Au Revoir

Today seemed like a good day to post this.  The sun is finally shining here in the desert and for once it's not going to rain this weekend.  It's also time for me to say goodbye to this blog.  Now before my two readers get all bend out of shape, know this...I am starting a new blog!  It's still in the construction phase, but I am hoping to have everything up and running in the next week or so.  I'll go ahead and give you the address now so you can add it to your favorites :)  Ready???  Its The Deutsch Girl.

You can go ahead and click to add, but as you can see, it's pretty much completely blank.  There will be a few recycled posts, so sorry for my two readers again for that.  BUT, I am hoping for some new photos and such to add so they will be a little bit new at least.  I'll probably leave this blog up for another month or so, but then it will be gone for good.  If you have any posts that you really want me to switch over before I close, let me know.  Thanks!       


Almost There.

We are now almost all the way out of the old house and into the storage units and my parents house.  It's been extremely hectic and tiring, but in 2 days we turn over the house and so it will be over.  I meant to take pictures of the whole moving event, but let's be honest, I was way too busy to be sitting around taking pictures.  I barely sat down all weekend as it was.  The house is being cleaned today, and Chris and my dad are finishing up taking odds and ends to the storage units.  And yes, that's units with an "s".  We have two - one for stuff that Chris needs immediately and the other is stuff that will go out east eventually.  Let's just say we have a lot of crap things.  And while most people say that the girl side of the duo has more stuff, I can safely say that Chris has way more things than I do! 

We also still have a lot of organizing to do at my parent's house.  Trying to fit all of our stuff is proving to be a challenge, but I am slowly but surely getting it done.  So in light of everything, I will be taking a break from blogging until that's done.  And then I'll have pictures to show everyone of my (our) new space.  Stay tuned to see my new little slice of life! 

*Hahaha I say all this like I have a ton of readers and my posts will be missed :)   


The Countdown Begins

So we are officially at one week until we are out of our house, and the renters take over.  I've been full of mixed emotions the past week or so, realizing that we are really moving out the house and home Chris and I have shared the past 3 1/2 years.  Ok, technically we only "shared" it for about 2 1/2 years, but you know what I mean.  I'm so happy that we found renters without even trying, and even though we were hoping to have a little more time in the house since we don't HAVE to lease, we know it's the right thing to do.  We are moving into my parent's house, and into my old room.  It should be interesting.  For one things, there's a full bed in there.  For anyone who hasn't met Chris, he's a big guy.  Not big fat, but he's 6ft tall and pretty muscular.  And the room isn't particulary large.  But we are hoping that he will find a job soon back east and he will only be there for a month or so. 

Here's a little pro-con list of our move.  Not that it changes anything of course, but don't they say that it helps to write things down?

  • 4 mile roundtrip commute to work instead of a 50 mile roundtrip commute
  • My mom's cooking!  This should probably be 2 or 3 pros b/c it's really good stuff
  • No more utility payments
  • No more yardwork and pool maintenance
  • My grandparents 3 houses away with their gorgeous resortlike backyard
  • Closer to downtown Phoenix which means more sporting events
  • Beach cruiser rides to breakfast, coffee, and pretty much anywhere with my mom
  • 3 cats and 2 dogs in one house.  And the cats aren't too keen on one of the dogs
  • Very little space to ourselves
  • Sharing a bathroom with one sink, and a very little counter
  • No big screen TV :(
  • Sharing a small walk in closet.  Great for one person, not so much for two
You can probably see that the pros outweight the cons for the most part.  We may feel a bit cramped, but it will just take some adjusting.  I've already started bringing my clothes to my parent's house, and the computers will be next.  That's pretty much all we are bringing with us besides the animals and their necessities. 

I'll conclude with some pictures I took last weekend when we worked for three straight days around the house.  So much for my President's Day Weekend!  Our biggest project was the pool.  We had to drain the pool, powerwash it, and refill it.  We had let it get really bad, and it looked like a pond.  The only way to fix it was to drain it, and then clean up everything.  I haven't taken an "after" photo yet, but let's just say that the after is beautiful!!!