Monday, July 27, 2009

A Room with a View

Well, it isn't easy, but I am doing it. Moving on up to the de-luxe apartment in the sky. Two bedrooms, no waiting. haha! I talked with the owners on Saturday evening, they came by Sunday morning and the deal was made. My rent is only $65 more for that extra room (and the livingroom is bigger) is worth it. After next weekend, we should be completely relocated. We are going to clean our vacancy as deeply as possible, in hopes of not depleting my deposit fund. Whatever they have to spend out of what I put down when I originally moved in, I will have to replenish. I am hoping they will go easy on me.

I worked on Saturday and it was really busy. I babysat on Saturday evening, but it was kind of cheaty as I went over late and all the babies were asleep. I just watched tv, while their parents went cosmic bowling. My kind of gig.

Yesterday, Sunday, was mostly devoted to beginning the move. We actually got quite a bit done. We have only been there a little over a year, so haven't accumulated a great deal of stuff that isn't absolutely necessary. Just trying to get my utilities switched over and all that. Guh. So far, I have the electricity scheduled to be switched and I have the DirecTV people coming out. But I am having less luck trying to schedule the gas to be turned on and the switching of the internet service. These folks are hard to pin down...mostly because I don't know account numbers and things...they just take my money automatically each month and I don't have bills sitting around handily with numbers on them. I need to get organized :-)

Recognize this picture from Saturday? Okay, well, you can see our new apartment there...see the arrow? I am there. I will show you the inside when we get settled a bit.

So, those of you who were rooting for me to get my own room...yay team! Girlie Girl's arguments were sound and I was able to move forward. But I will be so glad when the move is OVER. What do you remember most about a move that you made? Good or bad, I'd love the story. And please...send me energetic thoughts!!!


AlienCG said...

Congratulations on the relocation. The new digs will be totally worth the relocation. I hope all goes smoothly.

Ananda girl said...

Yay! For the new to you room! I just got mine too. I am really liking the privacy, which I never really minded not having... but now that I do I like it a lot.

How will you decorate your space? Mine is strictly based on function so far. I love to see other's decorations. StbX always did our decor. This is an adventure that I think I will like.

I hope you have fun doing it!

Churlita said...

Oh good. I bet it will be really worth it...At least after the horrible move is all done.

Tara said...

More room equals a happier family, I'm relieved for you and the kids will have more space! Plus, you don't have to worry about traveling far! And a very nice view of the pool!

laura b. said...

AlienCG: I am starting to see that it will really be worth it. I just want the moving part to be finished :-)

Ananda: I am not much of a decorator either. I like to be comfortable and I like seeing things around me that I people I love have given me. Aside from that, function :-)
Enjoy your new space!!!

Churlita: Thanks. It will be worth it and I keep telling myself the hard part will be over before I know it.

Tara: It is a big advantage just to be able to walk a few loads over when the mood strikes :-) By next Monday, I am hoping to be fully settled, with everyone stretched out in their greater spaces...

Pamela said...

I'm glad you made the decision. The effort now will be paid back many times with rewards I am sure.

I have had soooo many moves! Two sets illustrate my life. I drove across the country to graduate school with my entire life in a station wagon. And then when I moved out of my ex's house, I had to have a huge huge truck. And thankfully a lot of friends to help me.

Sebastien said...

I think you are going to be very happy with your move :)

I remember the biggest move my family made when I was young, moving from Indianapolis to Kobe, Japan. It was devastating for me because I had so many wonderful friends in Indy. But now, I look back on it and I really appreciate the experiences I had in Japan, although I wasn't ever very happy there.

laura b. said...

Pamela: Thank you for the encouragement.
Those two ways of moving do say a lot. It is important to have have a life of substance, but there is something very freeing about the fewest possible possessions.

Sebastien: Thank you, I am seeing that it will work out.
Wow, yes, moving to a complete other country had to have been life changing. I can't even imagine what that must have been like. And here I am whining about moving across the courtyard :-)