Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Hunt is Over!

That's right folks, we found a new apartment! We took the parents down to look over the complex on Thursday, filled out all the paperwork, I gave my current manager notice yesterday, and we move the last week of the month! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am! No more peeing walls! At least we hope.

Seriously though - this complex is newer and nicer - and we're only going to be paying $40 more than we are now! The manager is really nice and seems to be really on top of things. Much more so than my current manager. It will be a little bit smaller than the place we're in now, but it has better storage, so I think it's all going to work out pretty well :)

It was kinda funny, when I went to give our current apartment manager notice that we're vacating, she knew exactly why we were leaving! LOL She apologized up one side and down the other for all the problems we've had in our apartment, tried to convince me that it was abnormal (and it might be), and offered to move us to a different unit. I told her as gently as I could that we just felt more comfortable with a newer building. She's a sweet old lady, I do like her as a person even if I don't think she's a great apartment manager. I didn't bother to tell her that even though I like her and Bob (the fix-it guy) I'll be a lot more comfortable in a place where the fix-it guy works more than two days a week, and where there's a more proactive approach to problems.

My plan for the next couple weeks is to try and pack a little every day. I'm starting with things that we don't use often (like the extra blankets, my crystal bowl, pictures) so that progress is being made! I'm also going to try to go through and seriously ask myself "does this really need to go with us?" and get rid of even more things. I'm a compulsive pack rat - but I've managed to purge a lot over my/our last 4 moves.

Oh my gosh - this is my 5th move in 2 years! Argh!

Did I mention in general I hate moving?

I am a person of routine. Moving requires completely disrupting that routine. First there's the stress of figuring out where your moving too. Then the packing up. Then the unpacking. Then finding out how your routine is going to work as you get settled into the new place.

I'm guessing that's a large part of why I've been so tired lately. Stress from trying to find a place we could afford that would be healthy for me, and because it's so disrupted my routine. That's why this blog hasn't been as consistent as normal. Lack of routine and exhaustion!

I'll try to keep things up around here as much as I can, but I must admit I'm really looking forward to the end of August! I figure by then we'll be at least mostly settled into the new place, Mo will be going back to school, and I can reclaim a routine for myself :D

Did I mention I do have my first bag packed? It's a garbage bag full of blankets :P Hope to get more done today! There's nothing on the agenda today - no where to go - so I figure I can do a little bit here and there around my normal reading/writing/beading/chatting :P


Franni said...

Good luck with yoru move Ruthie!

Birdwell said...

Good luck with moving. I once had a friend tell me that there are three things to be avoided in life at all costs. Moving, divorce, and death. Grin. So far I have only managed to avoid death. Grin. I moved a lot as a child (and have divorced parents--I am doing good at the avoiding my own divorce. Natch).

Actually I could do with a good moving. We have SO MUCH crap and both of us are packrats and too "busy" to do a proper de-cluttering. The only way I know to de-clutter is to move. LOL.

Good luck in your new place!!!

Memories for Life said...

So, So Happy for you two!!!
Glad it's a nicer/newer place with more storage :)

Good luck with the packing...but take it easy :)

Patti said...

I'm always amazed at the treasures i find when I'm moving. Hope you find some, too and good luck with the move!

TiLT said...

yippee!!! Glad to hear you found a place...and purging the excess - that is one bonus of moving :)

Splendid Little Stars said...

Hooray! Hooray! a new , un-peeing apartment! I do NOT like moving. I told my husband the last time we moved (9 years ago), that my next time would be a pine box.
I hear you on the packing, although I really don't mind packing. It's the unpacking that's awful for me. But then you have an exciting new place to live in!
(PS: I am in the process of going through ALL my mother's belongings, deciding what to keep, give away, donate, pitch, save to assess later. So I AM thinking about you!)

BeadedTail said...

Best of luck with your move! Hope all goes smoothly and you can be settled in quickly!

Krafty Max Originals said...

congrats! wish i lived closer - i don't think florida classifies as 'down the street' - i would help you move! congrats, congrats!! don't worry, it will all be over soon.

Anonymous said...

Hey hey - I'm moving too at the end of the month (fingers crossed). Good luck, Ru! :)