Settling-in to Lincoln and My First 2 Days at New Job

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sorry, this is gonna be long!

We've been in Lincoln for almost 1 month now. Our apartment is pretty nice, quite small, but decent for the most part. The best part is that we get to have all 4 pets! :) Our neighbors are quite nice and everyone in our building has at least 1 dog.

It is so HOT! I, being from Washington, am not used to it being so hot and humid. I've never in my life experienced temperatures in the 100's! My husband is loving it though *good natured eye roll* haha!

I miss my family. It's hard being away from them... but we talk often and have "skyped" a few times, so we've actually gotten to see each other :)
I just got hired at a dog boarding facility here in Lincoln, NE. My first day was yesterday. It was tough! I went on five 20 - 30 min hikes, with dogs pulling me everywhere (some dogs... there were also some very well behaved ones :) ), I helped out in the play yards, picking up LARGE amounts of poop! Ha.... I was exhausted at the end of the day... and very confused about a lot of stuff... I had to skip my INSANITY workout because I was just so tired.

BUT today was a better day. I learned how to clean the dog runs, so I did a lot of cleaning. I took a couple hikes with the dogs and helped in the play yard a bit. I also ran dogs back and forth to various areas when needed. I had a safety meeting today as well. I'm off for the weekend, but Monday is supposed to be crazy busy, so I'm nervous about that; but I'm trying to remember to stay calm and that I'm BRAND NEW! I'm not going to be perfect... I can only do my best.

I'm so used to being home all day (since I have been out of work for a while...) that 8 hours is a very long time to be away. Makes me miss my baby-dogs :) After I'm at work 90 days then I have the option to bring them with me (if we aren't too busy), so I might, I'm not quite sure... Luckily, Nate's schedule for school schedule works so that the dogs can be walked and let out at various times during the day, or he's home for a good portion of the morning or afternoon, so they aren't alone all day :)

I'll end now, but I just wanted to give an update I guess. Hope everyone is doing great!
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    I know how hard a move like this can be. It sounds like you have a lot of things to be positive about, including a job with dogs! And, lucky you that you may be able to bring yours in the future! It's also great that now your husband can walk yours and see them during the day. It sounds like your job has potential too, although it sounds like you've had to jump in feet first! They must really like you!

    It's fun that you're able to Skype with your family back home. It's hard, though, moving to strange place where things are different. Hopefully, you'll pretty soon feel like you've always lived there!

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