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Since November, quite a bit has happened! Thanksgiving we spent in Boston with my aunt, cousins, and grandparents. It was really fun, and really nice being around family for Thanksgiving (since we weren't originally sure what we were going to do). We also sold our car! My goodness so much drama there-- the transmission went out about 3 months ago (because someone filled our transmission with ENGINE OIL instead of transmission fluid!-- probably at a oil change place), we also had to get the radiator fixed, and then a month later the ENGINE went out. Basically, it was having lots of problems that was costing Rodney and me more and more money. It's a great car, that just had an incredibly unlucky spell that we just decided to sell to trade it in for a newer car with less miles. We love our new car-- it's a 2002 Honda Civic EX, blue. Pictures attached. :) My uncle actually let us borrow his company car, which was really very nice considering how long we had to use it in transition of getting a new one, and it was a SMART car! :) So much fun to drive.
Here's the car we drove while looking for a car:
And here's our new car!!! :)
For Christmas, we went home for the holidays! :) It was truly amazing. Seeing family and friends again, and just being back in Boise was incredible. We love it here in Massachusetts, with how new everything is and exciting new places to see, but we realized when we went to Boise just how much we really miss it. We kind of made a decision that Boise is really where we want to end up. We love the adventure of going places for school and such, but not to live. After Rodney graduates with his master's, we'll be definitely moving back to Idaho (unless Rodney gets an incredible offer somewhere else). I'll get a job when we move back, and Rodney will work on developing a saxophone studio again, substituting in the area for a couple of years, and then going and getting his doctorate. He eventually wants to end up developing an enormous studio in a "saxophone-under-developed" town (like Boise), ranging from college-age to beginners where he can work with all ages, host studio classes, and create studio recitals. He's thinking about also doing a saxophone methods book, one which works for the beginner saxophone player that gets them to learn all of the really essential things he feels are missing from the current method books. Exciting stuff!
Since we've been back, a couple things are new. I was lucky enough to get a lot of new things for Christmas that give me things to do in my spare time, such as scrapbooking supplies and knitting supplies. I've already started knitting a scarf! I also decided to take a second job, so I've applied at various places. I already have an interview set up on the 28th of this month for American Eagle. This will give me more to do during the week and weekends, and Rodney and I could definitely use the money. Subbing has been nice, but it doesn't give me the same motivation and it doesn't keep me busy like having another job would.
Well, there's an update for now. More pictures to come!