Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lilo's New Look:

1 dog + 1 red bandana

We actually didn't expect the bandana to last long. Lilo is not one for dressing up. But we thought it was cute and she doesn't seem to mind, so it stuck.

And now she's a cowgirl.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Space Issues

659. Square feet.

I've already mentioned that our new apartment is on the smaller side, and we're discovering that more and more every day. We thought that getting rid of all our boxes would solve the problem, but no such luck. Now we just have piles of stuff on the floor instead of in boxes and nowhere to put things. Basically, our home can be compared to a shoe box.

Making more space in the apartment took desperate measures and some creativity. The other night, we (and when I say "we" I mean Josh) removed the doors between the bedroom and closet, and between the closet and bathroom. Then we had to sneak the doors out to the garage at midnight to avoid getting caught. After the operation was complete, we gained an entire wall of space in our closet that we can use for storage. There are now curtains in place of doors and a little less privacy, but it's worth it.

I can't wait until we have a house! Then we'll actually have space to breathe, not to mention doors in all the doorways.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Toto, I Don't Think We're in Texas Anymore

In fact we're miles and miles away from Texas. We're on the other side of the world (okay I'm exaggerating). After a week of Josh training in Minneapolis, we're ready to get settled into our new home in Fargo.

We've moved into yet another apartment. It's nice and new and we're liking it so far. There isn't a ton of space and there is only one bedroom, but we do have a double garage which will especially come in handy during the winter months. Now we just need to empty out our boxes and find a place for everything. I'm hoping we'll be here for awhile because I'm sick and tired of packing and unpacking just to pack and unpack again!

Fargo and the general area seem pretty nice, although I may think differently in a few months when everything is covered in snow. Fargo is a big enough city where you have all of the amenities, but small enough where you don't have to sit in rush hour traffic for hours. Although it's not huge, I don't know my way around at all yet. Josh will confirm that it probably has something to do with my lousy sense of direction.

It may take awhile until we're completely settled in, but we're excited to get to know the area and start meeting people. It's a big change, but in the end it will be a good change.