Sung in your best Adele voice: hellllllllo, it’s me.
Long time, no talk friends!
First, I want to say that I am horrified by the disgusting events that happened in Charlottesville this weekend. It was especially hard for me to watch such bigotry and hatred occur in a place that is very near and dear to my heart. I’m still hurting over this one.
Second, I hope everyone has had a good week since we last caught up. I apologize for the radio silence—last week was probably the craziest week of my year yet! On top of a happy hour of some sort after work every night last week—woof, I can’t hang like I used to—I also moved into my new apartment, which brings me to my first update for you. So, let’s just dive in, shall we?
MY NEW APARTMENT /
I’m all moved into my new apartment which is completely mine! I’ve never lived alone before and am really excited. It’s been about three days, but I’m loving it so far! I’m sure there will be ups and downs, and once I have some more experience under my belt about flying solo, I’ll be sure to share my thoughts.
I have to say, I got really lucky with this move. I had the foresight to pack most of my things before all the fun stuff started happening last week, and while it wasn’t super fun to live with all those boxes, the prep really paid off. I picked up the keys to my new place on Friday afternoon after work, enjoyed it for a couple of minutes, and then got right to moving. I had loaded up my car the night before with smaller or delicate items I didn’t want to trust movers with and made a couple of trips to get everything in. I then went back to my old place, loaded up another car load of stuff, and then hit Target—for the first of four times that weekend, I might add. (Someone, PLEASE, cut up my Red Card.)
On Saturday morning, I woke up bright and early to finish packing all the items I was using up until that last moment and then let my parents into the old place. It was so nice to have their help for the day—one large benefit of having family close by! I hired professional movers for my furniture—local folks, I can’t recommend A-Anytime Movers enough—and they showed up right on time. It took us about three hours to load everything up at the old place and get it into the new place. Their help was worth every penny and nothing was broken or damaged!
So I could feel settled immediately, I also scheduled my Verizon Fios installation for that afternoon and the tech came early (!). I also scheduled the delivery of my couch for the same afternoon. I am so happy with the one I selected—and so grateful to have somewhere comfortable to sit again while watching television and blogging!
I spent the rest of the weekend sorting through boxes and bags, hanging art, and enjoying a house warming wine night with my BFF Molly. I took Monday night to myself—no exercise classes, no blogging, no work—and am finally starting to feel settled. I have several design projects to work on and then I’ll be sure to do a full apartment tour for you—I’ll try to snap some sneak peeks this weekend though!Read More