Hello People of Payson!
Baby, it’s HOT outside and almost as hot inside! I know you Payson natives might disagree with my weak sauce self, but I am melting.. MELTING. I can’t help but hear that word in the wailing voice of the Wicked Witch of the West after she gets her dousing with cold scummy bucket water. No AC in my house yet, (except for one room that’s not really connected to the other rooms, long story to come later!) and so, we have fans and window shades and popsicles. Seriously, if my freezer would produce enough ice, I’d have a nice cool pool in the bathtub and be in there until I’m prune-y.
I am a recent transplant to Payson, I moved here with my Husband and kids in January. We are calling the move an adventure and its been surprisingly awesome! Reconnecting with family, new jobs to learn and friends to make. The new neighbors have even been pretty great. As far as a welcome goes folks, you get a solid 8.5 out 10!
Not to say it hasn’t been with out some bumps in the road, you know the kind of bumps that are ridiculously big that make your car bottom out and screech horribly until you finally pass over it. I’ll just give you the highlights.. Living with the Parents (And I LOVE my Parents) while selling and shopping for a new house, stressful for everybody. A cracked rib on my birthday which just so happened to also be the day we were loading and moving all of our stuff down here and into the new house. A leaking washer drain hose and bathtub caused the ceilings in my kids bedrooms to fall in places and become one with the floors. Getting sick because I couldn’t/wouldn’t stop unpacking, working, running the kids around while my rib healed..
That said, I really like it here. No, really. My kiddos are adjusting and happy with their new schools and friends, Our Church family has welcomed us with open arms and put us to work, and our new house is weird and quirky (which we love, mostly), we live close enough to the canyon for my Hubbs to hit the trails and pound out the miles as he trains for the Bear 100 in September. (Crazy, I know! He’s the runner, I’m the fall-er but it works for us!)
So People of Payson, jump on board for the adventure and lets see where this takes us!