Friday, August 29, 2008

5 days down 175 to go.

The girls finished their first week of school. They totally love every second of it.  Tomorrow we will celebrate by taking our annual trip to Pine Valley, Utah to go camping. This year will be a bit different because Jeff can't go. I am so crazy bummed out by this. His Henderson store will be opening on Monday and they just received their shipment of 2000 guns which need to be labeled, scanned, assembled and stocked. It is 9:22 PM on a Friday night and they are just starting now. Meaning that there is no way he will be done by tomorrow afternoon to go with us. I promised him that I would not nag him at all about this job. But I have to honest, I am sad. I know that the girls and i will have a blast anyway. I just like the family memories. I will have pictures when we get back. Have a great 3 day weekend.

Monday, August 25, 2008

I got it from here

First day of school!! The girls were up at 5:45! I never seen them get dressed so fast! This year was a bit new. Emma was at her school alone. Meaning that her sister wasn't there anymore to help her out and Alyssa started Middle school and got on a school bus for the first time. I started crying as soon as I pulled away from the bus stop. I am such a pussy.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Utah is for Tatum

It has been a few days, huh? Well my lordy, the days are flying by so fast, I haven’t had time to breathe. As you may know, Jeff was in ST George for the past two weeks for training for his new job.  He will be the hunting manager at Sportsman’s Warehouse. They didn’t have any in Vegas  and the closest was there in Utah.

 They are opening two here in town. One in Henderson about 8 minutes from my job and one in North Las Vegas area. That will be Jeff’s store. The one in Henderson opens around September 6 and the NLV will open November 9. In the meantime, Jeff is helping stock the Henderson store and will work there until it is time to stock his own.

Jeff and I both shlub our way to Henderson for work but we can’t carpool because he never knows when he will get off.  Hopefully when the store actually opens he will get a more exact schedule. 

 Anyway, for the past three weeks we have driven back and forth the Utah. It is not a bad trip at all. The first time was to get Big Daddy settled in, the next was to spend the weekend with him and the last time was to go to Tuacahn to see two plays. Sound of Music and Les Miserables. As usual, the performances were crazy good and I was practically hyperventilating while crying during Les Miserables, my favorite play of all time.



The girls start school on Monday. Alyssa will be in middle school and will have to take a bus. She is super excited and the school offers some amazing classes. She will be taking dance and drama as part of her curriculum. Much different than when I went to 6th grade. Emma is starting 2nd and is all ready with her clothes and supplies.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I laughed so hard I peed a little

Yup, I sure did. I laughed really hard when I woke up this morning and saw the Colorado River draining out of my garage. Cyndi + August = sadness. Yuppers, it sure did blow just like we thought it would. That silly ol' water heater. What? What is that you say? Jeff was home for how many months and nothing happened? I know! Isn't that just the funniest thing you ever did hear?

Big Daddy hopped on his white steed and galloped all the way home to save the JAPrincess. He just kissed her goodbye and galloped back to slaying his dragons in St George, Utah. JAPrincess loves him so.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Week one

Week one of Project single mom is over. On Sunday we followed Jeff in his truck to St George and got him settled in to the hotel. We had a very nice day. But as soon as I got home things changed. I started to do the dishes and noticed that there wasn't any hot water. So I called him and he told me to check the pilot light on the water heater. Now, lets just say that I am not a handy woman. I am Jewish. We call peole to fix things, we do not fix anything ourselves. Jeff went through the steps with me to re light it. I just knew I wasn't walking out of there with eyebrows but he assured me that it will be ok. And it would have been if I had a lighter long enough to fit through the area to relight it. I had to attach a match stick to a pencil and light that. I am not joking. It worked and I had hot water.. for 24 hours.. and it went out again. So I called Jeff...again. And he said to look around for water for puddles and hey!! There was water around the water heater. not good. He told me to turn off the pilot light and the water valve and to either get used to cold showers or shower at my moms but that water heater is about to blow.

Anyway, this is what we have done for a week. I drop the girls off at camp in Summerlin, Then I drive to work in Green Valley, then I drive back to Summerlin to pick up the girls. Then I drive to my moms to shave, shower, and shine, then I drive back to the Lakes where I live.  Google this I put 350 miles on my car this week.

We actually went back up to St George on Friday.  We had a great weekend. We swam, went shopping for school clothes, and swam some more. We are home now. Funny enough, we will be going back to St George on Friday with my mom because we have tickets to Tuacahn. We missed last year and it made me sad. This year is Les Miserables and The Sound of Music. I am very excited and hope it does not rain.