Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Josh is the newest employee at WATE-TV

Today was my first day at WATE-TV, in Knoxville. I did a lot of paper work. Nothing too exciting. A big murder trial was going on today, and the verdict was reached, so that took up a lot of the day. I hope good things are in store!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

More photos of Josh's new apartment

Josh's new apartment

I finally got everything where it needs to be. My apartment is only an efficiency, so I had to be creative. I have an office, bedroom, and living room combo. I really like it.

Josh is now in KNOXVILLE

I am finally here! Starting my 3rd day in Tennessee.

Everything went great with the move. I made two trips from AL to TN on Thursday. I was really tired after that day. Yesterday, I bought my first queen size bed for $355 at a Mattress Expo. I enjoyed sleeping on it last night. This morning, the Comcast man came and installed my cable and Internet. I have to buy a couple more things to buy this morning, and will then post some photos later. So far, things are going good. More to come . . .

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My last day at WAFF 48

Here are some photos of my last day at WAFF 48. It is officially over. Just a few minutes ago, my news director came up and took my keys. It is now off to WATE-TV News 6.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Josh's final day at WAFF 48

Wednesday is my final day at WAFF 48 News. On the way home from work, I had a peaceful feeling I accomplished everything I wanted to do here. I have covered some big stories, from the Air Evac Helicopter Crash that killed 3, to the quadruple murder in Green Hill. I have become good friends with a lot of people here. My church family has been great, and I really got close with the women who work at the Florence/Lauderdale Tourism Office. They have all become like family. I am excited about my new adventure in Tennessee. It will be interesting to see what happens in this next chapter of my life. I am glad I will be close to Leigh and her family. I hope to spend a lot of time with them. If you are ever in Knoxville, please come by. My new apartment is very small, but you are welcome to camp out on the floor! I plan to move all my stuff Thursday and Friday. I hope to relax a little before my first day of work at WATE-TV on October 28th.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Josh is cavity free

After more than 5 years of not going to the dentist, I thought it might be good to go before my insurance switched. I made an appointment at Cox Creek Family Dentistry in Florence, and got them cleaned. Good news: NO CAVITIES. They said I take very good care of my teeth. I have only had one cavity my entire life, and that was when I was a young.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Josh's Primary Party

We broke church rules today and had a party at church. It was my last time to teach my Sunday school class before I moved, so I bought some chips and salsa to munch on. We did have a lesson too.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Josh meets golf champion Stewart Cink

Stewart Cink, for those of you who don't know him, won the 2009 British Open in 2009. Cink is originally from Florence, and learned how to play golf at the Florence Golf and Country Club.

I meet him at the airport when he flew in on his private jet Friday, and took this photo with him on Saturday at the country club.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Josh's laundro-mat goes smoke-free

You heard me right! Finally, Ecno-Wash in Florence is smoke-free. The bad part . . . tonight was my last night of doing laundry there. That's messed up. I am glad for now on, no one's clothes has to smell like smoke.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Josh's new neighborhood

I just found this web site about the neighborhood where I am going to live in Knoxville. Check it out:

More photos from the birthday party (Sponge Bob Square Pants got a lot of licks)

Kelsey, Harrison, and Hunter's Surprise Birthday Party

Since I am a bad uncle, I thought I would make up all the missed birthdays by having one large birthday party for Kelsey, Harrison, and Hunter. We had to do it after the football game when everyone was home. It was a lot of fun.

Kelsey cheers at JV football game

After my interview in Knoxville, I got to spend a couple of days with the Youngblood's in Asheville, NC. I will only live 2 hours from them. During my visit, I got to go to Kelsey's football game. She is one of the JV cheerleaders.

Josh's New Apartment (INSIDE SHOTS)

The apartment is only an efficiency, but the price was well worth it. It was just remodeled about 2 years ago, so it's really nice inside. If you come to visit, don't forget your sleeping bags!

Josh's New Apartment (OUTSIDE SHOTS)

The day before my interview I found a place to live. Heavenly Father was really watching out for me. My new apartment is just a few blocks from the TV station.