Friday, April 29, 2011

House hunting, settling

Found a place. Not too bad. Put in an offer. Should hear something tomorrow.

My co worker has a big house and in the past six months, he has only been there for eight days. I might just move into his house and pay some rent. Or just pay back with food.

You got married a week after I was in Lagos and you didn't think you should tell me? Come on now. Why didn't you? I probably won't be your friend anymore. There's nothing left to talk about. Wishing you the best.

Work is going to be a challenge. Nobody likes change. Hopefully I'll win folks over with the smile. Can't count on that though.

Monday, April 25, 2011

New job

The heat is killing me.

I need my own place, with a chef and a maid, please.

Got a bad headache.

Hopefully I will find a place in the next few weeks.

Too much going on.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

1000 miles later

Finally stopped after driving about 771 miles. Only stopped once, to get gas.

Why are there lots of adult stores along the highway?

Why didn't I detour on historic route 66?

Why do people stay on the left lane? Move on idiots, left lane is for passing!

Different kinds of billboards. Missouri sure loves Jesse James. Gotta do some research about him. Lots and lots of meramac cavern billboards. Probably saw about a hundred.

Think I have listened to all the songs I have. I'll have to find new ones.

Last lap tomorrow.

Wishing me God's speed!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

571 miles to go

Movers packed everything and now the house is empty. How time flies? First time home buyer, now first time home seller.

Now the hard work begins. Driving across the country starting tomorrow. Not looking forward to it, but I am ready for the challenge. Hopefully I can take pictures along the road.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


It was your wedding day. I was in the church. We locked eyes for a second and there was sadness all over your face. Like you didn't want to be here, or why was I not the bride. I couldn't deduce why you were sad, but you were.

She is short and light skinned. Definitely a complete opposite of me. She was dragging you along, as you looked back. Maybe she had a mean look on, I can't remember. I bet she wasn't happy to see me though.

Called you and you said, "what if I told you I got married two years ago"? I replied, "I'll be sad that you didn't tell me, but congratulate you". Then we went on and on. Told you about the dream. You said it was a sad story. I said, "good thing is, it's just a dream".

Wishing you more happiness and joy.

Almost finished packing my personal stuff in my room. Hopefully I'll be 90% done by the time the movers show up tomorrow morning.

Found a letter you wrote me when we were still "rock solid". I must have really hurt you. Glad you have a wife now. I'll forgive myself some day.

Going away party Part 1

Great time tonight. Lots of drunk people. Fun continues on Monday.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Last Day

Woke up this morning giving thanks to the Almighty. In the last six years, I have moved three times, to three different and diverse states. I have learned a lot. Met great people, experienced awesome things.

This job has afforded me luxuries and comforts, that I will be forever grateful for. I have bought a house, bought my dream car, adopted two cats, above all, I have been able to contribute and give back to the community. My old company taught me how to not only say, but do. For this, I will forever be grateful.

Now a new chapter awaits in the coming weeks. Here is to hoping and praying that the next path brings even more happiness and joy.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Goodbye Lunch

Goodbyes are so hard. Leaving old friends, your home, your base, to move somewhere else and start all over. It's hard.

"... you are very eclectic and interesting person."

"Besides frightening/intimidating me on a frequent basis, thank you for everything you have done for me..."

"... although we had our differences, I thank you for all the things you helped me with..."

"You are such an exciting person to be around..."

Some of the few words written in my goodbye card.

Lots of tears at the lunch table. I will definitely miss alot of folks.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


One more room to paint. Lots of trash to throw away.

I am tired. Can't wait for Friday to be here. Massage, pampering, then party on Saturday.

Moving is stressful!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Journey - Ramblings

Started about a month ago. Resume posted, check. Job applications, check. Recruiters calling, check. Prayed to God to get job offer by birthday, check and done.

Moving is stressful, depending on where you are moving to, I guess. From cloudy, gloomy weather to sun and more sun weather? I'll take the latter! Walls painted, check. Cabinets fixed, check. Cleaning done? No check here. I hate scrubbing and cleaning. 1-800-Maids here I come. I must have a lazy gene in me.

Small house or big house? Don't see any need for a big house. But the price is right? Yes, it is right, but it's just you and Oya, why do you need 2,000 sq ft? Hmmm, good question. Ok, small house it is. At least, until I tour the houses. Pictures could be deceiving.

I hope my craigslist landlady is not crazy. I will soon find out. Need a plan B, if she is indeed crazy.

Unchecked, food packing, clothes packing, stuff the movers can't take. Tired today. Tomorrow is another day.