Sunday, February 24, 2013

Not An Excuse, Just The Facts

I have been here a lot less than I would have liked.  Life is a bit crazy right now, and unfortunately I don't see a break in the very near future.  It isn't all bad though....let me explain.  I found a new place for Zach and I to  live.  It is within my budget and more importantly right in the school district where we were hoping to be.  I can't tell you how blessed I feel to have this piece of the puzzle solved without worrying whether or not we could get him a transfer...Hallelujah!

The new place is a duplex.  Our portion is on the corner, so we have a little yard in the front and side.  Best part about it, the landlord maintains it!!!!  There are only two bedrooms so that means no scraproom...I am REALLY sad about this, but I am going to do my best to create a little scrap corner with a little desk and hopefully some storage...yes, Ikea Expedit I am talking to you!  There is a TWO CAR GARAGE!!!!  Can't tell you how excited I am about that detail.  I rent a garage where I am now, and it is nice to be able to protect my car from the weather, but it is detached so it is across the lot from our place.

The packing has begun, but with that being said in a small apartment it doesn't take much for the place to look out of control.  Trust me, it is approaching that point and FAST!  If you don't believe me, take a look...

Boxes and messes everywhere!
Blank walls are appearing everywhere....I HATE blank walls
A virtually empty bookshelf, more boxes..complete with a Jack photo bomb!
 As of Friday, I will have two rent payments.  The new landlord would only hold the duplex until March 1st and my lease is not up until April 28th.  There were not a lot of places in this zip code that were in my budget and nice and after talking with my mom we decided to jump on the duplex....too good to pass up!  The huge plus side to this is that I can take my time to move.  I am hoping by the end of next weekend that everything that I have packed so far will be over at the new place.  By the time I am ready for the movers to get the big stuff, I am hoping that the majority of the stuff will already be over there.  So like I said, for the next eight weeks my weekends are going to be filled with packing and trips back and forth across town.

I also almost forgot to mention that as of March 8th, I will be the only support person in my department at work.  HOLY MOLY!!!!  Definitely some OT potential, but also pretty crazy "I am going to lose my mind" potential.  It is just the start to our busy season and it runs through June.  I am going to do my best to keep my chin up and keep a good attitude, but honestly - I am kind of freaking out.  There is a lot on my plate!

On a crafty note...I was determined to get my Chicago scrapbook done before I had to pack my scrap stuff up and with the exception of not knowing what to put in that little pocket on the front cover - I AM DONE!!!  One down and three to go for 2013.  Here is a peek at the cover page...

I know I have shared quite a bit of the album already, but I am hoping to take pictures of the whole thing and get it posted sometime this coming week.  I hope that you all will bare with me as I may be absent more than I am here in the next couple of months.  However, the only part of my scrapping stuff that is not going into a box is....DRUMROLL, PLEASE.....Project Life.  I have a sneaky suspicion that it may FINALLY make it's debut.  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!


  1. That is awesome about finding your new place! It sounds perfect!! It stinks to have to pay two months rent out but it's nice to have the time to move in/out too.

  2. Yay!!!!!!! I'm so excited you found a new place! What I wouldn't give for an Expidite, lucky!! I think your cover page looks awesome and that is great you finished up that album! That is one heat thing about project life, it doesn't take up a lot of room, so it's perfect to work on while you're moving!!

  3. Love the scrabble like cover page for your album!
    Sorry about March 11th, I definitely hope they find the time to hire someone to help out. Even a warm body to do some of the items will be awesome. Love you chin up attitude! You rock girlie.

  4. I love the cover of your album!

    That is such fabulous news about the new place. I will be thinking of you with the packing + work situation!

    PS. The Expidite makes such a great place for scrap storage...we have 3 right now, two standing up, one on its side that double as our entertainment center :)

  5. Moving is such a hassle! But can be so rewarding.

    Happy Monday!

    The Hartungs Blog

  6. So happy that you guys found a place!! Sounds a like a great fit for ya!! What town are you moving to?

  7. Congratulations on the new place!
    I hope you have an easy and stress free move as much as possible!

  8. yay congrats on the new abode. i do not envy the moving part and only because i know its in my not so distant future... blech!
    love the scrapbook cover!

  9. Yay for the big move, I'm so happy for you. I'm sending prayers of peace your way. Remember, this (the stress, the overwhelm-ness, the insanity) too shall pass. Just keep smiling and when you're ready for an adult fruity beverage, you let me know!!!!!!!!

  10. Congrats on getting your new place :)
    I was also thinking that you don't have to move in a rush. When ever we moved hubby always made sure that we had about 15 days or more to move.
    Great page :)


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