Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Move...

Yep.  We live in Williston.  North Dakota.  It is, in fact, part of the United States.  I never knew, or be completely honest.  But now we will be calling it home for the next few years.  Mercy Medical Center offered me a pretty great job in their booming Emergency Room and we couldn't resist.  And with a little nudging from family, we decided it would probably be a good idea to document this wild ride via our very own blog.  And since we love Strange Brew (who doesn't!?), and we practically are in the great white north...our blogger URL was born.  Stay tuned for updates on life, crazy stuff we see, do, witness, experience, etc.  Prepare to be shocked and awed...and try not to be offended or disturbed - we can't make this stuff up :)

We got here after a long, 14 hour, uneventful caravan drive. There was some beauty along the way.  We saw a couple just chilling in the middle of a river in a canyon we drove through.  Unfortunately didn't get anything but a mental snapshot of that.  

 Through bug stained windshields we enter new territory...oil territory - as seen by miles of oil train cars and oil rigs all over the place.

 I think I was a lot more excited about our new home on the initial vision (May 3) of it than Tanner was.  And the first couple of weeks didn't help, seeing that our moving van was a week later than we expected.  We enjoyed a borrowed TV from someone at work (thanks Rick and Lori Lee!), 2 $9 Wal-mart camp chairs, and a cardboard box ottoman.  We did pretty well with that for a bit.


I started my job on May 7 and mostly just did orientation for the first week.  The second week was mostly shadowing and trying to figure out how the Emergency Room works up here.  Then our stuff got here on the 16th.  It was glorious to sleep on a bed and sit on a couch.

So I think we are gonna be okay.  Our home away from home.  A little sanctuary from the rest of the madness that surrounds us.  Definitely a typical trailer park.  I'm sure there will be a future blog on that and some of our classy neighbors :)

But I guess that brings us up to speed on the basics of our move and getting here.  Lots more stories already, but we'll get caught up with those in other blogs.  So stay tuned for more Adventures in Williston!


  1. I love it! So glad that you are on the blogging band wagon. It's such a great way to stay in touch! I love your cute place! What a fun adventure you're having. :). Keep writing! Love you!

  2. I think it's epic that you've started a blog! Huzzah! :) I can't wait for more awesome stories!!

  3. Nice blog Carissa! Can't wait to read the "classy neighbors" post. I'll keep an eye out for it. Did you get your vacuum? : )

    1. Yay!!! I LOVE it. So glad you started a blog. It'll be a FUN way to keep up with ya'll while your living it up in Williston. :) Can't wait for more stories.