Sunday, August 26, 2012


I have pretty much had the longest week of my life.  It started off fine everything seemed to be going smoothly on Monday, then I get a call on Tuesday morning from my dad apologizing that something might not work out according to schedule with the condo and I might not get to move in during the weekend.  By Tuesday afternoon everything seemed to be back on schedule, I sent out an email for work and the list that was used for the recipients of that email was completely wrong and I started to get a flood of calls and emails on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, some of them clearly overreacting.  Wednesday we did a walk through of the condo before the previous owner moved out, and everything was going to be ok and move in was on schedule.  I heard nothing on Thursday and I get ready to move stuff on Friday afternoon after work.  Then I get a call on Friday morning say we cannot close until Monday.  I have a panic attack because I have movers and a truck scheduled for Friday afternoon. We get it worked out that I can move all of my stuff into the garage of the condo and then I can move in on Monday after everything closes.

Friday morning before I knew about the latest delay in the moving process I posted this quote on Facebook:  Life is like a roller coaster, it has its ups and downs.  You have to choose whether you scream or enjoy the ride.  I left Lake Placid a month ago tomorrow and I will finally get to sleep in my condo.  This has been the most stressful time for me because I have been basically living in a hotel room with a fraction of my things and two large dogs--not something I recommend trying.  After driving away from the condo one night I realized that I needed an attitude adjustment.  Yes, it has been a hard situation.  Yes, there have been several false alarms on moving in.  Through all of that drama I seem to forget that I got to move home, to a place that I missed desperately for a year and to the people that I love and are important to me.  I definitely decided from that moment on that anytime something else happened with this situation that I would take a minute and remember to be grateful that I have a place to live in a gorgeous mountain town.

Here's the pic from the condo flyer.  More photos to come tomorrow when I move in

From the hike Jenny, the dogs and I went on yesterday

Monday, August 6, 2012


If you follow me on any other social media, you'll know that I recently accepted a job with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association in Park City, Utah.  I was sad to leave my athletes at bobsled and skeleton but this was the best move for me.  My parents bought a condo in Park City and that is where I will live.  We haven't closed yet but I will for sure post pictures when I move in.

This weekend, my first weekend back in Utah, Jenny and I took the dogs out on a nice hike in American Fork Canyon.