The move is finally over! We have handed over the keys to the old place and are free of it, save for getting our security deposit back.
We love the new place already. I was going to take a picture of the river and/or the magnolia tree off of our porch, but I can't find the camera. It is a smaller apartment, but it is very nice. And we have kind of come to enjoy getting rid of excess in the last year. It's kind of cathartic. The dog also loves the new place, although he is still terrified of our neighbors children. We tried to all go for a walk last night, but he was really testing the tensile strength of the leash in order to get as far away from the children as possible. But we are working on it.
Tomorrow we head to the lake (see photo) in the mountains for a week of vacation with my folks. It is a man made lake, but it is super-clean, and there isn't a ton of boat traffic. We can maybe get cell signal sometimes, and if you want to check e-mail you have to go into "town" to the "internet cafe." The internet cafe is very . . . simple. It is LITERALLY a folding table with a computer on it. Seriously. But for the bargain price of .75 I can delete whatever New York & Company's latest e-mail coupon happens to be. And if I get tired of sitting by the pool, sitting by the lake or in a boat, watching a movie, playing trivia or just reading, I can head to the teeny-tiny high school there to run. I did that once last year and it was kind of nice
There will be various other family and friends visiting while we are there, but it will mostly be the four of us. Somehow we have managed to procure two jet skis for this week at the lake, in addition to my parent's boat. The hubs and I are quite excited about this development. My dad is the greatest, but he won't let me take the boat out alone. It's not like I'm almost 30 and haven't spend significant time in/on/around boats every summer for the last 20 years.
I'll be back in a week, unless I make a post from the internet cafe. Have a good one everyone!