Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The transition has been easier than I expected in some ways. The job is very busy and I'm catching on fast. There is no shortage of things to keep me occupied all day and every day is different. Before I know it the day has flown by and it's 5:00. Home has also come together nicely. I left a lot of stuff back in Helena so the new place has empty space but I kind of like it this way.

The transition has also been harder than I expected in some ways. I don't know anyone and so I've been feeling pretty lonely for the most part. I've gone on a lot of walks with the dog and started a Netflix account to keep me occupied for now. Hopefully I'll get involved with the ultimate frisbee group and possibly join the gym that is two blocks from my house.

I know it hasn't been that long but it definitely doesn't feel like home yet. I know where the grocery store is and the post office and my bank and the library and the sushi place and the mall but I don't feel like I'm home here. I miss my friends. I miss Jess. I miss being able to call people and hang.

I'm definitely not at home yet.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

He: Hey, welcome to Kalispell. I brought dinner and Huckleberry ice cream for dessert.

Me: Oh my gosh, you so rock!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008


I had the weirdest dream last night and it seemed to go on forever. One of those elaborate, full-color, intense dreams.

It involved a plane hijacking, some sky diving, guns and escape attempts and nuclear warfare.

For some reason I was in an airplane hangar that some guys were trying to take over. They were planning to hijack a plane and explode a nuclear warhead. I was taken hostage along with several other people and they were planning to take the plane up and at some point parachute out. They were strapping all of us to parachutes and we were trying to foil the hijacking plot. Guns were fired and the plane never left the ground but we were all running around and trying to escape and at some point a nuclear bomb went off and people were dying and....

it was a really weird, complex, exciting dream! No more wine and tacos at Bo's house.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Let's dance, you and I...

Yep, it's that time again kiddies. Did ya catch Tek's solo homer?


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Scooter!

April 15th is Os' birthday - yep, he's gettin' up there. Go over and wish the big guy a very Happy Birthday (he likes the attention) and give him hell for the laptop burn on his leg (he needs to have it checked).

Much love to you Os. Thanks for being such a great friend and come up and see me damnit. You have to anyway because I've promised to take you to Moose's for your birthday (I did it that way so you'd have to come to Kalispell).

Love ya big guy!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A box of clothes, a few things hanging in the closet. That's all that is left.

Everything else sits and waits for me in my new place.

I am covered in bruises from moving.

I definitely have short-timers syndrome.

I just want to be done and gone. Less than a week now.

If you're ever in Kalispell, look me up.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

He: So you're unloading the moving truck Thursday night?

Me: Yep!

He: Know any big, burly men to help with that?

Me: Uhm....I know one


Sunday, April 06, 2008

My recent days have been spent packing and organizing my life in preparation for my move to Kalispell in two weeks. I have taken a job related to Glacier Park and I couldn't be more excited.

I am beginning an amazing adventure that will combine my skills with my love for Glacier National Park. This is something I've been working towards for a while and now it is happening.

The process here in Helena has not been easy. Friends and family have been upset but are trying to be supportive for the most part.

I'm off to chase a dream!

Friday, April 04, 2008

I Got It!!

It is official kiddies. After being offered the position and cogitating on it for a couple of hours I have accepted the job and will be relocating in two weeks. This weekend will be spent packing and organizing and tossing and getting stuff ready to go. I've notified both of my current employers, got a good lead on a place to live and will start work on the 21st. What an exciting adventure I'm embarking on.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


"Rachie, I hate to tell you this but the whole job/interview is an April Fool's joke..."

He is sad to think of me leaving. I know he is. He has told me that he's happy for me if this is what I want but he's sad to see me go.

She is sad to think of me leaving. She is my best friend and I know she is very sad to think of my not being around all the time.

I was left behind when she moved away for a job. Our friendship lasted from Havre to Helena, through road trips and weekend hang outs. I am confident that it will last again but I hate the thought of leaving her behind when I know she is so very sad to see me go.

I feel that if I stay though it will be for others and not for myself. I feel like I've spent a life time doing "the right thing" and always thinking of others. I want to do this for myself. I hate to leave all those who make my life here so rich but I am so excited by this prospect. I am afraid I would be kicking myself if I didn't try.

It may end up being a moot point. I may meet with the board tomorrow and they might question how I made it that far in the interview process. For now I'm going to the interview with plans to be my charming self and leave the rest up to God.

We shall see.