Mr. E has been busy as a bee, commuting from Orange to Burbank (85+ miles/day on our new car!) and dreading every minute. But he loves his job and he loves the people he works with, so he was happy to make the sacrifice. I've never seen him as confident and easy-going as he is now that he's in a real job.
I had three days to pack/clean the three bedroom house and boy let me tell you. My fingers felt like they were permanently twisted around a mop handle, my spine ached from carrying everything out into the garage and I never want to paint again. Ever. Please, someone hold me to this.
Thankfully all those years wasting time playing Tetris have paid off. Who said you wouldn't use video game skills in real life? I had moved all of our boxes and some furniture into the living room (unused once we moved the TV to the air conditioning) but later realized that because the first falls in the middle of the week, we couldn't actually MOVE our stuff until Saturday. Aaaand the landlord was fumigating. So it became a mad rush to move all of our things into the garage (to wait out the tenting) as well as eat ALL OF THE FOOD because we didn't have a fridge in the new place.
Spoiler alert: we made it. We're still throwing away most of our refrigerated food but you can't have everything.
And the apartment! We moved from a three-bedroom house (though we only used two bedrooms) down to a one bedroom apartment. Personally, I'm excited for the change. Mr. E and I love the location, the rooms are spacious and we're right next to downtown Burbank. Ripley? Not so much. She paced the apartment for 16 hours yesterday without stop- no sleeping, no resting. When we couldn't take it anymore we took her to the car in the hopes she would settle.
Here's the apartment (with some lovely photobombing). Can't wait to move in and decorate!
|THE MOST AMAZING BATHROOM|
|FROM THE FRONT DOOR|
|THE DINING AREA|
|WE'RE COMING UP ON THE KITCHEN NOW|
|OH LOOK. THERE IT IS. FRIDGE-LESS.|
|VIEW OF KITCHEN IF YOU WERE A CREEPER|
|VIEW FROM THE DINING AREA|
|OUR ENTERTAINMENT WALL|