Friday, June 19, 2009

I Like People

I often get frustrated with people, either because of their stupidity or my own lack of social skills, and declare that I want nothing to do with the human race. This past week, though, I've felt rather fond of our little species. Following is a list of people for whose existence I have been grateful this past week (if you're not on the list, I think you should ask yourself, to paraphrase Janet Jackson, "What have you done for Ben lately?"):
  • FoxyJ, who has filled the role of Supermom superbly, both before, during, and after the move, despite the fatigue of being two months pregnant. When she and I do difficult things together, I'm reminded of what a good team we make.
  • S-Boogie and Little Dude, who remain lovable as ever, despite how frustrating they can be sometimes.
  • My sister L, who did the footwork of househunting for us so we could just get here and unload the truck into our nice new home.
  • My mother-in-law, Earth Sign Mama, who flew out to Davis, helped us pack, helped FoxyJ drive across Nevada, and helped us unpack here before flying back home on Monday.
  • The elders quorum in Davis, who helped us load a 16' truck in about 45 minutes.
  • The relief society in Davis, who helped us get our apartment cleaned a good hour and a half ahead of schedule.
  • My mom, two sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and my sister's boyfriend who I'd never met before, who all were ready to unload the truck as soon as we got here.
  • Green Mormon Architect and family, who stopped by to help while we were unpacking on Saturday.
  • Edgy and Dec (or is his blogonym now Flameman?), who would have helped, had I arrived two hours earlier, as I intended to.
  • My brother-in-law L, who showed up Monday morning to mow our overgrown lawn.
  • Tolkien Boy, Brozy, Samantha, and all the other friends and family we've seen and/or will see soon, reminding us of why we moved back to Utah.
  • My boss, who said a couple weeks ago, "Hey, I heard you were looking for a full-time job. Do you want to work full-time for us?"
Life is good. I'm kind of exhausted now because we've been going nonstop for a couple weeks, but I'm happy. I spent a good portion of the drive here grinning, and I don't think it was just because I was in the moving truck, with not a screaming child in earshot.

9 comments:

Katya said...

Hooray for a job!

Edgy said...

Hmm. I was under the impression it was going to be FlameBoy.

Mr. Fob said...

Thanks, Katya.

FlameBoy it is.

Julie said...

So you have a full-time job? Does that come with maternity benefits?

Mr. Fob said...

Sadly, no. It's a small company, so doesn't offer healthcare. Maybe Obamacare will be available by February?

Sarah said...

Now that you are here, Scott and I need to meet you!

Email Scott and make a plan!

Mr. Fob said...

I was just thinking the same thing. Will do.

Melyngoch said...

Damn. Knew I should have done something for you lately.

Mr. Fob said...

I guess you did read and comment on my 400-page novel. But I meant something big.