Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Need a Vacation!

We were stressed out when we realized we had to move out of our apartment. The drug bust was a sign we needed to get out of this place. Especially since the neighbors were bailed out of jail and are still living next door.
We didn't feel safe anymore and with Garth going back to school next semester, there was no way he was going to leave me alone at night at the apartment. After some intense apartment searching, we found a really nice apartment close to my parents (so we know the area is safe!) and very close to our work. We were getting ready to move and THEN we find out we must give our old complex 30 days notice. So now we can't move out until end of December during the holdiay season. Ugh. We are not happy about this.
My precious husband is being optimistic. We will get the winter rate moving in December and we have time off between Christmas and New Years so it gives us plenty of time to pack up and move.
So, we're stuck in our old apartment one more month. I can handle that because I will miss this place. I'll miss our red wall. I'll miss the purple bathroom. I'll miss being on the top floor. I'll miss the crazy neighbor who talks to the squirrels. I'll miss the cheap rent. I'll miss walking downtown for happy hour at the coffee shop. I'll miss bike riding to the lake. I'll miss this first place I ever lived with a boy and the great memories we made.
Here is Garth and I on our way to church:

That's right. It is COLD in Michigan. I mean winter jacket and scarf weather with snow coming down! This is my least favorite time of year. I am so ready to bust out my flip flops and tank tops where the weather is warm and palm trees are plenty! 9 days people!!! WOOHOO!

23 comments:

Sweetassbabs said...

I totally want a vaca too. Not cause the weather thought just because I want to sleep!!! Have fun when you go!! I hope it is warm and lovely.

Lump said...

thanks for stopping by my blog. oooh I am so glad it's not snowing in Texas. stay warm!! :)

THE Stephanie said...

Oooo... I'm soooo looking forward to my trip to Cabo. Can't wait!!!

mrs.leah.maria said...

I wish I had a vacation in the works. :(

Good for you on being so quick with your housing situation!

SassyEngineer said...

Can I come with you on vacation? Just kidding! Actually - it is still pretty mild down here. Snow is pretty much unheard of (but I kind of like it). Anyway, I totally understand the frustrations with apartments, but it is good to know you will be somewhere safer! Have a great day (and I love the Christmas blog look)

Rachel said...

I'm glad you found a place! And it's close to your parents.
I hope your move goes smoothly!

Liz said...

Wow... bless your heart. We lived in the cutest rent house when we first got married, cheap rent, adorable home... but right across the street from some pretty seedy apartments. Glad ya'll are moving to safer pastures. :)

Lori said...

You need to talk to the office at your complex. You should be able to get out of your lease without the 30 days notice because of the drug bust. You need to mention that you are afraid to live there now. If they still don't let you out of it, you could threaten to go to the local news station (the complex will not want the bad publicity) or civil court. Most judges will rule in your favor when it come to safety issues.

Maria said...

The upside is that you have a little more time to pack and get ready for the move.

Megan said...

I'm glad you found a place, even though you don't get to move into it as soon as you would like! I bet it is really cold there!!!

A Belle and her Beau said...

please pack me in your bags!!!

ps: I LOVE your Christmas blog background!!!

Boyd Team said...

Just think of all the memories you will make at your new place! Even better memories and no drug busts to fudge it up ;)

I'm loving the new background. It makes me feel warm and ready for Christmas!

My home - My life said...

I am totally not ready for winter - ugh!

Have fun!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Yay for a new place!!

Miss Anne said...

Cutest pic of you guys! Congrats on the new apt too!

Emily said...

you would think they would let you out sooner of your lease since there was a drug bust right across the way!! gosh!!
But luckily you are moving to a better area and close to your parents:) Ull be relaxing and vactioning in no time:)

Britni and Justin said...

Yay for finding a new place! I was so sorry to hear about what happened at your current place. Glad you are moving and being safe! I know you must be so excited about your upcoming vacation!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Good luck on the moving! I wish we got snow in Texas! I need to come there for the winter!!

ka1t_lyn said...

Hey the new place looks great. It is darn cold here, I've been in layers + coat. scarf, earmuffs, and gloves. Yuck!

Robyn said...

I need a vacation as well! Take lots of pictures!

BTW: Check out my blog!

Kim & Ryan said...

Ahhh.... a vacation. I just left you something on my blog. -)

Tracy Marshall said...

Girlfriend, I need a vacation too!
Reallly bad...I just hope you have a vacation in the works unlike us!

Ohh and I gave you award!! Go check it out!!

Pleasant Drive said...

Oh my! I can't even imagine trying to move during the holidays! Y'all hang in there and make the most of your last month!