(Long post alert!! I hate long posts….) We’ve been in our apartment for about 10 days. It’s a heck of a lot better than that
awesome disgusting house we were renting, which had enough fleas for all the dogs in town and some black mold that made breathing a new sport.
Although I didn’t like the idea of being cooped up in an apartment without a yard to run wild in, I think this is far better than the last situation. It’s quite a nice place, and we are blessed. All we have left to do is:
1. Fight with the management of the old place
2. Clean the old house
3. Fight with the management some more.
Then we should be free & clear of that lease. But let’s not focus on that. Wouldn’t you like a tour of our new place? It has a one-car garage (read: space for bikes & skis) and we have a second-floor place with no one over us, and only garages under us. I thought about cleaning up before I took the pictures, but then I thought I would just let you feel really good about your house instead. My method (refined 5 times now) of moving into a new place uses the “rotating pile of junk” method. I work my way out of one room, only to find that the pile of homeless belongings migrated to another room. If I do it right, the pile shrinks. I repeat, and eventually (like in 6 months) – the pile is gone.
A couple of notes:
1. I would like to point out the Butterfly Garden on the counter. Our chrysalids decided to emerge one day after bombing for fleas, and the day we moved in 30-degree temps. One butterfly emerged and survived. I’m not sure if I should be afraid of it, or send it off for genetic testing.
2. Look! I made the bed today. Laura – 1, Desire to sleep until the sun comes out – 0.
3. Abi and I decided on a theme for the kids’ room: Little House in the Big Woods. It’s going to be great. For now, we’re going with Little Beds in the Big Mess.
4. Don’t worry – all the stuff in the play room is easily moved so we can have a really nice large space for guests, with an Aero Bed. And you get your own bathroom! AND all the toys!! Come visit us soon!
Here’s what things looked like today: