is better, although, I wouldn't have complained about saving $70.OO that's a lot of money saved!

Tim & Kristen said...

Thanks for the update. I did not know your sister was expecting either. Tell her congrats!! Keep up posted as well. I hope that your next bill is better!!! I am glad you are both enjoying your jobs and getting settled in. Keep us posted on your lives!!

The Horaks said...

Praise God for the insulation! I'm sure it will be a big help to you guys! Can't wait until baby Kurty is born!! It'll be so great for you to be able to have some good time with your mom, too. I'm so glad that it is all working out for her to come! And what a blessing that you now live so close to Jerelyn!

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