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Our adventures in travel nursing

When it rains it hails

We have been in Pueblo for a little over three weeks now. And in that short time, we have been caught in a hail storm on the interstate twice! It’s crazy.

Lance keeps saying “I thought it didn’t rain in the desert” but here in Pueblo feels kind of like we are on the Florida panhandle with afternoon thunderstorms several days a week.

The plus side? It helps cool things off because there have also been several triple digit days in our short time here. The window unit doesn’t cool the apartment very well. It wasn’t built to handle this much heat. Thank goodness there is no humidity here!

Next post will be on all of the little mom and pop restaurants we’ve been trying since it is too hot to cook!

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The return of internet

One if the downsides to moving across the country is that the internet provider who I have had for over 8 years and NEVER had any issues with doesn’t have service here in Pueblo. Since we will be moving every three months I needed a no contract deal in case this company doesn’t have service wherever we move to next.

I found an internet provider and signed up…I would have the modem in a week…yay for the internet…then they shipped my modem to Tennessee. After three attempts to get the address corrected prior to the first delivery attempt failed, it was another week before I got the modem…which was three days ago. We were without internet for three weeks and one and a half days. That is basically unheard of these days.

The first thing I said to my husband when he got home from work that night??? We can watch Netflix again! Oh the joy. I also exceeded the data plan on my phone twice while waiting for the modem to arrive (which is one of the reasons for my lack of activity here and on the Facebook page).

I’m learning a lot with this whole travel nursing thing. Believe it or not I have become more laid back. I have adopted the “whatever will happen will happen and we’ll just cross that bridge when we get there” attitude.

I promise to update you guys on our adventures in travel nursing more often now that we have internet again.

stuck in limbo

We were supposed to close on the sale of our house last Thursday. Here it is Tuesday and we still have no word from the buyer’s side of when they will be ready to close. We were informed of it not closing on Thursday…you guessed it…Thursday after we had taken the last load to storage (including the bed). So for the last five days, I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress in an empty house. Eating take out while sitting on my air mattress.

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I got tired of waiting. So did the dog, see him sleeping on the door mat in the below photo? So yesterday we took one last photo of the house and decided to just start driving to Florida. My husband and step son were already down there fishing asking when we were going to be able to join them.

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Selling a house is pretty stressful so we are down in Florida enjoying a mini vacation.

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Wherever we are together…

I was in World Market the other day and saw the  cutest doormat.

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I think I may need to go purchase it now because my husband wants to just get a camper and live in that for the next year. This adventure may have just gotten a little more adventurous!

I’m game for anything as long as I can have my sewing machine and my dog with me. And my husband of course. It would definitely make the search for housing every three months easier because I would just need to find a place to park the house!

Depending on the camper…I may add a new aspect to this blog…REMODEL! 🙂

A new adventure begins!

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We put our house on the market the beginning of April and are already under contract to close at the end of May. I am very excited and nervous at the same time. My husband decided that he wants to give travel nursing a try for a bit. This will allow us to decide where we want to eventually settle. We have 22 days to figure out where to go first.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with travel nursing…this means we will be moving every three months. I have been in the same house for almost 11 years now. I don’t consider myself to be a pack rat but I have accumulated A LOT of STUFF over the last 11 years.

I don’t really have time to organize and have a yard sale before we have to move but one of my friends from college just happens to be having a HUGE adoption fundraiser yard sale on June 7th. Talk about perfect timing. I would rather donate the items to their yard sale than take to Goodwill because I know that the money is being put towards their future baby.

I will use this blog to document our adventures in travel nursing and look forward to sharing all of the fun with you guys.