Monday, April 2, 2012

First week in Delaware

Its been one week since we have moved to Delaware from Germany. One week since we left the Army lifestyle. It has been a roller coaster of emotions. Living in a brand new area with no jobs and no home has been tough. We are living in my cousins basement. Thank goodness for her or else we would be in a motel paying way too much and not being able to have that saved up money to pay for a home.
  Luckily, we do have that money still and have been looking in to a few nice decent priced homes/apartments. There is one we are really interested in that is literally one block away from Nicole's house. That would be great to live so close. We could have dinner parties together or easily go to each others house and go on shopping trips together. The apartments them selves are so nice. We did a walk through and I already know how I would like to decorate it. We filled out all the paperwork and we should find out in a few days if we are approved once the credit and background checks go through. I have paid off two cars and have never been in trouble with the law before so I know I will be fine.
  I'm not sure if I have mentioned it before, but I have wanted an IPhone since I first discovered them. I remember being in Germany and being so anxious to get one when we got back to America. Well, the morning after we got to Delaware, we went to Sprint and got the newest IPhones on the market. I got IPhone 4S and Steve got the regular IPhone 4. We got a family plan and since he is still considered Active Duty on Terminal Leave, he qualified for the Military discount of 25% off. SCORE! That's a pretty big chunk out of our bill. I am IN LOVE with this phone. I even bought the IPhone 4S for Dummies book from Barns and Noble just so I know everything that I can do. I can not put the darn thing down. So friends and family, if you would like my new number, please email me to get it. I don't really feel comfortable just putting it here for everyone to see.
Steve got the black and I got the white.
For those of you who are not quite sure what the IPhone 4S is.. check this out ..  Click here

  We are slowly getting used to the area. Its pretty nice where Nicole lives although the "ghetto" is about 15 minutes away. New jersey is minutes away as well, I am wanting to go see the "Jersey Shore" and maybe get a glimpse of the cast of the show... maybe see some "Guidos". We still haven't made it over there yet and I am super excited. I have only seen the Ocean once and that was when my Mom and I went to the Oregon Coast to spread my Dads ashes.
  We are getting the public transportation down as well. It was a little confusing at first. The first time we tried to use it, we got on the wrong bus and went right down in to down town Wilmington which is THEE Ghetto. I didn't know any better so I was wearing a cute little outfit ready to hit the town and explore a new place with my expensive Coach purse and brand new IPhone in my hand. Then I noticed all these crazy scary people started to get on the bus as we got closer and closer to down town that kept eying us up.  Needless to say, I did not feel safe. Now when we use the bus, I just have Steve hold on to my ID and I just put my phone in a pocket. Our Honda should be in America in about three weeks so until then, we will have to rely on the public buses.
  The Christiana Mall here is really nice. I think its safe to say its the biggest one I have been to yet. Nicole says that the King of Prussia in Pennsylvania (about 40 minutes) away is even bigger. We are planning on going there sometime soon.  Oh, and I have discovered Gelatos and Water Ice!! I have been missing out on so much good food. I am beginning to love the East Coast.
Walking through Walmart was so crazy! I sure have missed this place. Everything you need in one spot and for cheap. I could get used to America, again.

IPhone 4S for Dummies. I had to buy it.

The Christiana Mall. Its pretty big.

One half of the Mall. Couldn't get it all in one photo.

A glimpse of the Food court. HUGE!

Nicole giving Steve a very painful head massage.

Swedish Fish Gelato!

Dinner at JB Dawsons at the Mall. SO GOOD!

Old New Castle. Delaware is the first state in the United States.

Some of the buildings are even the same from when it was first founded.

The graveyard.
My cousin Nicole with her two fur babies.

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