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So… after 10 or so days, we can finally see the end of moving.  Not unpacking, but moving.  This past weekend, my mom came down to help us out, and it was a huge help.  We had two rooms to paint back white, and of course the walls were painted in some of the darkest colors you could pick.  Then we had the usual cleaning to do and had to pack the last few stray things… that turned out to be like eight boxes.  Ugh.  But the sigh of relief happened yesterday afternoon, when we finally saw the end.  And all that’s left is to go pick up the last few boxes that didn’t make it in the car yesterday.

So, we still have a ton of unpacking to do, but we can see it coming together.  We are loving the space, the location and how things are slowly coming together.  No pictures of the inside yet, because we’re nowhere near ready.  But we do have one place that has become a favorite, I think. 

Patio 1

I’d found this furniture about a month ago and had the whole thing pictured in my mind.  But last week, when I went to finally pick them up, the store was out of chairs.  There were no chairs to be had anywhere near here.  But I found a store that was on Mom’s way to Nashville, and she graciously picked them up for us.  I thought I’d never be so excited about two folding chairs! But as you can see, it totally makes it, and there were no other chairs that looked even close to these.

So welcome to our little getaway.  I anticipate many mornings of breakfast with coffee (Jeff) and OJ (me) and evening talks about life and such, just like we used to do in the “old days”… oh yea, and Jeff playing guitar.

Jeff on Patio

Not much to talk about this time.  Just lots of packing for the move.  We picked up the keys this weekend, and are loving the idea of this new place being home for awhile.  Our preparation has turned out to be better than anticipated, and so far all is going well.  We are so thankful for the help of some friends to move the big furniture on Wednesday with Jeff.  “Unfortunately” they’re doing it in the afternoon… while I’m at work.  Darn my luck.  heehee.  My mom is rolling into town this weekend to bring my car back (my parents let us borrow their van this week, which is a huge help), so she’ll be around just in time to help us paint back the old apartment.  Lucky her.  heehee.

To see pictures of our “old” apartment, click here.  I’ll leave you with the before video of our “new” apartment, complete with clever Jeffery commentation.  Welcome to our 1100 plus square feet of goodness.

So I have this brother.  His name is Ahron.  And he has been an Atlanta Braves fan ever since I can remember.  For Christmas, Jeff and I decided to get him tickets to a Braves game at Turner Field.  Of course, he would pick a game where they’re playing the Cardinals… and he would bring a friend who just happens to be a Cardinals fan.  Watching the two of them react to the plays in the game was entertaining at least.  Even though we were only in the city for less than 24 hours total, thanks to crazy busy schedules, I think a great time was had by all.

So thanks to a Flip camera, some photos, and Windows Movie Maker + hours of blood, sweat and tears, here is the story told…