Settling In

Here is a list of things that Chris and I have done since we moved into our new home in MA:

1. Unpacked the cars – what a job! We had packed the Bravada and Malibu to the tip-top of their capacity. All of the boxes and things were brought in, and I set up “house” as best I could. We are currently sleeping on a great big air mattress, and have no furniture. I am writing this while lying on the floor. Our furniture won’t arrive till August 8th, I believe 🙁

2. Returned the car dolly to UHaul – this was kind of a creepy trip. The closest site to return the rental was in a town nearby. I hope I’m not offending anyone here, but the parts of the town that we drove through were very run-down, lots of people just standing on the sidewalks or sitting on the pavement. I was glad we didn’t get more than a little lost on this trip.

3. Gone shopping. We have been to Wal-Mart (also creepy), Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Shaw’s (grocery store), IKEA, BJs Warehouse, Costco, and Whole Foods. We didn’t buy anything at IKEA – we just wanted to look around. I think it was the biggest store I have ever been in! It is 3 stories tall with a 2 story parking garage. It was amazing. We also didn’t buy anything at BJs or Costco. I had never heard of BJs, but apparently it is pretty similar to Sam’s Club & Costco. We wanted to check both out before deciding on a membership. We have a Sam’s membership, but the closest one is about 45 minutes away 🙁

4. Bought a bike. We did this at Dick’s. I have wanted to get a new bike, since my old one is about 11 years old. So I got a new one! It is very nice and I am now planning to get a bike basket so that I can take Bear on rides with me. I never would have considered this if it weren’t for the fact that I saw a woman riding her bike with a little terrier perched in a basket up front. It was so cute!

5. Ordered clothes for interviews – I have ordered quite a few clothing items over the last few days. I haven’t updated my wardrobe in awhile, and really haven’t needed to since all I did was go to class or wear scrubs for clinicals. I have 2 interviews this week – one at a hospital in MA and 1 in RI. I figured it would probably help if I looked professional 😉

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2 thoughts on “Settling In

  1. I lived in bosotn for 17 years and i am an RN. You will love it but the people from there willnot accept you 100% in the long run. New England is still very closed even with the ton of new pepole that have moved into it in the last 20 years. It is also very closed in the nursing world. Try acute rehab as a place that sees alot of “different” people. You usually don’t have to try and ‘fit in”. Also you will love the fall and spring hate the winter and summer. I liked it alot but got tired of snow and not being from there. Also southwest flies into manchester NH and is cheap. also go see sam adams beer works in boston is fun.

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