Thursday, March 17, 2011


I get to see this beauty tomorrow!!! yay!!

So... 4 months of work at this dental office later we are officially moving to ASTORIA OREGON!! woo woo! It is really SUCH a relief. the last four and something months have been insane. living in astoria during the week while I work and live at a hotel, and then driving four hours back to seattle for the weekend has NOT been very thrilling. (big understatement). but now it is officially over!

I have officially decided that I am happy I have chosen to be a Dental hygienist. The first few weeks were a little rocky, not becuase of the transition from school to an office because I thought that was not a transition at all, but becuase all i did was clean teeth all day.. luckily, I have learned this is not true. I have made some great friends while working. Being a dh is a very social job and its great to interact with people and learn crazy new facts all the time from them. I make $40.00 an hour, which is pretty cool right out of school. I work normal hours, (no crazy night shifts or anything), and if i need a day off or something its not to hard to request it off. One problem with DH is there are TOOO many people going into it so its becoming over saturated and its hard to find a job these days, but that is a different topic.

Ben has found a full time job in astoria at U.S. bank which has amazing benefits, and it works for us for now. We went apartment shopping, which was a crazy experiance! Can I just say, everything there is OLD. Like OLD OLD. its a little run down in parts but I still love the style of the houses, they are all victorian, and craftsman style houses. We found quite a gem. its 101 years old, and I love all of its character. K, so it does not have a washer or dryer, a dishwasher, and it has a pedistal tub with shower hooked to it like the picture i will post.. but it has TONS of BIG windows, and all hardwood floors that are super distressed and cool looking, and its very spacious and open, which is perfect! Ill post pics of it when we get all moved in, which is on saturday!

Anyways, I have been super lame posting LONG posts that I know aren't very fun to read, but its an update, and I will read it someday and be like, I rememeber that time of my life :) So its good to me!


AB said...

Hey Melody this is Afton. We used to go up to Astoria all the time growing up and I love it there! When you started describing the houses I just had to laugh because I know what you mean. The houses there are so old it isn't even funny, but that what makes it cool. You will have to go see the Goonies house though and the tower/column they have there. It is such a pretty view! I can't wait to see pictures of your place :)

Brandi said...

We're so excited for you guys! We'll have to come down and visit sometime! I must admit that I am a little sad you guys won't be just a short drive away, but I'll learn to live with it :) Can't wait to see pictures! My mom was telling me about the house and it sounds like it has lots of character! So fun!

Michelle said...

I had no idea you were moving to Astoria! I went there a couple of years ago while we were in school and thought to myself that I would love to live in that little town. It is gorgeous!

I stayed in a place about a half hour away - Oysterville, WA. They have a fun kite flying festival each year. You should go to that!

kerry and taylor said...

Hey!!! congrats on the job, sounds like you guys are doing great!!! we will have to come see you guys there!!!! WE MISS YA!!!!!

Rick and Rachelle said...

We had so much fun with you guys! Hopefully we'll get to come see you in Astoria. Your little place sounds so cute. I hope you are just loving it!

audrey said...

Hi Melody,
I just stumbled across your blog while goggling dental hygiene jobs in Astoria. My husband and I will be moving to Astoria in July due to his Coast Guard transfer from Boston. I've just graduated from hygiene school out here in Massachusetts, and I'm noticing that its pretty slim pickings for dh jobs in the least online. Do you have any tips for finding dh jobs to apply to or even house hunting tips? Thanks so much and congrats on your new job!
~ Audrey

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