Friday, April 30, 2010

Stress

It's been a rather stressful past month. For a while we weren't sure if we'd still be moving to Maine next month or if it would be later in the summer. That made planning for anything pretty much impossible. As of now, we're still not 100% sure it is happening next month, but we're sure enough that we went ahead and sent in our deposit and signed the lease for an apartment today. This help relieve some of the stress since we were having a tough time finding a place. Since it's such a small area, there aren't really any big apartment complexes. Most of the places to rent are owned by an individual, not a company. We called and emailed so many places and hardly any would even return a call or email. It was very frustrating. Jeremy probably contacted at least 15 that didn't get back to us. The ones that did get back to us weren't the best - very small, run down, etc. I'm so happy we found a place that looks pretty great. It's a two story apartment connected to the landlord's house, but has it's own entrance and back patio. It also has a dishwasher and washer and dryer. Plus there is a garage that Jeremy can probably park his motorcycle in during winter.

To add to the stress, we were in a car accident two weeks ago. It wasn't bad, but my car got a little dented. An older man didn't realize we didn't have a stop sign (even though there was a big sign saying northbound traffic didn't stop) and he hit us. Again, it wasn't bad, just a bother. I have a rental car right now while the car is in the shop.

Now we're in the pack-the-house-up phase of moving. I hate packing so much, but we got some boxes through freecycle. We're trying to do it a little at a time. Hopefully this will work and we won't have to do everything at the last minute. Also, I've started looking for a job some up in Maine. I also hate the job hunting process.

On the upside, I rearranged my work schedule this week for a meeting at UT that never happened and flexed some hours at CASA so I have today off. It was nice to sleep in, especially since I'm now coming down with a cold. At least it's over a long weekend so I'll be better by Monday.

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