So like the title says, I've got some big news, but I think I'll save the biggest for last. So first off, we made it to Hollywood. We saw a lot of lovely and gorgeous things along the way. I'm always amazed by God's creations (like Zion National Park). Thankfully we only encountered one problem, which is now just hilarious. NTP's car got a flat tire on the very last day only two hours away from L.A. We were stuck in the middle of the desert and the temperature coming off the pavement was a toasty 136 degrees while him and his dad put the spare on. We managed to get the car to the nearest town (Barstow, CA) and into Walmart. The auto people at Wally World informed us it would be about two hours before the car was done. So we wandered around for two hours and then went to check on it. They had JUST gotten it down off the lift when the power went out. Apparently a little rain in the desert is a big deal and shuts the whole town down. So they kicked us all out of the store and locked it up. With NTP's car in the garage. Then started sending workers home. To make a long story short we finally did get the car and made it to L.A. five hours after we planned on getting there. Frustrating then, funny now. But anyway, we're working on getting settled in and I'm trying not to hyperventilate every five minutes.
Next on the news agenda... I'm about to revamp the ol' blog. I'm continuing to write (and maybe SOMEday I'll actually finish), but I think it's time for a new theme. So since I uprooted from the South I love so dear and moved to Hollywood, I think I'm going to share my adventures in figuring out how to be an adult, finding a job, and bringing a little of the South to this town.
And now for the biggest news. Drumroll please... MY BEST FRIEND IS ENGAGED!!!!! I'll let her tell ya'll all the adorable details on her blog Have Your Cake and Eat It Too. I'm so so so incredibly happy for her. She's marrying a wonderful man that takes very good care of her and I'm so excited to see what the future brings them. I'm also very sad that I can't be there to share in this with her. Lord knows I love throwing parties. But I'll find a way to help and share in as much as possible with her. She's the greatest friend a girl could have and I love her very much. Ok, I promise I'm done with the sappiness now.
Stay tuned for the Hollywood adventure!