Saturday, August 18, 2007

I've Been Keeping a Secret....

I was waiting until yesterday to get photographic evidence to share my secret. As you know from an earlier post I have been looking for a new place to live. My little condo that I bought 4 years ago has served its purpose but I have outgrown its walls. It was time to move up. And that is exactly what I did, on Friday August 10th, my offer was accepted on a new place. It is a 2 bedroom 2 and a half bathroom condo, 1104 square feet ( a vast improvement from my 662 sq ft now). And while it is a condo the best part about it , is that the way the complex was constructed, each unit is connected by the one car garage with no living space walls touching. It feels like a single family residence. I have a small backyard, so I can try my hand at gardening, and knowing me I will have a backyard of plastic plants instead of really ones. I will also have a garage!!!! The goal will now be not to be a pack rat. There are two master suites with their own bathrooms AND the best of own washer and dryer!!!!! After 6 years of coin op laundry facilities, I can't tell you how freaking excited I am . Here are a few pictures:

My Living Room :
My Kitchen:
My Dining Room:
Master Bedroom
Master BathroomGuest Bedroom

Guest BathroomNow I haven't moved in yet, I don't close escrow until August 31, after that I will paint before I move in. The seller's had a thing for color, like Army Green, Cloud Grey, Pumpkin, Chartreuse Green and Grey stripes. Not my style at all.

I am off of work next week and I will spend that time packing up. I am sure that I will be reminded about how much I hate packing :) But I am very excited and can't wait to move it. I will post new pictures after the paint is done and periodically when I finish new projects.

Bye for now.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

It's Been To Long

For the few that check in once in awhile to make sure that my link is still active- I am here, I haven't been kidnapped by Midgets and made their Queen ( I am too tall, who knew.)

The most exciting thing going on right now is when our friend Angie will have her baby. I knew we should have started a pool. I wake up in the middle of the night thinking have heard my cell phone beep to let me know if the arrival of Little Christopher, only to find out that its some jerk sitting in his car with it running listen to sad love songs. At 1 am, I have very little sympathy for anyone other than myself.

A few new things happening, I somehow let Best Friend Tiff talk me in to meeting her at the gym at 5:30 am and I am shocked to say, I ain't so bad. On most days I wake up before the sun. I can no longer claim that I didn't know the hour of 5 am existed.

I have been helping my Dad unpack boxes that are older than I am. He is moving to Michigan and we are cleaning out my Grandmother's house. The coolest thing we have found so far is my Great-Great Grandfather's Wedding Certificate from 1893 with the original wedding photos in it. It, of course, is being saved along with century old pictures. My Great Grandmother was a genenologist for our family, there are boxes and boxes of history of my Dad's side of the family. Its been really interesting to see. I think she was able to track back 200 years.

Also over the past few months I have been taking pictures, here are a few :