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Hello Fellow Nerdies!
Yes, I know, it has been quite some time since I have updated my blog...I think it's been feeling neglected!
I have so much to share with you. So much in fact, that if I wrote it all out right now you would be completely and utterly bored. Therefore, I have decided to space out the act of boring you over several days as I attempt to hit a different "area of update" each day!
Today's focus: Overview
In general this is what I have been up to lately...
(1) I moved to ALABAMA! Yes, I am learning to taawwllkk better and I'm fixing to order plenty of [diet] cokes and get my picture made.
(2) I started my new job! More info to come on this later...but it is going well!
(3) My parents came to visit me! [it rained almost the whole time they were here]
(4) I'm getting settled into my apartment. [pictures to come]
(5) I joined the Huntsville Concert Band! [same as Mesa City Band, only different name, and slightly less [old] people]
(6) My parents learned how to use [make funny faces and laugh at themselves] Skype!
(7) I bought a new computer! It's a mac, and I'm loving it.
(8) It snowed the day after I got here! And I had to scrape my windows every morning for a week! [Thanks G. Bob for the ice scraper]
(9) I have been attempting to cook lately....Chris isn't dead yet!
(10) Working on completing my flight physical...possibly an entire post will be dedicated to this pain in the rear.

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  1. April, we are glad that it is going well in Alabama. We miss you here at home but love to hear all about what you are doing. Denise

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