Sunday, May 24, 2009

I bought a vacuum

The Hoover Nanolite aka my new friend.

I went to wal-mart this morning determined to get at least one thing I needed (i secured a kitchen trashcan at the dollar tree Friday) for the move. $50 dollars later I emerged with this blue and green beauty.

Yep, it's starting to sink in that we're actually going to be on our own!
(though I haven't seen Denise in a few weeks, she's been in Pasadena working and staying with her sister).

So far i've--
done the yard
shampooed the carpets (well the parts that don't have furniture on them still)
cleaned the bathroom (still have to scrub the tiles really good--you try getting engine grease out of grout)
moved most of our possessions down stairs in boxes
dusted...everything (fans included!)
cleaned the baseboards (again the ones that furniture isn't covering)

so yeah...i want to have to clean up as little as possible after the move.

Thursday morning we'll be moving! Excited!

Thursday is also Mom's birthday! Yes, I'll call ;)

So that's all I've got so far!
I still need:
*Washer & Dryer (have a 10% off coupon from lowes! but don't know what hook ups i have yet, just that it's a full size space)
*Coffee pot/electric kettle
*pots and pans? I know i have dishes in my storage but i don't remember is there is cooking wear in there!
*Food! I'm going to have to stock a pantry! (and it's a big one!)
*Spices! (this kind of goes in with food)

and various other things I know but I won't know what those are until i unpack my storage.

I also know I'll have some things to get rid of including (likely) two TVs and some clothes. One of my supervisors at work works with the local women's shelter so I'll probably unload much of it there.

I'll figure it out ;p

Okay--time to go to sleep!
Happy memorial day everyone!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weird month

It's been a weird month!!

My iPod has decided to stop working...which is driving me crazy because they're kind of expensive...
I need a new one, I'd like the iPod touch as it has wifi ability and so i'd be able to get online anywhere--which is helpful when profs decide to cancel class and send out an email five mins before class starts.
The iPod touch is around $200.
I have 65 in savings right now, just random savings, not for anything in particular.

I was thinking I'd need that for the move to get some a trashcan.
I probably will, until then I'll be funneling the rest of my paychecks into my savings. I have 100 to last me a week before my next pay check. when that hit's i'll be taking the remainder and putting it in the account.

speaking of the move--ugh it's going to suck. I'm packing a lot of things, tossing a lot of things, and am worried about not having enough space. Nathan keeps telling me that it's going to be fine but uh...he's never had to move things himself before. I don't think he's even actually ever packed up before.

I've done it a few times, at least part of it, but I've never done like the full thing except when I moved here.
But when I moved here I didn't have to set up furniture or move things out of a second story storage unit, or set up utilities, etc...i don't think he's even thought about that or about simple things like forwarding your post.

he'll learn, if only in a crash course.

on a happier note--my grades for this semester and out of five classes i have five A's.
Yep, 4.0 semester.
:) Happy about that.

Also--Star Trek was awesome, X-men was meh.
anyway, that's what's up with me.
Summer is here and so i'm going to work like there is no tomorrow, get ready for the GRE, take the GRE and hopefully sleep at some time.