31 May 2011

Morro Rocks Literally!

Busy, busy, busy.

Morro Rock
View from every window of living room and master
So, as you all know--because I won't stop talking about it--we are moving. We are uprooting our family and ruining the boy's life (but only every other day). I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!

We finally found a house, and although it's dated (80s all the way baby) the view makes up for it.

Don't get me wrong, I like Reno, but I have been in the desert too long. The sea is calling to me.

I went to see the new house this weekend. It's kinda dumpy--the walk-through list of problems was two pages long--but I know that we can make it home. To me it already is. I woke up in Reno this morning at around 5:30 and it took me a minute to figure out where I was. Then I had this wave of disappointment wash over me. Then I passed right back out.

The house is at the top of the hill with only one street behind us. You can see the entire town below us. I will miss the balloon races and the fireworks that go off all summer long here in reno, but in Morro Bay we get the ocean, beach, the dunes, and of course the rock. Even though we are not on the beach, we can hear the waves at night.

The town seems pretty laid back, and we have already met the neighbors, and some other people in town. We were looking to get furniture there instead of moving all our stuff, and I found a couch on craigslist.org that looked as if it would fit the huge great room. I wrote to the guy who placed the ad and he said that it was still available so I asked if we could come by and see it. We had decided that we were going to hit some yard sales, and I did not check my email before we left. We got to that last one, and as we pulled up, I told Andrew "That's the couch!" As we got out of the car, he said, "That's the other house we were looking at!" It must have been meant to be, that couch in our living room. And, the people that were selling it have been to a party in our house. Small town.

We also bought a new bed for our room this weekend. It is kinda fun mattress shopping. We have decided when we are grown ups and can afford and $5000 bed (never LOL), we want a Sterns and Foster. OMG it was the most comfortable thing I have ever laid on. But, this time we were good, and stayed in budget. The bed was delivered yesterday after I left to drive back to Reno, and Andrew got to sleep in it by himself last night (bastard). But since he still doesn't have gas hooked up (that happens tomorrow), he doesn't have hot water and I came home and took a nice, long, hot shower!

13 May 2011

Slacking, Packing, and Moving

I gave my notice at work three works ago. Last Friday was my last day. I have had a whole week to do what I wanted. Well almost what I wanted to do. My hubby decided that I wasn’t spending my time as well as I should have, and he would just look at me like I should be doing something else (rather than just lying in bed reading). I did do a few things though.

I cooked dinner (at regular dinner time even); I went through the kitchen and put all kinds of things in boxes for the garage sale. I also cleaned out the linen closet for the same reason. I know we are moving, but I don’t know what to leave out and what to pack. It will be the end of July, or even August before we move. Another thing is that some of the stuff is my mother-in-law’s and I don’t know what she wants to keep and what I can take. When they moved out, they left a bunch of stuff behind.

 Also, I still don’t know where we are moving to. There is not a lot for rent in Morro Bay (which is where we want to be), and it is hard to look for a place 8 hours away. All the ads on Craig’s list are scams, and there is not much in the newspaper. So, since I don’t know where we will be moving, I don’t know how much space I will have and how much stuff I will need to get rid of.

On another note, I was hoping to be unemployed for the summer. I knew that I was going to have to find a job eventually when we got moved and settled, but yes even in this economy, I needed to take time off for summer school because it is going to take up a lot of my time taking two classes in seven weeks. It is hard to stay unemployed though when you are out of work a week and you get a job offer that you weren’t even looking for. What do I do with that? I can work from home, and still go to school, but I don’t know if that’s what I want to do. I did call and send an email to talk about it, but I still don’t know. Guess I have to think about it. 

06 May 2011


So, today is my last day at work.

I know, I know, why am I giving up a job in today's economy? Starting in a week I am going into all day summer school classes, and was going to have to take a leave of absence anyway. I didn't want to leave the company high and dry for almost three months. I wanted them to be able to fill the position that I hold. With a company that only has 12 people in it a three month leave is a big deal.

It is hard to leave here (my boss was just saying that there has been a Wolf in the company for the last 12 years--my husband worked her before I did), but it was also an easy choice for me. I have known many of these people for 10 years, some for only a few months, but I know that I will still be having contact with them (since I get my internet connection from them). The easy part is that my priorities have always been Family, School, and then Work (and in that order) and so School had to win out over Work. With these two classes this summer, I will have finished my B.A!!!! These last 4 1/2 years has been rough (I have been working the whole time--either two jobs or one full time job--and going to school full time) with no time for extra curricular activities. I am hoping that this will change.

Who knows, I may actually have time to clean the house, take the dog to the park, and enjoy my family.