Friday, July 26, 2002

Happy 23rd B-day

Happy 23rd birthday! Nathan got me a card and purchased a three-year membership for the Swarovski Collectors Society. Swarovski is a crystal company. Nathan and I have been collecting pieces for the last 3 years. The company is named after Daniel Swarovksi who invented an automatic cutting machine. Swarovski makes figurines, ornaments, jewelry and home decor.

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Our First Place

July 16th at about 9:30pm EST Nathan’s “Red Beast” almost broke down. We pulled into a motel once reaching the Alabama border for the evening. Early in the morning Nathan took the car to the mechanic. The left front axle was broken and needed to be repaired. At 11:30am EST we were back on the road. We reached Pensacola, FL at 1:30pm CST. We stopped at Ashley Club Apartments in hopes for finding a one-bedroom apartment; they were not going to have one available for another 2 weeks. We headed to their sister site, Arbor Club Apartments, they had a one-bedroom apartment without washer and dryer hook-up and it was on the second floor. We took it right away. Materials required for renting the one bedroom apartment were current LES (Leave and Earnings Statement), driver’s license and Nathan’s work phone number. The manager did a credit check and we signed a copy of the lease and a military clause.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

First Move

On July 15th at 10:30am EST, after the moving company put our belongings into the truck, we left for White River Junction, VT. Once at White River I obtained my military ID by showing my social security card, driver’s and marriage license. Once my military ID was obtained we headed back on the road for Pensacola, FL.

Monday, July 22, 2002

Wedding

Nathan and I exchanged vows July 7th, 2002. That evening, we left for New York for our honeymoon. The Carnival Triumph left port July 8th for St. John’s Bay, Canada and Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ship pulled back into port in New York on July 13th. We drove back to Vermont and spent the next two days saying goodbye to family and packing the rest of our belongings.