This post was inspired my my mother-in-law, who emailed me this morning about what we've been up to . . . this was my reply.
Since graduating Rob and I have been working a few odd jobs to keep the money rolling in. One of the jobs we've been working on together is for the Geology Department on campus. Rob has worked for them over the last few years with his main focus on getting a touch screen database system in the Museum up and running. The goal for that system is to display an image and information about every mineralogical and fossil sample that is on display in the museum. Our job, that we've been working on since January, has been taking all of the photographs. As of last night, we have taken 1,092 of 1400 images. Our contract stated that we would have all the images taken by this Saturday, April 9th . . . so we have another 308 samples to photograph . . . It's possible, it's just a lot of work to cram into four days.
We are planning on moving up to Alaska this summer. Another job we've been working on has been for the company that has hired us to drive the motor coaches in Skagway. We've been training to drive the buses, and working to get our CDL's. My last session of training is today, Rob's was last Friday. We will both take our CDL driving tests on Saturday. Busy busy.
Over the last few weeks we have also been packing up our apartment. We've been gathering produce boxes from the grocery store slowly over the last month, and have already moved seven boxes--all the books--to their storage place in Utah (at a friends house in the SLC area). We've sold our big dresser and nightstand table, and in it's place have stacked about fifteen packed boxes. We are also planning on selling a large desk, a bike, a set of drawers, and our bed before leaving. All of our clothes are packed, except what we're taking to Alaska, as are most of our small appliances and cds, dvds, and cookware that we won't be using before the move. Although our lease is through the end of the month, our landlords want us to move out by the 19th so that they can fill the apartment with new tenants before summer semester. As long as we can get all of the samples shot, we see that as likely happening.
So, the last few months have kept us busy, and we are almost ready to leave Rexburg. It's weird, considering we've lived in the same place for the last four years. We can't wait to see what the future holds for us.