Back Ground

Several years ago I decided to make a career change. I had been roofing in Phoenix AZ for many years and did not feel like I was fulfilling my destiny. I decided to go back to school and become a nurse. And so with my wife Kendra by my side I embarked on a remarkable journey , a journey of changes foreseen and unforeseen. When I began my schooling, nurses in Phoenix were in very high demand, hospital census was high, and sign on bonuses were the norm. Not so when I graduated. So after three months of fruitless searching in AZ, Kendra and I began to research compact states, and decided to apply at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City South Dakota, where I was eventually hired. The result of this hire was the unforeseen change, we had talked of moving to another area after graduation but did not imagine SD would be where we would end up. However, we fell in love with the area on first arrival. The Black hills essentially began right in town, Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, the Badlands, Hot Springs, Sturgis, and Mount Rushmore are all just a few miles away. Also, we are fortunate to have a congregation of 70 in Gillette Wyoming, which is only 150 miles west of us.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

We left Phoenix early morning Nov. 3rd, Our family, 2 dogs and the cat in the suburban, Frans and his daughter Lindsay in the moving truck.

Somewhere in Colorado we ran into snow, the kids were running around shouting and laughing. Of course, Caitlyn's shoes were lost in the packing, so she was out in bare feet.

  Jenna and kitty. Caitlyn was either in the back seat or riding in the big truck with Frans.

  Finally, on the afternoon of the second day we arrived at Vonada's in Gillette, WY, where we would stay two nights before continuing on to Rapid City. We also left the dogs and the two oldest kids with Vonada's while we were house hunting.

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