I've already blabbed about this all over fb but someday I'm going to turn this blog into a book(no,really) so I wanted to post about it here as well.
I'm not sure if I have mentioned this before(snort), but I'm not happy where I'm living.
I've been living in a bedroom. Not a one bedroom. A BEDROOM in someone else's house, with an attached bathroom and no kitchen.
No. Kitchen. For a whole year.
I'm over it. Seriously over it. I've been over it for a long time.
I've been looking for something I can afford but in my area that isn't easy to find. Or I could find a couple of apartments that I could swing but just barely. I don't want to put myself in such a tight spot again. I wanted to find something I could truly afford, all on my own.
I was becoming discouraged the more I looked.
Until my friend(who moved her horse) saw this place near hers that had a for rent sign outside. She asked me a couple of times if we had looked at them but it kept slipping my mind. Finally two Saturdays ago I decided we should drive up and see them.
And I loved them. Really, really loved them. It was pretty much love at first sight. I signed a lease and paid the deposit on the spot.
The best part?
It's up in the mountains. Surrounded by oak trees. There are miles of hiking trails right outside my front door. Literally outside my door.
And it's ten minutes from my friend and her horses! That was the icing on the cake.
Sooooo....I'm moving. Yay!!
No more cooking without a kitchen.
No more doing dishes in the bathroom!
No more lack of privacy(it has a bedroom! With a door!)
No more kids running around upstairs making a racket. (That makes me sound so old. Damn kids! Lol)
Finally I'll have my own place again.
And it's so much better than an apartment.
No one living above or below us.
I'll have a place to have a garden(with a picket fence!)
I can get a dog.
That one bears repeating: I can get a DOG!
I've had advice from several people not to rush into things, give myself time to adjust to the new place before adding a furry member to our family.
Screw that. I'm getting a dog. As soon as I possibly can.
I still miss Gizmo very much. I didn't know how much joy having a dog in my life brought until I didn't have it anymore. We are going to start scouting out the animal shelters as soon after we move as we can.
Can. Not. Wait.
Be prepared for many, many dog pictures. This dog is going to be my kid, ok?
Oh, and pictures of the new place too, as soon as I have them. Move in isn't until March 15th, which seems like forever away.
Really it's only 38 days, 7 hours and 29 minutes.
But who's counting? :)
Here are some pictures of some areas very close to our place:
Isn't it Bee-yoo-tee-ful??
Oh, also when I googled images of these areas, lots of these pictures popped up:
Ummm....lots of pictures! For now I'm going to pretend I didn't see those and live in denial about it. We'll deal with that when we come to it(pleas god don't let us come to it too soon...or too often!)
I'm sticking my head in the sand for now. Well, maybe not if those suckers are hanging around.
I have a whole other post about some of the things we are going to have to become accustomed to living in the mountains. (Like no cell phone service!!)