Eeeeeeeekkkk!! I'm so excited! I'm doing a little happy dance as I type this out...lol. So most of you already know that we live in military housing, which means we forfeit all our bah to live here. We have a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house and no children (as of yet) to fill it up with. Thats right, its just my Mr. and Me, so it seems pretty silly to live in such a big place and be paying this much money for it.
Along with the financial aspect of living here, I just can't seem to keep up with the house work and mowing the lawn. I work 6 days a week (every single week!) at my job and I just don't have the energy to clean such a big place. I barely have time to wash and put away our laundry or wash the dishes, much less scrub 2 bathrooms each week and keep the whole downstairs and upstairs rooms clean, along with the kitchen, and office area. Its just too much and I have been feeling very overwhelmed these past few months, so I have decided its time we "Simplify Our Lives."
After about 2 &1/2 months of researching on the internet, reading apartment ratings, looking up crime statistics and actually driving around to see the areas, we finally decided on an apartment complex thats pretty close to where we live now. We've decided on a 1 bedroom 1 bathroom apt and I think its gonna be the perfect size for us. :) Its in a gated community which I love, and there is a pool and fitness center with lots of treadmills and other work out equipment. I can't wait to be able to go running and not have to worry about anything, especially out here with this Crazy Virginia Weather that Loves to change every 5 minutes!! lol!
I am also excited to move because these apartments are gorgeous and are all newly renovated inside. :) They come with real granite counter tops and maple cabinets. The kitchen is so beautiful, I can't wait to start cooking in there! :) There's tons of storage space and counter space which our house now is lacking, (our kitchen here is tiny and only has 1 counter we can actually use for cooking.) Plus there is a breakfast bar attached to the kitchen which comes with even more storage space and makes it look more homey. I want to get some chairs for it so we can sit and eat there if we feel like it. :) Overall the kitchen has me in a daze and I can't wait to have a brand new refrigerator that actually makes ice! Sounds corny, but I HATE filling up those ice trays and waiting for them to freeze.
The bathroom has been remodeled as well and there are cabinets above the toilet so we will have extra space there too and can even have some towels in there. The bedroom comes with a walk in closet, (we all know I can't live without that!) and plantation blinds on the windows. To say the least, I looovvee it!! ♥ We also got lucky enough to reserve an apt with a deck so we can still keep our direct tv and we can get a little patio set for outside. I am so happy and anxious to get everything going and move into our new place.
I think more than anything I am excited cause this is the first place we've actually been able to pick out together and it will feel more like OUR home. The house we have now wasn't as much fun cause I didn't even get to visit the neighborhood before hand, and I didn't get to look at different units or anything. I basically got a phone call and was told we had a house and that was it. With military housing you get what they have open and theres no real room for complaining or asking if they have something else available. Which I find pretty ridiculous, considering the amount of money you pay for a place to live and all the different factors that make a house comfortable and convenient. I like the fact that we had more options now that we are actually living out here and we could take the time to choose where we wanted to live.
I had put in our application last week along with paying our security deposit so they would hold the apt we wanted, and I got a phone call last night from the apts saying we got approved!!! Yay! Not that I thought we wouldn't, but now its just one less thing to worry about and I can finally give our notice to Lincoln. I am so thankful to the Lord for allowing this to all work out and for letting us find a way to squeeze the move into our busy schedule. I don't think it was a coincidence that the apt we wanted was available on the exact weekend that we needed to move, (since Isaiah's underway schedule is so crazy) we were limited on when we could do it. So today I am feeling very happy and blessed to say the least! I hope you all have a great day as well!! :)