I am enjoying life very much right now. The only problem I have is that I am jobless. Which puts me in a bit of a bad situation since I have rent, car payments and an electricity bill to pay. However, I'm not stressing out at all... and I probably should be.
My family and I laughed together tonight harder than I think we ever have. It made me really happy.
Finally have internet! I say "finally" as if it has actually been a long time - when in reality it's only been about 5 days.
There are pictures of my place on flickr. There's still a lot that I want to do to decorate. We are missing area rugs, curtians, tables, etc. I've been searching Value Village and other thrift stores constantly for cheaper options. I can't wait for it all to be put together! This is something I've been dreaming about forever. It's such a wonderful feeling to be able to actually do all of the things I've been envisioning for so long.
I wanted to post pictures of my apartment but I realized that I don't have photoshop. I'm at my parent's house (weird) on my brother's computer. I don't have the internet at my place, so the only times I'll be online are when I'm at work (which is not very often) and when I happen to be at my parent's for whatever reason. Hopefully sometime soon I'll be getting a macbook, and then everything should be in working order (internet-wise).
The move went pretty well. I did end up doing pretty much everything - with the help of my two brothers. I'm all moved in and unpacked - Ashley still has boxes and garbage and unwanted clutter everywhere. I can't wait for her to sort that out so we can settle and decorate and enjoy our new space.
It hasn't set in yet that I actually live at that apartment. I just feel like I'm house sitting or something. Being here in my old room (which my brother Daniel took over as soon as I stepped out of this house) feels like home to me still. I suppose it always will. It will be nice when my apartment feels like home. I have to admit, I felt a little homesick my first night while trying to fall asleep on the floor (I don't have a bed yet).
Anyway. I'm so tired, I haven't had one second to rest or enjoy myself. I had to work Saturday evening after moving in and on Sunday I was putting Ikea furniture together all day and heping Ashley move in. I didn't get to bed until 1am. I had to work early this morning at 5:30 (got up at 4:30) and have been running errands since I got off at 10:30. Once I get back over to Seattle I have to run more errands and then hopefully my parents will be coming over tonight to see us. They've been out of town since Thursday.
I have the next 3 days off - thank god. I can hang around my place, clean, organize, rest, do whatever I want!
I just finished this for my friends, The Parson Red Heads. It's a poster to promote the release of their new EP, "Owl & Timber." It comes out on May 20th. I've heard it and love it. It will be available on iTunes and elsewhere. Check their Myspace for more info!
I was supposed to move today - but things didn't work out. I couldn't find anybody to help me. My own roommate (sister) is even too busy to be moving. This all happened so quickly that it wasn't planned out very well. I'm a little frustrated, but I'm not letting it get to me. I'm just so excited to be in my own place that I'm losing my patience a little bit! But tomorrow should be the day! I'm all packed and have everything tucked (or stuffed, really) away into boxes. I've never packed to move before... it was sort of a strange feeling. I've lived in this house for 18 years... It's a little sad to be leaving it. It's a very happy home filled with wonderful people and great memories. It's nice to know that I at least can come back whenever I want to. This house will always be home to me.
I can't believe it. I found an apartment. It's perfect and I'm moving into it on Friday. The building is over 100 years old, brick, five stories. It still has all of the original woodwork and the little elevator with the gate door. My apartment is a large one bedroom/one bath (sharing with my sister) on the top floor and has views of down town Seattle. It has the original craftsman doors with glass door knobs, hardwood floors, big windows. The rent is $1045 - includes utilities. So split between the two of us it's only $525 which is almost unheard of.
I am so happy. It's all that I can think about. I've picked out everything that we need - and it's great because my sister pretty much has just put this into my hands. She trusts my taste, and is so busy with school and work that she said I can take care of all the decorating, dishes, linens, etc. This week is going to be full of trips to Ikea, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel and fabric stores. I have a chair from the 60s that I got at Value Village last year. I'm going to re-upholster it and make pillows for my sofas. We need so many things that I've never had to worry about before. It sounds like we're going to be spending a lot of money - but we won't be. I'm being very thrifty!
This is so much fun! I can't believe how quickly this is all happening. It's like one great thing after another. I still can't get over how much things have changed in the past few months. My life is turning around so quickly. It feels so great to be moving forward.