Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happiness is...getting settled.

So, I've been a bit MIA lately but I have a really good excuse.  I'm in the process of moving.  I'd love to be moving back west to be closer to home and family but it just isn't in the cards right now so I had to settle for a change of scenery but still in the neighborhood.  I lucked out and found a great little room (little being the operative word) with some amazing girls practically around the corner from my former digs. It's even a little cheaper rent which will help cover the cost of my Antarctic sojourn next winter.

The problem is I went from having an entire apartment full of furniture and plenty of space to one room in an older house with very little storage.  I've spent hours trying to de-junk and sort through everything (some of which isn't even mine but leftovers from when my sister was out here living with me.) It's been a long process and is only about half over.

Everything is moved into the new place, my deposit's been returned on the old place. I am officially moved. But I'm no where near settled.  It's going to be a few weeks I think before there's a place for everything and everything's in its place.  But we're working on it.

Here's some evidence:
The old place: before

The old place: after

The new place: before

The new place: after

I now have an actual bed but there are still almost that many boxes. And you should see the front room, I've usurped that too! Maybe when everything is all put away I'll show you the finished product but that may be awhile still.  

In any event, it's great having a chance to have a bit of a fresh start. New beginnings are always full of possibilities and those make me happy too!


  1. what a cute room. it seems you are always moving. make sure i get your new address. wish you were moving here, although you'd miss your nice warm weather. snowbird has had 17" of snow this week. crazy!! enjoy your new space!! miss ya!

  2. It FEELS like I'm always moving! It's going to be a great place though. I'll get you my address, no worries. Maybe I'll send it out with a box of sunshine! :) Miss you too