October 02, 1999
Break From Packing
I know I'm so lame for using the same entry design two days in a row. Ok, maybe not that lame. I'm so tired today, but I wanted to grab a little time away from packing and cleaning to write a bit. Plus I just also wanted the break. I'm still not quite used to updating on my home computer. The one I use at work is so much better. Essentially, it was easier to just download yesterday's entry and keep the same calendar than it was to update one of the old pages. Yup, I'm feeling lazy today. This doesn't bode well for me trying to move.
My mom and I went out to look at the inside of the trailer today. Oh my. My mom's first words on entering it were "Ooh! I'm jealous!" It's beautiful. The kitchen alone is worth rhapsodizing over. I've gotten so used to apartment kitchens that are tiny and have those nasty fake-wood-covering-plywood cabinets and ancient appliances. This kitchen is huge and the cabinets look like oak (if they aren't actually oak, they're a damn good imitation! ;)) with nice fittings on them. And.. a gas stove. Do you have any idea how long it's been since I cooked on a gas stove? I won't know what to do with myself! No dishwasher though. That's the only drawback. So I guess that means I get my butt in gear and wash my own dishes.
There are two bedrooms, of approximately equal size. One and a half bathrooms... and both bathrooms have skylights in them! It was kinda funny, my mom kept going to turn the lights off in the bathrooms, and of course, they were already off. There are blinds and some window treatments already up, the carpets and tiles and wallcoverings are nice. And... there's an awesome computer desk in one of the bedrooms already! One of the things I wanted to get after moving was one of those big corner computer desks, and there was just what I wanted already in the master bedroom. I found out from Sheri that they couldn't move it back out once it was assembled, so, it's mine. It made deciding which bedroom I'm going to sleep in much easier. The other bedroom has more windows anyway.
In addition to all the great stuff inside, I have a small yard (Lisa gets to do yardwork, woo) and a shed. Who knows? Come spring I may discover a green thumb. Maybe I'll have better luck with outdoor plants than I do with indoor plants. Then again, that might be overly optimistic.
Essentially, there is tons of room for a single woman and her cat. I think Max and I will be quite happy there. On the way out of the park, Mom said, "My little girl, a homeowner!" Well, not quite yet, but soon.
The plan is to get as much time off of work this week as humanly possible, and pack and move as much as I can. Then, depending on when I can get the movers to come, try and get things moved completely by the weekend. Then I spend next weekend unpacking and getting settled in. I'm planning to take the first boxes over tomorrow. And, if I'm going to do that, I should wrap this up and get back to work packing.
No word on Hollingsworth, except that he found a place too, and already has his key. So I expect he's moving soon too. His stuff is still here, as far as I can see.
Lisa Nichols, homeowner. God that's scary. And would you believe not three weeks ago I was telling Dawn and Jason that I'd never buy a place, that I was never interested in buying a place, and that I was a confirmed renter? I think Fate decided to give me a little poke for that one.
Anyway, off with me.