Monday, August 24, 2009

Lessons I've Learned in the Past Week

- It feels good to see your name in print

- Perspective is everything

- You CAN make it to work on a 1/4 tank of gas

- Oranges look pretty on your desk and make you look healthy

- My new ring tone is ridiculous

- The right name makes all the difference

- Dreams really can come true...

...after five years of being married (1 of which was spent in perhaps the worst apartment complex ever and 4 spent in a garage graciously sacrificed for our well being by my mother and father in law), Jon and I are MOVING!!!

A friend of mine (whom I have known for over 12 years) has lived in the most spectacular lofts for the past 5 years. Every time I go to visit her, I am amazed at the peace and creativity that surrounds her home. Last Tuesday, I sent her an email, just to check in, to see how things were going. On a lark, I asked if there were any lofts available and she said there was one, sent us her landlord's phone number and told us to call. We didn't have to be told twice. We went to look at the loft on Thursday. The landlord (who is a WONDERFUL lady) remembered us and took us on a tour of a fabulous loft. We wandered around, blown away by the space and the quiet environment. She asked us if we liked it. She asked us if we wanted to move in September first! Long story short, after an enthusiastic YES, some paperwork and twelve hours of waiting for the official "yes", we're moving! This weekend to be precise!

Things have a way of happening all at once. I warned my husband of that when we first got married. Any time in my life when something big was to happen, it would happen at the drop of a hat, the last possible moment you think anything big or momentous is going to happen. Thus, after only a week and a half of inquiring about the lofts, we're moving in!

This week should prove to be a busy one, but I do so like to be busy. We've got to box everything up, take care of all the legal issues that moving entails, rent a U-Haul, pack and unpack and then go back and clean the garage. And we have to find an evening to take my mother and father in law out to dinner. Seems such a tiny thank you for such a huge gift as allowing us to monopolize their recently refurbished garage for four years.

As soon as possible, I'll be posting some pictures! I can't wait to see where this new adventure will lead!!

Have a great week, everyone and now, if I don't post regularly this week, you know I have a really good excuse!!

Jen
PS: if you read my other blog, the most recent post is the same as this one :)

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations. Moving is a very exciting thing. I have always liked the process of making a new space "mine". Enjoy!

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  2. Oh, that is so cool. Be sure to post photos as I'd like to see this place. I'll bet your creativity soars in such a space!! Happy Moving!

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  3. Congratulations but this means you're leaving your dream...as in, not yet...garden. Perhaps a lot of containers, eh?
    Have a great move and enjoy your new digs.

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  4. Ah...Lofty living! Congratulations on the move. Now you'll have to by DWELL and Metropolitan Home mags for some inspiration!

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  5. Hey guys!Thanks so much!

    DG: I love moving! I'm weird that way. I actually enjoy the process of packing and unpacking and setting a place up as mine!

    Lin: I will definitely post pictures as soon as I can! Oh, the creativity that's swirling around in there is bucket loads more than what was around us in the garage. I can't wait!

    Thistle Cove: Yes, I must leave my small garden, BUT, my mother in law is so in love with it, I'm passing it on to her :) But I've already found some herbs I'm taking with me for the large windowsill!

    ajgallion: Yes, lofty living :) Ha! I'll have to have a few copies lying aroung, just so I can keep up the loft appearance ;) However, this place is so old and rustic looking, I don't think Metropolitan Home would be comfortable in there. DWELL, however, just might work!

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  6. Don't forget, there is a shaded area that we can plant stuff in. We could take the little garden with us, or just start another one in the little garden area there! :)

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  7. Congratulations on the upcoming move! It sounds wonderful :)

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  8. I loved your list. My ringtone is ridiculous too.
    Congratulations on finding a wonderful loft. I can't wait to see the pictures and I do agree with you that everything always seems to happen at once.

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