Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Beach Bound

Today is my last day at WAFF and it's kind of bittersweet. I am so happy that I am getting my own show and I get to move on. I am also glad that I get to move to a new city. I always look at moving as an adventure. But I am sad because I do have to leave behind so many wonderful co-workers. I love our morning crew. The folks that work on the morning show at WAFF are like family and I will miss them greatly. So, just a shout-out to Tracy, Denise, Jade, Jeff C., Jeff G., Sony, Lee, Will, Brian, Madison, Chris, D.J., Brandon, O'Harold, and Andrew...and I can't forget Rachad, who just recently left our morning show for a job in the evenings. You guys have made my time at WAFF great and most of you were always supportive of me while I was trying to learn...even if I made severe mistakes on-air. And for that, I thank you! I couldn't have done it without you! I can only hope my crew at WEAR will be as great as all of you. If any of you are ever in Pensacola, look me up!

When I came into work this morning at 2:30 a.m., I was so hungry because I don't have any food in my house since I am moving and restaurants are not open at that time of day. But I got to work, my wonderful co-workers had krispy kreme doughnuts waiting for me on my desk! I think they are trying to make me fat! But who cares? I was so happy that I had something to eat! You don't want to know how many I actually ate!

For my last day, I am celebrating by getting my very first flu shot. Fun! This is a big deal, because I HATE needles and who knows? My co-workers may get to see my cry today :) . My job is offering the shot here at work and I thought it would be a good idea, since I won't get sick days for three months at my new job...and I am moving in the middle of flu season. I don't want to risk it. I just hope that I don't get sick from the shot and I hope that my arm isn't sore afterwards. I do have to drive five and a half hours today.

I was hoping to make it out of the Tennessee Valley before any severe weather hit this month. (November is the worst month for severe weather here) and a bit of trivia for you...did you know Huntsville and Oklahoma City go back and forth each year as being the number one city to get tornadoes? Anyway, yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the 1989 tornado, which ripped through Huntsville, killing several people...and lo and behold...on the 16th anniversary of that terrible storm, we had severe weather again! So, yesterday, everyone waited for the weather. Most of it went north of us, hitting parts of Tennessee. I don't wish bad weather on anyone, but I am terrified of tornadoes, so I was happy I didn't have to deal with that yesterday...just some thunder and lightning and lots of rain. I will have to deal with hurricanes once I'm living on the Gulf Coast, but to me, that's not as bad as a tornado. At least, you know the hurricane is coming days in advance, so you have time to prepare.

I still don't have an apartment in Pensacola. I will be looking for one tomorrow and Friday. PLease pray that I will find one that I like, one that is safe, and one that I can easily afford. I don't want to spend my extra money I will be making in this job on my apartment. I want to actually be able to buy some new clothes for myself and maybe even a new car eventually. Right now, I keep fixing the car I have and I dress like a pauper because I can't afford anything else.

So, I am off to Florida! Bare with me for a few days while I'm moving. I won't be near a computer to post anything...but as soon as I'm settled, I will give you a full report.

And Jade, just so you know...it's really cold here (high of 48 today), but in Pensacola, it's going to be in the 60s and 70s this week! Have fun heading to the snow in Philly. And good luck to you! (Jade is a reporter at WAFF and is heading to a job at the end of the month in Philadelphia).

3 comments:

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jamleah said...

Safe traveling, Nicole! And happy apartment hunting! God's got the perfect one set aside just for you, I know it!

bomba said...

Hope you arrived safely. I'm in agreement with Jamleah. I think God gets a good laugh out of certain things he allows to happen. Such as you not having an apartment the day you are moving down there. He wants us to FULLY trust in Him.
Like Jamleah said, "He has the perfect one set aside just for you"