2005年11月29日 星期二

Journey to Texas

It seems that I have been slacking on my blog, haven’t had any entry for a while. Now that I have all this time I guess it’s time to catch up with the events that happened these pass few weeks.

I was really lucky on my moving sale, because the guy who bought my bed and my TV let me kept them till the day I was moving. The only little problem I had was with my U-Haul trailer. I reserved one at the store a week before I leave, and when I called to confirm on the Day before I leave, they told me they didn’t put me into their schedule.... That really freaked me out!!   I’ve asked for a 4x8 trailer but they didn’t have any left, so they were going to give me a 6x12 one for the same price. Then they called and told me that they couldn’t give me that one and told me to call another U-Haul place for a 5x8. Apparently every U-Haul place works independently so I couldn’t get the same price for my 4x8 for the 5x8 at this place. After some negotiation, they gave me the 5x8 for $300 which is not too bad. At least I got a trailer......


11/18 was my last day at 3D Design. Dan took all of us out to Olive Garden for my goodbye lunch. I didn’t expect that they will prepare anything, but they really surprised me with a group singing from the waiters! Dan said that the expression on my face was classic!!  Well, they really got me. I didn’t think that I will cry or anything but when I read the card they wrote, I eyes started to water. I tried so hard to hold it in, but couldn’t hold it any more when I see Sarah crying. Even Dan got water in his eyes. There were ups and downs in the 4 years I stayed in 3D Design, but this is the place where I learned everything about the Landscape business, and I will always be grateful for that.


Can't believe that I've been here a week already. It seems that I have just said goodbye to Jane and begin our long journey to Texas. I was so worry about the weather for the whole week and prayed so hard that it won’t snow the day we move. I guess god heard my prayers, and we had great weather all the way. Driving with a trailer was easier than I thought. As long as you don’t back up, there is not too much to it. Sam said after this experience, he really admires truck drivers now. It is not an easy job to drive long hours with a big truck!! You can really experience the different scenery from the north to south. It started with bare trees and branches with chilly winds, and the more south we went the warmer and greener it became. We got to experience the different rest areas in each state, and I got to say that the ones on IL were the best!! It is warm and clean with coffee and snake machines. We arrived at College Station safe and sound without hitting any deer or getting any tickets. There were a lot of cops on our way down!! Maybe there were trying to make some money before Thanksgiving!!  It took us 22 hours and droved 11,842 miles to get from Waukegan to College Station. Poor Sam had to get up early the next day to go to class while I got sleep in and take a nap that Monday~~ Life is unfair!


Now all my stuff is stacked in the corner of Sam’s apartment, and I’m SLOWLY going though them. I’m sure it will take me a while before I put every thing away~

2005年11月2日 星期三

The Best Reward

I had a Client meeting yesterday on a Village Hall renovation project, and was really happy on one of their comments. We just did another renovation for the town next to it, and I designed the entry sign walls. This Client liked it a lot, and they didn't know that we did those walls at the next town, but when we told them, they said we did a good job over there, and they would like to have something similar at their Village complex entry. Originally they had the Architects designed the sign walls but they do not like what the Architects did.

 

I did most of the design for this Village complex, and after the meeting, my boss said I did a great job!!! I think it is the best reward to hear both your Client and your boss say that to you!

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