Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Last Day

Today is our last day in College Station, Texas. Tomorrow we will be leaving at 6:00 in the morning, heading to North Chicago. We've had some "fun" the past two days. Yesterday when I returned home from running some errands I noticed it was a little warm in the apartment. The temperature in the apartment was 81 yet the unit was still working, just not blowing cold air. So I told the apartment people at around 11:30, figuring that would be plenty of time to get it fixed. At about 1:30 the maintanence guy came by saying he would check the freon on the roof. I didn't hear anything more about it. We kept calling and they said they had a call into the contractors. By late afternoon it was 88 degrees in the apartment which made it very hard to do anything. Needless to say little packing was done.

We had dinner plans with a couple from our church. When they heard about our problem they offered up their guest room to us. We said we would check first to see if anything had been fixed and if not we would take them up on it. When we got home at 8:30 the apartment was up to 91 degrees--the carpeted floor was hot to walk on! So we packed our overnight bags and headed to the lovely air conditioned guest room.

As of right now the a/c has yet to be fixed, but one of Travis' friends was kind enough to bring us three floor fans. I'm hoping something gets fixed before 5:00 when we will be loading the truck. I think Travis and I will always remember our last few days in College Station!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New Beginnings

Welcome to Travis and Erin Bodeker's blog!

For those of you who do not know we are less than a week away from moving to North Chicago, IL (about 30 miles north of downtown Chicago). Travis will begin podiatry school at the Dr. Scholl's School of Podiatry and me, well I'll be doing something. I'm in the midst of looking for jobs. I think once we get up to Illinois it will be easier to find something.

We both are finishing up our last weeks of work, me at the Star of the Republic Museum and Travis at St. Joseph's Hospital. For the past two days I have been training the person who will be taking over for me. It's a weird feeling training someone for my job because I can distinctly remember when I first showed up and was learning the ropes.

This Friday my dad and sister are driving down from Abilene to pick up my car and tote it back. With all of the other forms of transportation up north, we feel we won't have a real need for two cars. Our apartment is less than half a mile from his school. Next Tuesday we will pack up our lovely 17 foot Uhaul truck, and early Wednesday morning we will head out! The first stop will be in Dallas where we will pick up my parents and sisters and then head for Springfield, MO. The next day we plan to be in North Chicago, hopefully with enough time to get into our apartment--an apartment that neither of us has seen yet but we have had very good recommendations from outside sources.

We are excited about our new adventure and will keep you posted!