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Monday, February 19, 2007

Two weeks in Orem

It has now been two weeks since I moved to Orem. I like it down here. The past two weeks have been filled with job interviews, cleaning, and getting to know my new roommates and members of the singles ward. My roommates, for those of you who are unaware, are Sarah and Camille. Sarah is my cousin, and is only a year younger than myself. She works full time while doing independent study. She is a smart, strong woman with an infectious laugh. She shares her room with Camille. This quiet, blond transplant from Boise, Idaho, is very nice. Camille is 21 and will surely benefit from living with two older and more irreverent roommates. My room is basically unpacked, with only two or three boxes remaining. I can hear a little of the traffic from my bedroom at night, but not so much as to keep me awake. The apartment consists of two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, a kitchen, a front room, and various closets.
Right now I spend my time cleaning, going on interviews, organizing my room, reading, and discovering Orem and the Orem City Library. I have gone on four interviews in the last week and have two more scheduled for this coming week. It is very frustrating to convey your ability to do a job to the interviewer. Knowing that if they hired you, they would be very happy with your performance and would be sad to see you ever leave. How does a person convey that message without seeming very arrogant and full of self-importance? I have not figured that out yet. Anyway, the search continues.
The singles ward that I belong to seems very nice. Yesterday was my first time attending church there. I met several very nice people and renewed my acquaintance with some people I have previously met at ward prayer or family home evening last week. Some of those include Tyson, Brian, Cassie, and Alicia. (Hopefully I spelled all of these names correctly.) It seems like a fairly normal group of people (hopefully I can make friends before they realize how strange I am.) I hope to be able to conceal my past ward callings from this bishopric. I really don't want to be called as the ward chorister again. Some members of the ward and other nice people have graced our apartment this week. Tyson came over to watch a video with us girls and then he, JR, and Melissa came over for games. They ended up staying until almost 1:30 am. It was a lot of fun. I wish I could post more pictures with this post. Sadly, Sarah's computer seems to be angry with me. In order to show me who's boss, it will not allow me to add pictures. I had to go to the FedEx store in order to add them. They card .30 a minute to use their computers. What a rip off. Oh well, such is life. They also charge $1.00 per page to fax.


jjohnsen said...

Doesn't the Orem library have free computers you could use?

-A said...

What fun and excitement. I know it's a bit of a drive, but if the Orem library doesn't have computers, I know that Provo does. I'd love to say this comment was for your enlightenment, but mostly I like seeing pictures and wouldn't want to miss out. :-)