How LONG has it been!!!! Oh how I have missed you all… and the Internet for that matter. It has taken us a little while to get everything set up in our new home and even longer to post because I spent so much time catching up on everyone Else’s blogs first. Sorry to keep you all waiting so long, here is a little bit about what Chuck and I have been up to these last few weeks.
We packed it up. The whole Kit and Caboodle. I wondered how I would do moving being pregnant and all… but Chuck and worked out a nice system, I put most of it in the boxes and using his brute strength he hauled and shipped load after load. Go team Call!
Somewhere in the shuffle of it all, I got a little emotional. And I thought to myself, “WHY am I crying, I don’t like this cold, stinky, cramped, moldy apartment!” Yet it had nothing to do with my surroundings, I was just thinking about all of the wonderful memories we had there. It will forever be our little honeymoon home… and for that I love it.
As my mom pointed out, living here first will help us to appreciate other places we will live that much more.
Strangely enough I like moving, because it allows me to re asses my stuff/junk, get rid of things and reorganize. It also helps me find all of my bobby pins… which I will discover in the randomest
of corners and crevices.
And clean off the fridge. Which was one of Chuck’s only moving requests… “Tacy
, in our new place can we only have like one thing on the fridge door?”
(I am still working on scaling back… What can I say I like magnets and pictures. )
So I said good-bye to the kitchen with absolutely no counter space.
The weird ethnic smells in the hallways (Indian + Chinese + American Cooking in a closed hallway with no ventilation = Stanky Stankness).
The Mold that grows in the floorboards.
The little tiny ants that would seem to appear out of thin air.
The cement floor.
The cold air which never got much above 69 degrees F.
The water on the window sills.
The bathroom fan that sounded like a rocket ship was launching.
And the complete and utter lack of closet space, or any space for that matter.
And just like that we were gone, and into our New Home!
We first decided that it needed a little bit of COLOR.
So we decided to paint the dining room Turquoise. And I LOVE it! I have been living in apartments for so long, and have never gotten up the nerve to paint, I always just think it will be such a hassle to paint it back before moving. Yet Chuck and I know we will be here for a couple of years while we start our family, so we felt it was well worth it to make the space our own.