1,000 Mile Journey – Week 1 Recap

Hi everybody,

It has been quite the week.  First Week of Work, First time driving to New Jersey by myself.  First time to Cooperstown.  So many first and boy do we have the pictures to prove it.    And the best part was that we unloaded the truck and NOTHING was damaged.  I kind of rock at packing a truck.  If anybody reading this lives in New York and needs help loading a truck.  I am for hire.  🙂

I am a little overwhelmed with the things that have to be done when you move to a new state.  Lesson learned that every state is different so do your research!

I am meeting a ton of new people and the job is awesome.  It’s pretty much exactly what I want to be doing with my career.  Doesn’t mean that it’s going to be a lot of work, but I’m excited about the opportunity so that’s over half the battle.

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I am overwhelmed with the excitement that I live among mountains and get to look at them every day when I go to work.  I also love that it’s fall, it’s my favorite season and there are a gazillion trees around here so can’t wait to see peak season.

I will keep you updated with organizing tips as we are getting settled along with other lessons learned in this journey.

Sorry this post was a little scatterbrained.  A lot on my mind and a lot that I want to get done before the work week starts again!!

Talk to you all soon!!!



1,000 Mile Journey – It’s been crazy around here

We made it.  Two days and fourteen hours in a 16 foot truck later, we are here.  I thought I was going to be nervous driving a huge truck with all of our belongings in it, but I wasn’t.  Maybe I am destined to be part of the trucking industry.   We stayed in Toledo Ohio night one.   The hotel was scary so needless to say we didn’t sleep very well.  However, they did have a Texas Roadhouse next door so we went there to get something to eat and we at least got to watch the Brewer game.

We headed out early the next morning to assume our fate of driving through both Ohio and Pennsylvania.   Fun fact about Ohio is that their gas was really CHEAP.  I got gas for $3.01 I almost fell over.   For Pennsylvania, I would recommend just eating in the car and try to get through as quickly as possible.  For me, it was very scenic, especially over the mountains, but stopping anywhere was kind of shifty.

My Truck companion Otto the dog, was fantastic on day 2.  Eventually he just slept on his seat, trying to avoid the sun and just did his own thing.  It was a lot easier keeping him in the truck with me than I thought it would be.

Once we crossed the boarder into New York it was awesome, knowing that we were almost at our destination and thinking about how far we had come was amazing.  I wanted to look at everything, but of course I couldn’t because I would crash the truck so I will have to take a drive to that spot again just to see it for all of it’s amazingness.

We had to be to the apartment complex by 6pm and we made it with a half hour to spare.  We got our keys and went to the new place.  We started unloading the truck and got the bed in and some other things, ran out to the store to get some essentials and then called it a night.  9 hours of driving was enough and we knew we had a lot to do the next day so we planned accordingly.

So since getting here on Wednesday; we bought a car, a couch, met up with my in-laws to collect our kid (thanks to the for flying him out so he wouldn’t have to ride in the car) and we managed to get the truck unpacked by Friday so we could return the truck on time.

Today we went on a drive to my new office and to figure out the commute.  photo (34)

There were some other pretty spectacular shots, I will share more when I can get some.

So tonight after getting the toddler to bed for the first time in his new home, it was time to get some more unpacking done.   This is what I got accomplished tonight.


I know it doesn’t look like much but seeming as if 90% of my clothes are hung, and I have to start work on Monday, this is a big deal.  I know that this was a really long post, but here are some other pictures.  These were taken from the Grocery Store Parking lot.

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I ❤ Mountains!!!!!

Have a great rest of your weekend everybody I will post more as we are organizing the new place.