Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Still Alive

So, despite what my lack of posting lately might suggest, I'm still alive. The hubby and I have started the process of packing for our big move. Long story short, our closing date is still not set in stone, but we're hoping for early next week. We're planning to head to our new home the day we close to take care of a few things (hanging blinds, installing shower curtain rods/hanging shower curtains, etc.) and will be moving immediately the following day. My hubby took the photo above a few nights ago on his iPhone. Believe it or not, all these boxes are just a part of his video game/movie/book collection (and I'd say that all but two or three of those boxes are video games). Crazy, huh?

Packing has been a slow and difficult process. Other than packing some clothes and kitchen items, I really haven't packed much. We had trouble getting our hands on some (free) boxes at first. The hubby got tons more recently from Kroger but they were all awkward sizes for things I needed to pack. I have a feeling we'll be packing like crazy the last few days before the move. When we moved in our first and current apartment together we really didn't have much and didn't bother with actually packing--just kind of transported things in drawers, trash bags and the like. Now we have a lot more stuff and we're trying to be more organized with the move. I've been labeling every box with its contents as well as the room in the new house were it should end up. I'm hoping this will help avoid chaos when it comes time to unpack. *Fingers crossed.*

As I'm sure many of you are experiencing, this summer has brought with it an incredible heat wave. Our apartment lacks air conditioning and the walls and attic above us are entirely uninsulated. Today, for example, brought a heat index of 108 degrees in Lexington. We are fortunate to have a window unit in our bedroom which keeps the room relatively cool and comfortable. Right now a thermometer in the bedroom, next to the air conditioner, reads 80 degrees. My studio down the hall (sans air conditioner) is 90 degrees. I sit and I sweat. Needless to say I haven't really been in the mood to cook or bake all summer. Since baking is one of my favorite things to post about, I've been lacking in things to share as of late. I really miss blogging and hope to be back in the swing of things after we move and settle in. I've missed baking and have accumulated a million recipe I want to try, so I'll be posting tons soon. I'm also excited to have home decor and DIY projects to share in the future as well. I have a few kitchen related projects I want to tackle soon after the move and I'll be sure to share them here when I do!


  1. I was just wondering about you today! The heat is crazy and I feel for you. I used to live in a similar type apartment and summer was miserable!

    Congrats on the house and good luck with the move!

  2. if your box problem isn't solved yet shoot me an email we have tons at my work! happy moving friend. i can't wait for you to reveal your new place. i'm sure it will be gorgeous!

  3. I have a few boxes in the house that you can use if you need them. Just let me know, girl! :)

  4. Congratulations on the move!

    I actually just moved back to Lexington a month or so ago with my boyfriend who has a pretty large collection of man toys (video games, comic books, action figures) so I understand all the boxes full of husbands things.

    Also, while checking out your facebook page I noticed Howard being a fan. I love that kid!

  5. We moved about a month ago and I have to admit to doing some "dumpster diving" for boxes at the end when we got desperate. SO if you see a dumpster that says "cardboard only", say, behind a busy movie theater, you just might hit the box jackpot! Good luck! You have lovely blog!


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