Thursday, July 29, 2010

Guam Life

I'm enjoying Guam life. The weather is awesome. It rains a lot but we are in typhoon season so that is to be expected. I am finding lots of new creatures. Geckos, frogs, jelly fish, and sea cucumbers just to name a few. The ocean water is nice. It's warm but not hot. I haven't spent much time at the beach but plan to make more trips soon. I am looking for a job but it's not turning out so good. I gave my name to the man at fleet and family and he is going to call me to set up an appt. with him to see if we can find me a job. I am learning how to drive Chris' truck (it's stick shift). It's frustrating and I don't like it. But I'm starting to get the hang of it. I have taken Chris to work 3 days now. So I'm getting my practice. Chris is leaving on Thursday to go out on the ship. He will be gone approx. 2 months. I'm scared that I will get really lonely. I wish someone could come out and see me while he is gone. The other wives tell me that they will keep me busy and hang out with me to keep me company but I just don't know if it will help much. I'm trying to make friends but it's not easy. None of our stuff is here so that has been hard. Our ship date isn't until Aug 10th and then we have to wait for it to get here. I'm missing my crafting stuff a lot. I think I may take up gardening until our stuff gets here. I have also discovered my love for cooking since I have been here. I haven't gotten too creative because I don't have any of my stuff but what I have been able to do has got me hooked. I discovered my love for baking about 2 years ago but never knew I loved to cook as well. That's all I have for now. I promise to update more often. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Adventure Begins

The plane trip was long. We flew from Vegas to San Fransisco which was about an hour flight. We both slept the whole way. We had a layover of about an hour and then off to Hawaii we went. That flight was about 5 hours. We both slept almost the whole time. I was awake for about a half hour and Chris was awake for about an hour. Our layover in Hawaii was 2 hours. We had a nice sit down lunch and looked in some of the stores. It went by pretty fast. The flight from Hawaii to Guam was the longest and hardest. 7 hours. I tried to sleep but I was so uncomfortable. We got our own personal television so we were able to choose what we wanted to watch and we were served 2 meals. Once we landed in Guam it was July 4th at 6pm and I was so ready to be off that stupid plane. Chelsey picked us up and we went back to her house and quickly showered then headed off to Tina's house to try to enjoy what we had left of independence day. I got to meet the crew and we played Cranium and Apples to Apples. I was completely exhausted by the time we went to bed. Which was still kind of early at 11pm. Monday was non eventful but seemed like it was a full day. We went to the exchange and the furniture store. We went to his barics and organized all our stuff and grabbed what he needed from his room. Then we went back to the Carrillo's house hand hung out while we waited for Chelsey to get home. Then the four of us went to dinner and a movie. We went straight to bed after coming home from the movies, it was only 10. I am now waiting for Chris to get off work so we can check on our housing and get me enrolled in DEERS and TRICARE. So far I like Guam. It's very humid. It's not that hot, it's just very sticky. Not too many bugs so far, only annoying nats and flys. I will keep you all posted on my adventures in Guam!