Tuesday, March 05, 2013

On the move again...

I told you a couple days ago that I would explain why I've been so MIA and here it is. We are going to be moving in a little over a week. Our apartment changed the pet policy, and since we're the only tenants with pets we were asked to move within a month period or get rid of our dogs. Since we'll never be getting rid of our family members/children we decided to move on short notice.

While that seems like a bitter pill it actually works out really well so that we can start seriously saving money-more than we previously have-for a down payment on a house. Jared's mom has generously invited us to move into her house since she's rarely ever home and that way we can save the money that would have gone to rent and put it towards a down payment. We're definitely looking at this in a positive light because we've been wanting to move anyways and it will give us five to six months to save up.

Huge upsides of moving is that Adi and Aspen will have a whole backyard to play in and when it warms up they'll be able to stay outside instead of in their crate, and I'll have tons and tons of space to garden to my hearts content. We're also going to help Sherrie refinish the backyard slowly over the summer. I'm really looking forward to being back in North Salt Lake close to our parents and old stomping grounds.

Huge downside is that we are moving away from all our couple friends that we do double dates with, and that Jared is going to have to commute even farther for the rest of the semester. But he's got his Associate's degree so he's going to transfer up to the U for his Bachelors' so that commuting will only last for a little over a month.

Here's to packing, cleaning, and moving!

Our second D.I. pile just keeps getting larger and larger. We've already taken three full trash bags already, but I'm highly motivated to truly do some deep cleaning since I don't want to have to move all this crap!

p.s. packing up all your crap is time intensive and sucks

p.p.s. cleaning up after you've packed sucks even worse

p.p.p.s. fresh starts and change are always the bright lights at the end of the moving tunnel

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