the candyman can


May 13, 2011 by Heather

Man, I suck lately at this whole blog thing huh?  I remember promising to post daily about the move, etc.  Hmf.  Two seconds after writing that, things got crazy busy.  Now, looking back on it, it is all a bit of a blur.  Packing is complicated, if nothing else.  Moving is a pain.  The whole process of it is really not very fun.  Throw in saying goodbye to those you love more than anything else in the world and you’ve got a big sucky-fest.  BUT…(thank goodness there is a but), if the packing/moving/crying/goodbye-ing leads you to a place that is very very wonderful and full of new challenges & opportunity, then it is worth it.  Especially when you feel in your heart of hearts that it is God’s plan.  THEN, it makes sense.  Then and only then.  For no other reason would I move a thousand miles away from my mom and sister, and everyone else I love dearly.  It also helps to have a hot sexy fellow to go along with you.  (Or am I going along with him?  Naw, we are going along with each other.) 

We made it.  Yes, it was really really hard to jump out of the nest and drive away from our parents.  It hurt, literally.  I had chest pains for the first three hours of the drive.  I sobbed and ugly-cried for a good 20 minutes. 

But we are here, in Colorado, and let me tell you…. it is sweet.

I think the phrase “God thing” is sort of over used and a bit cheesy, but many “God things” have been happening, which only solidifies the peaceful feeling we had about coming here in the first place. 

I have a job 🙂

I will be the candy buyer for a store downtown, called The Cupboard.  I turned in an application and resume there when we were visiting in March.  On Tuesday I had an interview there with the owner and three of the store managers (yikes).  We talked for almost an hour and a half.  The owner, Mr. Hewitt, said that since I applied they had hired two people and had been saving a position (potentially) for me.  He asked if I liked candy and my reply was, “Are you seriously asking me that?”  Haha.  They decided to talk it over and bring me in for a second interview, but then about an hour later he called and offered me the job and told me they were so impressed with me that no second interview was needed.

It was a huge self esteem boost, you have no idea.

I am so, so, SO excited.  He knew Andrew’s family was in town, so he said for me to start on Monday so that I could spend time with family and finish getting unpacked.  Such a nice boss, right?  Also, he pays his employees to ride their bike to work.  25 cents per mile.  I don’t think I’m in Arkansas anymore.

Andrew’s family heads home tomorrow.  We told them goodbye tonight after dinner.  There were tears, and some feelings of being all alone as we drove to our new apartment.  And so the adventure begins.

Tomorrow the goal is to open a checking account here, go for a run, and maybe try to take care of the whole drivers license/car tag thing.  I’d like to be able to cook dinner, but that depends on whether or not the pile of boxes in front of the oven are still there.  Ha.


In other news, Andrew went by Colorado State today (while I napped on the couch) and introduced himself to the receptionist in the department where he has applied to a couple of jobs.  Such a brave young man.  Maybe she put a note on his resume file about how handsome he is.  I know I would have.

As he was telling me about the CSU campus, he mentioned that he had walked by the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender office, or GLBT.  We discussed for a minute about how that would be something new for him to deal with if he did get a job there.  He agreed, then said, “I could really go for a BLT right now, but not bisexual lesbian transgender, just the sandwich.”



2 thoughts on “the candyman can

  1. pinkflamingomama says:

    Soooooooooooooo good to hear from you. I’m so excited about what God has in “store” for you! Every day will be an adventure. Enjoy it! I love you and PROMISE to be there soon. Hugs and kisses – or xoxoxoxo. Mom

  2. Katy Miller says:

    Andrew, the comedian.

    I’ve been looking at your blog every day for Colorado news. Your boss sounds delightful. So, you are going to bike to work, huh? I feel like you are in the perfect spot. I miss you!

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