Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Big News

I just found out today that we’re moving. A buddy that the Mister works with is getting transferred to San Diego next month and he just found out two weeks ago which is no time to sell his house. He asked if we wanted to move in and after much debate and discussion we decided to go for it. His house is new so his utilities are less than ours. He’s letting us move in with no deposit or pet fee. The oldest child will be in the same school district. We’re not sure what we’re going to do about the youngest child yet. He has city trash so no more TRASH STICKERS!! Yay!! His kitchen is huge and all the appliances work correctly. It’s a 3 bed two bath with a 400 sqft FROG which is going to be our office/work out space. We’ve never had dedicated office space before. They also have a fenced in backyard and the house is on a cul-de-sac. I’ll get pictures and post them when I can.

This is the first time in the 13 years we’ve been together that we’re moving into a house because we want to and not because we have to. It’s a nice feeling.

The only down thing about it besides the physical part of moving itself is that I’m really going to miss our next door neighbors. They are so sweet and treat our kids like their own grandkids which is nice for mine since their own grandparents live so far away. That's the first time I've ever said that too, lol. I've never liked my neighbors before. When you live in either a) the ghetto or b) base housing with a bunch of young 20-somethings, neighbors can be a PITA. In Vermont, I didn't mind my neighbors but we weren't friendly either. We all kept to ourselves. I can keep my fingers crossed that our new neighbors will be great though, right?

So, for the next few weeks you're probably going to get a lot of packing updates because we move in a month. I went out today and bought a bunch of cleaning supplies and packing stuff to get started. I've already got a box of books packed. Not bad for day one, lol. My landlord is going to be bringing people through to show our house and I'm really not looking forward to that at all. I hate the thought of strangers in my personal space but what can ya do.

So, I'm off for lunch and then cleaning and more packing. Toodles.


  1. How exciting! The house sounds great for sure. Sure, moving is crappy but I was happier during our last move because I was loving the home we moved in to. Hopefully the move will be better for you as well because of that. Looking forward to updates about the move.

  2. Moving is stressful but it also has some great rewards.
    Good luck!

  3. Pam~~I think this move will be, aside from the work of it, fun for us. We just told the kids tonight over the phone and they're excited too.

    Sassy~~Moving this time will definitely have rewards. No deposit is already one of them. ;)

  4. Anonymous5:59 AM

    Welcome to my world, lol! We are moving next weekend and I still have so much to do. On a lighter note, I nominated your blog for an award. Check out my other blog to see the details. Take care!

  5. Good luck with your move. And although I couldn't find it on your blog, thanks for the nomination. ;)

  6. That is exciting news! What a great opportunity! I hope the move goes smoothly. It's never a fun process, but once you're settled, you'll be so relieved. Of course, you know this having done it a gazillion times before. :-)


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