Friday, July 13, 2012

Scattered...


The drive from Connecticut to Little Rock went very smoothly.  I am always worried about automobile problems and traffic, but we didn't have either on the way.  Honor did great in the back of the Jeep (thank you, Benadryl), and Mike drove the truck.  It was great fun to stop in Knoxville and see some friends, even though it was a brief visit.

I have not stopped since I arrived though!  We had to unload the truck into a storage area and turn it in.  Then Mike took me around the town showing me where things were so that I could find my way while he was gone for 3 weeks.  We were out morning, noon, and night during that time.  Once he left, I began the hunt for a place to live.  I looked, and became dismayed, and then looked some more, and really became dismayed!  I simply could not find anything that fit in with my standards.  I'm not sure what it is about this area but many people do not take care of their properties, especially if they are rentals.  There are a few places that I went into that I wouldn't live in unless it was between that and a refrigerator box.  Nasty, nasty, nasty places abound in this area!

Then, I decided to raise the amount of rent I was willing to pay.  Lo and behold, I found a condo that is almost everything I had hoped for!  The only thing I don't much care for is that it is two floors (well, it's really 3, but I'll explain that in a moment).  A picture of said condo is above.  This place has 1,365 square feet, so it's a nice size.  It is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath.  Everything in the condo is white (except for the walls)!  White cabinets, white bathrooms, white appliances...be still my heart!!  This condo also has a 2 car garage that is located beneath the main floor (hence the 3 floors).  I am so, so, so happy to have found this place!  It's a bit more than I wanted to pay but I'm okay with it.  I think that Honor and I will be very happy here.  I get the keys on the 30th and will try to move in on the 31st so that I don't have to pay another month of storage fees for my stuff.

I also did some stuff in my office...but I'll write about that on another day.  Monday I go back to work.  Not officially, because my first day to report is August 15th, but because I really want to get back to the office and start getting things ready for the new semester.  It's the first time I'll be teaching Historical Geology and I want to be sure I do a good job.

Until next time...
Namaste.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Congratulations on finding a new place! What an exciting new chapter you are embarking on...