Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Upon coming home from a relaxing and fabulous vacation, the reality of where we work immediately set in. I suppose we were gone for too long, so the Summerwood Condos decided to put 3 weeks of work into a few days.
-A midnight door-knocking with crying girls who thought the maintenance managers had drunkenly thrown trash at their door. They were mistaken.
-A 3 AM fire-alarm that sent 2 fire trucks and policemen to our complex. There was a water pipe broken that lead to the sprinkler system. The alarm went through the entire complex, there were strobe lights outside, and lots of curious tenants. It kind of felt like we were in a movie, as we sleepily tried to figure out what was going on and disable the alarm.
-And a week long outage of internet during all of our tenants first week of school. *We have noticed that having internet while you're a student is the most crucial time of all. Teachers don't even pass out syllabi anymore, everything is online.
Nevertheless, we are looking forward to this semester and all of our classes. We are happy to be back in our familiar place, with lots of time with each other.

This is how our schedules ended up...
Jon is taking:
Physiology with a lab
New Testament, the 4 gospels

Rachel (who managed to get all of her classes aligned Mon, Wed, Fri- hooray!)
Intro to Family Processes
Personal and Family Finance (for my own interest)
Family History / Geneology
Critical Inquiry and Research Methods

We will no doubt be busy this semester, but it is so fun to learn things we actually care about, in our specific majors. I can't imagine not being a student, I hope we can always be life long learners.

On a more amusing note, we got some interesting news today. Mom Tate called to let us know that Dad had taken a trip to the emergency room. Anyone who knows my dad, knows that this is a pretty regular occurence. This particular accident, however, was a little more theatrical than some other the other slips and falls dad has participated in.
Apparently, dad was running down the stairs (everyone knows he always runs up or down, never walks) and missed the last step. This caused him to go flying all the way through the hallway, head first, and run into the island in the kitchen. This is pretty impressive since it is no small distance from the stairs to the kitchen.. but dad is long and I have no doubt, incredibly forceful in his run down the stairs.
Anyway, he ended up with 12 stitches in his head and 3 staples. Luckily mom was home to cry, be anxious, give him ice.. and of course drive him to the hospital.
No matter how dramatic this instance was, I am confident that mom and dad have a great routine as to how to deal with this emergency room trips, since they are fairly frequent. And since tomorrow is dad's 61st birthday, I think he just had to live up his last day as a youngin'.

We love you dad, happy birthday, we are glad you are safe.

We love our family, we love being together, we love school, and we love who ever takes the time to read this blog and have interest in our simple life!!

1 comment:

Shurtliff Family said...

Hey you two! Congratulations on the marriage! Glad to hear from you and that things are going well. I was actually wondering the other day how you are doing. Give us a call if you are ever around Rexburg. My cell is (208) 520-8974.