So it's been a stressful couple of weeks. I feel like I've been stretched in 1,000 different directions. Finally I've got a half a second to catch up on blogging.
Tony's birthday was last week. We had a really good time having dinner with both of our families at one of our favorite Italian restaurants. It was nice to be with everyone and celebrate. It was, however, right in the middle of us moving out of our apartment.
I can't tell you how ready I was to get the hell out of that dump. I know, I know... I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Country Club, but my God...by the end of it I was just ready to blow it up.
We ended up having so many problems in that place! The mold, the leaks, the bugs, the brown water, the broken toilet...just....everything. I had such a weight lifted off of my shoulders when I dropped the key in the box for the last time. I don't think I could have taken it another month.
I'm in the process of writing up a review on the place...it's not going to be entirely positive.
Since T had to work all last week, I did most of the packing and arranging the move. I ended up making myself sick over it...missed 2 days of work. I was just SO exhausted by 5 pm Saturday. We ended up having to rent 2 uhauls to get everything done.
I will say this for my baby, he would kick it into gear when he got home from work. He did all of the heavy lifting and moving to storage. He's amazing.
We sold a lot of the furniture and stuff we had acquired over the last year. I wasn't broken hearted to see it go. We still got a storage unit...and it's full. I can't believe how much stuff we accumulated in the last year. Good grief.
So far it's been relatively stress free living with my parents. We're just all so cramped in that apartment. The good news is that my mom and I found a house that we can all comfortably live in and it's much more comparable to how they were living before the fire! It's a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath garage house with a $370k price tag. The guy is willing to lease it to my folks for $2500 a month, which is actually cheaper than what they are paying in that stupid apartment.
Ya know, I've lived in some crappy apartments in my day. Hell, that's what college is all about! You would think with a $2600 price tag that this place would be amazing.....uh, no. It's awful! They have more of a noise problem than I have ever had anywhere I lived. It's not ideal to say the least.
Anyways, the lease has a buy-out option at the end of the year, so if my parents want to make it their permanent home all they have to do is sign! It makes it convenient...they have a year to live there and decide if it is something they would want to permanently pursue. We can decide what to keep, what to change with no rush. It's a much better situation than what's going on now. We move in January 1. The day before my birthday. :)
I feel so awful for everything my parents have had to go through in the last few months. Hell, the last two years have been no picnic for the Greer's. Needless to say, I'm ready for 2013 and a fresh start. Bring it!