Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's Fall!

Well, I've really been in the mood for fall lately. I know that it is officially fall as of Monday, but I really needed to do something Fallish. So, Aubry (my cousin & BFF) decided to hit up a few Fall Festivals this past weekend. We drove down to Barnesville, GA for the start of Buggy Days. Barnesville is a tee tiny town (though they do have a wendy's and a new Ingles now) that is the home to Gordon College, Aubry's school of choice pretty much for the past six years give or take. Boy did I teach her something she didn't know....Barnesville actually has people that live in it! The place was packed and I mean packed. This is the big event of the year for Barnesville. What is even bigger than buggy days...the buggy days parade! You honestly wouldn't believe it. I swear these people seemed like they were waiting for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with Santa at the end. They were fighting for front row seats two hours before the thing even started. We didn't stay for the whole thing but we did get a kick out of it. I wish I would have taken some pictures of the madness but of course I didn't think about it till we got in the car to leave. Since we didn't get our fill of fall at buggy days, we decided to hit up the next big event in town. Inman's Tractor Days...yes, you heard me right and it was exactly what you think it is. Evidently people are really into buying old tractors and fixing them up and taking them to shows to show them off. Though it sound's pretty hickish, it was actually pretty neat and if you had a little or big boy, they would have loved it. We didn't stay long, but it's now something that we can mark off our list of things to do. And yes, they even had a parade!
After our fill of fall festivals, we went to Fayette County's Marching Band Exhibition to watch KP and Abby. They did a really good job. Much improvement from the Fridays before football game. Whitewater High School has an awesome band! So I guess all that finally put us in the Fall mood.
I only have four days left of work and let me tell you, nothing feels like it last as long as working out a notice. This week has seriously dragged on. Especially since I've can't work on EBay right now due to a disgruntled customer and this is the slow time of the year for the textbook department and so there is absolutely nothing to do. I've already read two books this week and its only Wednesday. Plus, hopefully I will have some good Waffle house news to share within the next week. It is all hearsay at the moment, so I don't want to jinx anything, but things are looking up for Dave at the Waffle.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I rock!

Well, not really. But the good news is that I did pass College Algebra with a C. In fact in my typical style, I barely passed. I flunked my final exam and I mean FLUNKED...I ended up with a 50% on the final. I ended up with a 70.1% in the class. I passed by .1% how crazy is that. That is truly the grace of God. I will never have to take College Algebra again for the rest of my life!!! That in it's self makes me want to jump for joy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's only Tuesday...

This week so far is dragging on for me...I know it's because I only have two weeks left but still. I'm not trying to wish time away, but I am ready for October.

These past two weeks have been busy. Unfortunately it's been filled with nothing exciting. Just the same old work and school. We have spent a lot of time with the family lately. A couple of Sundays ago we had a going away party for my cousin Adam. He left on September 12th for Navy boot camp. He is an awesome young man and I am very proud of him. He is definitely going to go far. Last Friday we went to KP and Abby's football game. Unfortunately Whitewater lost, but KP who is in the marching band and Abby who is in the flag core did a great job. At least I think they did...I honestly couldn't pick out which one's they were on the field. But anyways, we still had a great time. It made us both miss those Friday night football days.

David is still enjoying his new position tremendously, but of course it comes with a lot more hours put in at the waffle. He is right now spending his time in between Griffin and Thomaston. He's currently in love with this BBQ place in Thomaston. It's called the Piggy N' Park. It's his new favorite restaurant even though he's never ate there...go figure? He's strange.

Not that y'all have heard this line before, but I have my final in college algebra tomorrow. Yes, I've taken it about 20 times, but apparently you have to make a C in the class at Griffin tech. Apparently passing with a D is not good enough. I passed, shouldn't that be all that matters? So right now I have a 74.8%. Hopefully I can keep that after the final. Please pray for me cause David might seriously kill me if I fail again. My exciting news right now is that as of September 30, 2008, I will no longer be working for Clayton County. I have finally succeed in talking David into letting me quit my job. After a long year of crying and begging, we have finally reached an agreement and he is going to let me go to school full time without working. One condition being that if I fail even one class that I have to go back to work. Fortunately, this agreement doesn't start till October so college algebra doesn't count against me. So, it's official now....I'm a professional student!

I'm sure everyone has been keeping up with all the news on Hurricane Ike. We have several people close to us that have been affected by it. We have some close friends that live in Galveston. They did take the advice given and evacuated before Ike hit. They are currently in Austin waiting to go back, but obviously they have no clue what they are going back to if there is anything to go back to. So, please keep them and all that have been affected by Ike in your prayers.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

What's going on...

Well, it seems like this is the cool thing to do now. I'm sure I'm a little late on jumping onto the blogging bandwagon, but since everyone has driven me crazy for deleting my myspace page, then I guess this is a good way to help keep everyone up to date with what's going on with David & I.

So, here we go...

I guess to begin, there have been a lot of changes in our lives these past two months. The biggest being that we were offered and decided to move in with David's mom & dad. They have always been been very supportive of us and always trying to give us the upper hand in life. Possibly more than we deserve. But, last spring they offered for us to move in with them so we could save money to buy a house and pay off the little bit of debt that we have. At first, we thought they were completely crazy. Why would we want to move back in with our parents after being on our own for a few years now? But, in July the subject came up again. Once we all came to an agreement on living arrangements and we came to the realization that we spent just as much time over here than we did at our own house, we decided to go for it. To make a long story short, we ended up having to move out of our house in three days (not such a great idea) and moved in with the parents. There are a few things that we are trying to get used to, but overall we are pretty happy with the decision. The dogs have adjusted well and are being spoiled by the grandparents. Buddy and Biscuit I'm sure think this is the best idea we've had yet.

The other big news we've recently had is that David has finally been promoted to a district manager. Now instead of being in charge of one store, he is now in charge of three. The promotion is supposed to be temporaly due to a sick division manager. But, it looks as though all odds are in our favor and he is going to get to keep this district. So far he is really enjoying it. Especially since he gets to go to a different store everyday. Upper management is so far impressed with him. They gave him goals to reach for his first week and in true David style, he hit and surpassed each one. We're keeping our fingers crossed that this all works out. One of his stores is in a smaller town that we have always liked. It's about an hour away from here so it's still close to family, but it's got the small town feel that we are looking for. Our hope is that David can keep this district and we can buy a house down there towards the end of next year. We're keeping our fingers crossed.

In July, I started at Griffin Technical College. I originally wanted to go for Radiology Technology, but when I got there they informed me I wouldn't graduate till July 2011. To be completely honest, I'm not that into it. So since I am a professional student, what do you do then? You change majors! So I'm now working towards an associates in paralegal studies. I can hopefully graduate within the next year. I start taking my law classes in October and I am really looking forward to it. I'll let you know how it goes.

So, that's where we stand right now. I'm going to start posting pictures within the next week and I'll try to get a picture of our new 400sq. foot apartment. I'll try to make a few post a week to keep you up on everything. Until then...