Friday, September 23, 2011

Don't Hate Me Blogworld

I know, I know.  Who am I and what am I doing here?  Well, this IS my blog after all and I thought I'd dust off a few LOT of cobwebs that have been collecting here for the past few months.  And trust me, I hear you all thinking, "Well, it's about time!" or "WHAT?!?!  She's still alive?"  All I can say is, I have some mighty good excuses which I promise to reveal in these next few posts.

EXCUSE #1 - We moved!!
Yep, we moved out of our cute apartment to live the suburban life.  We had lived in #43D for three and a half years and really loved it.  The complex is made up of individually owned apartments, so a lot of older residents retire there, aka quite neighbors.  The location within the complex was perfect for Mr. B and me because it was in the middle, next to a swimming pool.  (Ironically though, we never ONCE swam in the pool.)

And in honor of us moving out of #43D, I took some pictures of what we will and will NOT miss about this apartment.

1. The frig door opened right against the wall.  Now imagine, when I took this picture, my butt was up against the counter.  Every time we opened the frig door, we I (cus B is so skinny) had to do the "shrinking woman/suck in gut" trick.

My dad looked at it to see if it was a reversable frig door, but, alas, it wasn't.  For 3 1/2 years, we put up with maneuvering around our little two person kitchen.  Heaven forbid we have people over because we had to practically do a sign in/sign out list of people who could be in the kitchen at one time.

On a happier note: I did like the red and white checkered wallpaper.  A little retro.  A little fun.

2. The next thing that I will not miss is the handle on our toilet.

 We had to hold the handle on the toilet to make sure that it flushed, but then, make sure that it didn't stick and stay down.  When this happened it would just run and run.

I felt a little bad for company because on a few embarrassing occasions, someone would come up to me and say, "I couldn't get the toilet to flush."  I also had my supersonic ears on whenever someone came over, because inevitably, the handle for stick and the toilet would be running forever.

3. During the first two years, our thermostat would not stay on "automatic."  It would either be "On" or "Off."  That basically meant it was either a sauna or iceberg.  In all honesty, we didn't care too much.  We weren't flipping the electric bill, but it did cause some uncomfortable nights of either being too hot or too cold.

I will say, when new management took over, they did replace the thermostat which solved all problems.   (sigh) I will miss not paying electricity though.

Just a few things that I will and will not miss.  Like I said, Jason and I had some awesome times in the apartment and I'm sure, like most couples, the first place you live together will always be special and memorable.

So, where did we move to you ask?  Well....WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!  (cheers and firecrackers)  We love our little home and pictures and a tour are coming soon.  In the meantime here is a little sneak peak:
Pretty exciting, huh?  See, I told you I had a good excuse!

Nice to see you again blogworld!

1 comment:

  1. Glad you now have time to be in Blogworld!