The past week was short on photos but big on things happening. First, I got two new things: a haircut and a new lens for my camera (a 28-135, for those who care about things like that).
I went to the temple on Friday night, and on Saturday I was in a car accident. Those aren’t related, but I like doubling up on pictures.
The accident wasn’t a large one, and it’s very difficult to explain, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the roads here in New Orleans. But luckily it wasn’t my fault, and it looks like the other driver’s insurance will cover everythings. I’ve been talking to them about getting it done quickly, too, because I got one more new thing this last week – a new job!
That’s right – I’ll be moving back to Salt Lake City in three weeks. I have really mixed feelings about the move. I was planning to move back in June when Mike and Amanda also leave New Orleans, but this is sooner than I expected. After reading depressing comments on NPR facebook stories about hundreds of people unable to find work and being unemployed for years, I decided that if I wanted a job when I move back to SLC, I should start looking now. I didn’t think I’d find one so quickly. While it’s hard to move so soon (before Mardi Gras and crawfish season, before Peter’s 4th birthday and Penny calling me something other than Sue and Lucy crawling), I feel so fortunate to have a new job with everything I wanted in a job. (They are even giving me a Costco membership as a welcome gift – how cool is that?) And of course, I’m thrilled to live near the rest of my family and friends and in a city that I love.
I’ve already created a bucket list of things to do in New Orleans, so I’m going to live it up. And I have a roadtrip to look forward to, too! (Please just let the weather cooperate.)