My Life archive
Date : August 2009

Last Word From Seminole

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.28

Oh, I may blog again from Seminole, but it won’t be from this spot, it won’t be as a resident, and it won’t be for a long time. In less than an hour, I’ll be picking up the U-Haul truck we’ve reserved (they upgraded us to a larger size for free, since the smaller truck[…]

Dinner and a Movie

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.27

Last night, as a welcome break from packing, moving, calling, paying, etc., my wife and I were treated to a nice dinner in Ada. Our hosts: Richard and Abby Barron. We met at a cozy restaurant on Main Street and spent roughly an hour there, eating and talking. (I can’t spell the name of the[…]

Problem Solved

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.26

Our new landlord in Killeen earned some brownie points today. My wife contacted her and we straightened out the water department situation. The property owner will let us stay for two days on their water dime, until we can visit the water office on Monday to start the account in our name. (We’ll pay them[…]

As Was to Be Expected, Pt. 2

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.25

Got the lease signed, and a deposit put on the apartment. Great. But, we’d hoped to move down this weekend — load the truck Friday, drive down Saturday & unload the truck, and return it Sunday or Monday. Killeen says no. The city requires (as do many cities, I’m sure) that I go to the[…]

As Was to Be Expected

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.24

Naturally, as I waited for my property rental agent to call from Texas, the entire town of Seminole was taken off of AT&T’s map. By that, I mean they disconnected us from the world for several hours. No one in town (or nearby areas) could access internet through AT&T from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.[…]

Sunday Packing

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.24

(Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)   There’s some evidence of packing in the photo above, but it doesn’t cover all that my wife and I did on Sunday afternoon. You can see the empty shelves around the TV, where many DVDs used to be — they’re now in the boxes[…]

Last Weekend at Home?

Tags: ,
Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.23

Pending approval of our rental application (hopefully by Monday), we’re now spending what could be our last weekend in our old apartment. I mean “old” in a variety of ways. It was built (guessing) in the 1970s or very early ’80s, which is old, compared to our new apartment — which was built in 2006[…]

Apartment Search

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.22

Thursday evening, when my wife got home from work (at about 5:45 p.m.), we left immediately in my car, heading straight south. We took SH99 south of town and then SH59 through Maud and St. Louis, and got on US177, which took us all the way to Sulphur. SH7 to Davis, and SH77 to I-35,[…]

Quick Trip

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.21

Without much warning and very little planning (just a few quick visits to websites), my wife and I drove to Killeen on Thursday evening. We stayed in a hotel in Temple & spent Friday looking at apartments. I think we found one! It’s late — we just got home — so I’ll blog in more[…]

UPS Miracle

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.19

Our boxes arrived today. I took that as a miracle, since I ordered them yesterday afternoon (mentioned here). That’s the first time in my nine years of living here that I ordered something online and got it the next day, even including the times I paid for “next day” shipping. This time, I didn’t pay[…]

Our Destination

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.19

Killeen, Texas, is our destination. Some of you have wondered what it’s like, but the only way I can describe it is by comparing it to where we live now: Seminole, Okla. Hopefully, the table below will be helpful.  

Searching for a Home

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.18

After my busy morning, I stayed busy in the afternoon as well, searching for a place to live in Killeen, at least temporarily. Fortunately, when my wife and I visited Killeen earlier this year, we picked up magazines like “Apartment Finder” and “Rental Connection” and “Home Finder.” I think we got four of them in[…]

Underway

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.18

Today, my wife and I took the first real steps toward our move (other than getting the job, which I blogged about yesterday). While she was at work (and using her breaks/lunch to fill out medical insurance forms for the new job), I started taking care of business here at home. Besides moving stuff, I[…]

We Got the Job

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.17

My wife was notified this morning that she got the job she was looking for. Needless to say, we’re pretty excited and nervous and kind of shocked, all at the same time. What’s Next? We’re not moving this minute, of course. She will work about two more weeks at her current job. As it stands[…]

Lazy Summer Afternoon

Tags:
Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.15

I have to say I’m really enjoying this cooler-than-average August. Friday at my parents’ house, I snapped a couple of photos that went along with my emotion.   (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry, All Rights Reserved) (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry, All Rights Reserved)   As always, you click the photos[…]

Job Search Update

Tags: ,
Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.13

I know I haven’t mentioned our job search for a while, and there’s a reason for that. These days, you can’t be too careful about posting personal stuff on a blog, especially if that personal stuff is related to your job. For what it’s worth, my wife got a call-back from a very nice job[…]

I Want My America Back

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.12

“I want my America back” seems to be the rallying cry these days for conservative bashers of health care reform. I assume you’ve seen the rash of seemingly crazy people screaming and crying at their elected representatives in the past few days. If not, go watch the last few episodes of the Daily Show With[…]

TV Via DVD

Tags:
Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.11

My wife and I just finished watching the first season of True Blood on DVD. It’s a wonderful series, full of hidden and insightful messages about human behavior, politics, religion, and even love. This is how we watch TV now, since the government-mandated digital switch forced our rabbit ears out of commission (the digital signals[…]

Safe Arrival

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.11

(Copyright © 2009 by Marline Fry. All rights reserved.)   After four weeks in the UK, my parents returned home safely last night. They had been in airports and on airplanes for 17 solid hours by this point. For all that, I think they looked amazing — though they claimed to be exhausted. My wife[…]

Not Completely Useless

Comments: No Comments
Published on: 2009.08.10

(Women, before you try this at home, make sure you earn as much as, or more than, your husband. Then convince him that it will tone up his chest, biceps, triceps and forearms.) If you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to since I no longer work at the local daily newspaper, here it is.[…]

Archives
Welcome , today is Sunday, 2017.12.10