So the weather here in Mesa is fabulous. It's 8pm and the temperature is still in the 60s. And it's sunny and comfortable weather all day.
I moved into my house down here and I like it. Parking is kind of a pain right now because I can park in the garage, basically have to.. the road outside is a private drive with a fire lane on both sides of the street, so you aren't supposed to park there.... but I don't have a door opener right now. So everytime I want to come and go I have to run through the house and use the door opener on the wall. So I'm still waiting on my own door opener.
My roommate, Heather, is still trying to get the rest of the house clean, painted etc. so basically it's just the bedrooms that are organized. Unfortunately the people who had the house before let their kids run wild with crayons and I think paint sets sometimes so there's scribbles all over the place.
Unfortunately we don't have internet access either yet, so luckily tonight I ran to my parents hotel to post a quick update and check my email because I don't know when I'll be back on. Supposedly we're going to be hooked up on Tuesday, but we'll see.
I really like my room though and I got all my furniture off of Craigslist. I found a free oak queen size sleigh bed and and queen size Serta mattress set for $100. I also found a clothing armoire (basically three shelves with doors in front and 2 drawers). And it's cherry in color and about 4 1/2 feet tall and extremely sturdy. And it looks really nice. Anyway I called and said I wanted it before I left Idaho and I agreed to pay $17 for it because it's a real solid piece of furniture and it had a nice picture online. Well when I got there to pick it up, they wouldn't let me pay for it. I guess I had mentioned that I was student teaching down here when they asked why I was moving down here, and they said that I was going to have enough expenses (I'm pretty sure the wife was a teacher) and that I should just take it.
So I furnished my room for $100 and it's all quality furniture too!! It's going to be a lot harder to move now though, can't fit these into my car!!
Today I went to the Singles Ward here (that unfortunately starts at 8am) and the people seem extremely nice. I had several people come up and introduce themselves and a few people over FHE and activities and the RS pres. all came up and told me about upcoming events. Someone has also already given me a copy of the ward directory. So I already feel very welcome. So now all I have to worry about is the actual reason for me to be down here, student teaching.... And it starts tomorrow.... gulp. Facing a class room of 29 - 4th graders is actually a lot more intimidating that the singles branch.... So I'm going to take a deep breath, smile, and hope they won't notice my hypotheical knee shaking.
Oh and the hardest part at least that I know of as of right now, I have to be to the school by 7:15am. Which means that my bedtime has been moved up a lot. And I have to wake up a lot earlier too.
But that's an update of life here in Mesa and I'll hopefully get internet soon so I can add some photos etc.