7.20a CSTOh my! It’s already February 1st here and I haven’t updated the blog... oops. Lots of things going on, the least of which being school and homework, but I think the beginning of the month deserves some sort of update for our friends and family back in lovely, warm, sometimes sunny winter of SoCal.
For your comparison, I’ve included a couple of YoWindow screenshots:
Mom and Dad have been going back and forth with the developer, realtor, and the floor plan for our house which is going to be built soon. Right now, they are drawing up the blueprints; so things are hanging steady for now. I’ll have a real special treat for you guys when we finally break ground, but for now hang tight!
School... well, what can I say? School is interesting enough, although some of my teachers leave something to be desired, while others make my life easier. My English class is now better, since I was transferred to a new period where the class is a little less rambunctious. The library here is a nice haven, provided you don’t need to look up a book, check out a book, or place a book on hold. Surprisingly, the halls here are much more crowded than at Fountain Valley High School... I think it has something to do with the lack of alternate routes and everything contained indoors. More after school, I have to go to class...
We are doing well in the local congregation here. Everyone seems friendly and welcoming, inviting us to social events and other activities. The audio-visual booth seems to like me (who would've thunk? computers seem to draw me in), asking me to help record and manage the "charts" (another word for PowerPoints).
The Mold Scare
The mold tests came back inconclusive. We do have common mold, but that isn't (too) harmful. At any rate, Dad went crazy shopping for a bunch of air filters and came home one day announcing the final order: 1 large HEPA air filter, 3 bedroom HEPA filters, and a dehumidifier. So now our apartment is humming with them, but the air seems cleaner and we haven't been as run-down as we used to be. However, we are still waiting for more results...
NEWS FLASH: The post office lost our last bedroom air filter. Dad isn't too pleased, but the company is sending us another one without charge, so...
Food and Culture
Well, our favorite restaurants seem to be House of Hunan, Golden Corral, and China King. Don't ask me for more information, as you can Google all of them. However, eating out doesn't seem to be a priority, so finding the Okie good food (read southern) is taking a back seat for now. The same goes for discovering culture, etc.
And to close off, the apartment is now livable. We have food, air beds, a TV, computers, and a fast internet connection, so all is well.
I apologize for not keeping you more updated, but... well... life got busy. I can tell you this: this blog will be updated once a month, for sure. Once the house building gets started, it will definitely be more. You can find blurbs from us on Google+ here.
And finally, tomorrow is Groundhog's Day. Will we get another six weeks of winter? Feel free to speculate below in the comments field.