We Have Moved!

We did it! We are now in our new apartment! The move went really smoothly and I met some of our neighbors. They have all been very welcoming and friendly. I’m incredibly sore, but we are making progress with the unpacking. My husband has been amazing and super helpful with everything. There shall be more updates soon! Maybe I’ll take a few pictures of the insanity that is my book shelves. Then I can start planning for the upcoming NaNoWriMo! November is getting closer!

And the Packing Continues…

We’re mostly packed! We move on October 6th, so we still have a week left. I miss the presence of my books on their shelves, though. Oh well, I have my handydandy Kindle and I have plenty of books on it that I can read. Just finished packing the majority of our clothes that we won’t need until we move. Now I kind of just want to get the move over with. Since we’re moving into an apartment, we might have a bit of a hassle find a place to park the truck. Then we might have to walk a ways to get to the elevator and so on. Oh well! I will be worth it!

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The Process of Moving Books

I both love and hate moving. I’ve moved probably about ten or eleven times in my life and each experience is so different. I hate the packing and the actual physical moving. But the part I love is when I get to unpack all of the boxes and decide where to put everything. Especially with my books. Moving the books is a royal pain, but when I get to unpack them and decide where to put them, that is always great. My favorite part is when I grab a box and don’t remember which books I put inside. Then¬† I open it and as I grab each book, I get to remember the feeling I had when I first read it. It feels like I’m reliving memories I shared with old friends. Then I put them on the shelf and I just love looking at them. There is a great comfort in owning books that you love and seeing them constantly on your shelves. For me a home can’t be quite as comfortable without my books there.¬† So far I’ve packed about 11 boxes of books and there are still more to go!

What do you love and hate about moving?

 

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Another Move and the Amazingness of Choices and Timing

My husband and I have been planning on moving in November. The other day I was looking at rental listings and we saw an apartment we liked, so I decided to email the property manager. I told them I knew they wanted to rent it sooner but asked if we could take a look at it. They emailed back and said we could, but I would have to do it that day or as soon as possible. They were very excited to hear from us, as we’ve rented with them before.

Now, the apartment is in the brand new buildings they have been building for the last two years. I work across the street and have seen the progress. So I took a look at it and it was perfect! So my husband and I decided to go for it and try to get it for October 1st instead of November. Today we found out we are going to get it! Out of 5 other interested parties. I’m super excited. It has its own balcony, hardwood floors, a marvelous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher (Woo!), a gas fireplace. Also, its directly by the beach. Its just amazing to me that if I hadn’t emailed them the day before yesterday, this wouldn’t be happening.

What are some last minute choices you’ve made that have led to awesome things?