Thursday, August 23, 2007

Indiana

Hey everyone,
Well if I went by first impressions I would have said it would be a long two years, but thankfully I can now laugh about our little adventures! :) We got here August 1st and I was really so excited about getting to our new house since we took a long time to get here stoping to visit with family. I was so anxious to get my own home and stop living out of a suitcase. But we got to to our house and I started crying... It was filthy. It looked like the previous tenants had not cleaned the whole time they lived here and the landlords had not done anything, not even repaired any nail holes in the walls or touched up the paint. Half the house is tile and the grout should have been a sand color but was brown with dirt. Which is sad because it's a really nice house and its only five years old. When I mentioned the undesirable conditions to the landlord she acted like I was making unreasonable demands.(But apparently people in Indiana have lower standards than that of Utah because my friend Allison said their house was the same way when they moved in) The next little thing that happened was that the gas had been turned off and despite beggin and pleading we were not able to have it turned on for five days!! So from Wednesday to Monday I boiled water on the stove and in the microwave and lugged it upstairs to the bathtub. And because we were working so hard cleaning this place, at the end of the day we were so gross and we really needed showers! I tell you it really gives you an appreciation for things like hot water heaters!! On the first day taking Jared to campus I got so horribly lost without my cell phone and I thought I was never going to find my way home. And just this week our roof started leaking. Go figure- its a new house! But that really was the worst of it. I haven't gotten lost since that one time and everything else has been great! Our ward is awesome. They have so many activities. There is a Mom and Tots playgroup and an institute class every week, scrapbooking club, knitting club and recipe club. There is a birthday lunch every month. I can't belive how many LDS people there are here. There are 10 mormon MBA students in Jared's class of 200. They call the MBA students wives "Krannert Widows" because you basically sacrifice your husband to the "Krannert School of Management" for the next two years. It's true. I have hardly seen Jared this week. The wives of the Ph.D students at least have their husbands around sometimes. It's a good thing there is a lot of cute young moms to hang out with and so much to do in the ward! But I'm really looking forward this experience out here. I'm still working on getting my dental hygiene license out here which looks like it might tke a while as the licensing for Indiana is a lot different, but I am enjoying all the time I get to spend with my Miles. He just gets cuter every day. And chunkier! Little guy weighed 17 lbs 9 oz last week! I'm going to need a chiropracter after carring him around all day! Well, much love. Sorry about the novel!

5 comments:

Becky said...

Wow Heather it sounds like you had a pretty rough start. Aaron said you told him Indiana is pretty humid. It is SO humid here in Nebraska. I like Utah's nice dry air. I have heard you get use to it, but I don't know if I ever will. Our ward is great as well. That is one thing that I really like outside of utah, the ward is more like family because you are all eachother has. keep us updated!

Heatherbelle said...

Yeah, it keeps raining here every couple of days which keeps the humidity way up! You'd expect that the rain would cool things down but 20 minutes after it stops its back to being hot upper ninties and soooo hot!

Weeks Family said...

hey heather...don't be to sad about peach days I like sept or oct. I am not sure when, but I will find out for you they do the covered bridge festival which is lots of fun, and i am not sure about the stuff north, but we did go to indianapolis every now and then, but I will find out some fun stuff for you to do there. Tyler's cousins graduated from purdue so I will find out what I can

Becky said...

Heather, I know what you mean! The exact thing happens here. It rains usually in the evening so you would hope it would cool things down, but really it makes for a hotter tomorrow.

Andrea :) said...

We had a lot of fun touring the speedway and its museum in Indianapolis. There is also a great German restaurant called Rathskellar there, too. I'll ask my friends who live an hour south of Indianapolis what they like to do and let you know :)