Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I just wanted to post a quickie. It's 10:27 here and I'm still on Central timezone, so 12:30 is pretty late to me. BUT we made it to AZ! Stay tuned for more!....

Thursday, September 25, 2008

2nd Thought

Did some minor leftover packing. Watched the fabulous 1 hour episode of The Office! Finished the minor packing and asked J if he was going to stay up packing all night. He has put this off until the last minute and he doesn't know if he'll have enough boxes. This unorganization drives me nuts! I'm such a neat freak, perfectionist, organizer. So I get to sit back and relax while he packs his things all up!

Today was also the big day the Maid 4 Us cleaning service came to clean our house. They came at 9:30 A.M. and it's 8:30 P.M. and they should be finishing up. When I found their Web site I couldn't believe that they take 10-12 hours to clean an unfurnished house. But from what we hear, they did an outstanding job! The crew consisted of two males and one female and the manager who supervises them, leaves to supervise other jobs, then comes back and does some clean up of her own. Interesting situation they have.

Tomorrow the carpet cleaners come. This generally takes 2-3 hours.

We have a pool boy that comes every Thursday. We'll keep him around until we learn the ropes of pool maintenance. Sounds like alot of work on their part though. I didn't realize how much goes into pool upkeep; but well worth it!

Weekly Summary

All week long has been filled with lots of "getting ready for the move" excitement. Tuesday J and I went to Lowes to find a refrigerator. That was a pleasing experience and we've narrowed it down to two and now it's more of a preference over price. The daytimes have been filled with me visting my parents and getting the little things in order. Tonight is The Office night! and finishing up some minor packing. Tomorrow is the big loading of the Uhaul. Saturday we are off for our 1400 mile drive with my Tory next to me and my Dwight in the cup holder. Now all I worry about is being able to withstand the long drive and the car/Uhaul breaking down.
Good thing I bought that new Nelly cd to listen to!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


It's official! At 9:02 P.M. Central timezone we've received the final "Congrats" you're an official homeowner-all transactions are complete. Everything seems to be falling into place. Now all we need to do is pack up the Uhaul, which seems to me is the hardest thing. It's not so much the lifting and such now, it's finding a strong man to help lift the heavy furniture. It seems as though everyone has a 'bad back' or finds some excuse not to help out for 1 hour of their day. When it comes to moving, I guess you find out who is a good friend who will be there for you including some minor heavy lifting.

As the last few days of work come upon me, I can't wait to leave and find something more satisfying. Work to live, don't live to work!

Friday, September 5, 2008


I've decided to start a blog in which I'd write about Arizona. Starting from the move, to the unpacking, buying appliances, painting, pool cleaning, furniture arrangment, finding a job, exploring Chandler and the experiences Jason and I share and learn. I've been really excited for this new chapter in my life and want to share it amongst my friends and family. So while you folks are up in the winter/wet/cold states and have nothing to do, you can check me out for some mild reading.