We are exhausted; where to begin...
2 Thursdays ago the lady that owned our house called us ranting and raving that we owed her money for utilities etc. This is a very long story and I don't necessarily want to relive it so, in short, she is totally crazy and we moved. Through a series of chaos and events after that phone call, four days later she decided she wanted us out of the house. Fine by us, crazy lady! We don't ever want anything to do with you again and I will spit on your house as I walk away! (I didn't actually spit, but I sure did think about it a lot). Last Monday, I was sharing this crazy story with my Curves people and after another long series of events, we ended up moving in to the basement of my coworker's daughter's house (does that even make sense?). It's a really beautiful 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home and it's just the daughter and her fiancee' (they are getting married in November). The basement bedroom had no furniture, so after one night on a leaking air mattress, thank goodness for my Curves connections; another coworker offered up an extra bed. And it's not even on the floor! So that's the current housing situation. It's actually closer to both our work, and I am getting a kick out of learning about the Jewish religion! :) I really love the house and will have to take some pics later. Here are ones of our basement where we dwell. We share the kitchen and stuff upstairs, but I am currently too lazy to go upstairs and outside to take pics. Some other time.This bed is a full, which is just a bit different than the gigantor one we were sleeping in. But we are just greatful to not be on the floor.
Again, a little smaller than we've been using, but atleast it is bringing us back to reality.
Here is our little bar area with mini-fridge.
Pool table, tv for the Wii, eliptical, what more could you ask for?
Our lovely little patio off the basement. I actually really love it here.
My older sister Jenni has been planning a trip out here for about a month. Of course, it fell on the week we were almost homeless. She arrived two days after we moved into this other place. Impecable timing. Don't worry, it gets better. On my way to the airport to pick her up, Goldie (the car Nate's sister was loaning me for the summer) decided to self-destruct. Yes, self-destruct. This is another story I don't really want to re-live, but after about an hour and half of Nate driving in circles around the airport - three toll payments on the toll road - me melting in the car because it's 96 degrees and I can't make the windows go down because the key won't turn and I'm on the shoulder of a freeway so I don't really want to get out and stand there - my sister stranded at the airport - and still shaking from the whole trauma of the car self-destructing later, we finally made it home. So in short, Goldie is dead. No matter what it is that's wrong with her, I'm sure it would cost much more than she is worth. Thanks for the good times, Goldie. She is currently resting in peace in the parking lot at Nate's work becuase it's right next to the airport and that's as far as he could get her. Don't cry, Trey. She will long live in our hearts.
In Memory Of the one and only Goldie
Besides the fact that everything seemed to go wrong before my sister got here, we ended up having a pretty enjoyable weekend. I think she got to see and do pretty much everything she had planned. It made life interesting with just one car, but we managed to make everything work. With the move and then her being here, last night was the first night we made to to bed before 2am. Jenni and I definitely kept busy, and I really enjoyed playing tour guide. I even got to do and see quite a few things I hadn't yet, which I wasn't planning on, but I was impressed with Jenni's museum skills. She was quicker than I had anticipated! Which made for some free time where we got to do more stuff. I'm feeling pretty metro'd out and this was probably my last time going downtown to DC while we are here, so I'm glad I get to go out with a bang. Just to briefly mention some of the things we did (I realize this is already long and I lot of writing; everybody wants pics!): Monuments by Moonlight tour on an Old Town Trolley (which I highly recommend-it's way worth the price), the National Cathedral, the museum of natural history, the national art gallery, the botanical gardens, Mt.Vernon (who wouldn't just die for that backyard view!?), the National Shrine of Immacualte Conception (Jen really loves old churches), Arlington Cemetery, a tour of the Capitol (you rock, Deidra! Mucho thanks again, we really loved it!), and really a whole lot more stuff that I just can't remember because it's all a blur!! To see more about our fun adventures, you can check out her blog by going to my faves section and clicking on "Jen and fam".
I have officially hired a new manager and am completely overwhelmed. I have so much to do at work and such a short amount of time. I am excited for our last few weekends and have mixed feelings about coming home, but I know I don't want to stay here forever! Becuase work is so busy now, I don't even have time to think about finding a place to live in Logan or any of that non important stuff! Yikes!!!! Official countdown: we will be in Utah in exactly four weeks!PS Happy Pioneer Day to all you Utahns! That is definitely not celebrated here in Virginia and I'm a little bitter I don't get any fireworks or rodeos right now.