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Lordy, it feels like the hurdles never end!

First off, I'll start with some good news.
I've found some uh-may-zing items at the local antique stores.
And I FINALLY have a detailed vision for my future dream kitchen! Or, in the meantime, my day to day kitchen.
I'm thinking red, black and white Vintage French Country.
And it will happen!

Those are my adorable antique finds!
The basket.
Oh, the basket!! This vintage beauty was a bit more pricey than I wanted, but it is utter perfection. More on that darling piece later.
The kitchen accessories.
All of them were $2.00 or less. Yep, legit vintage for cheap!
I am so so so in love. I fee like I say that a lot, but that just means there is a whole lot of love going around.

And remember that HUGE garage sale that I had mentioned?? The one that took weeks of preparation? The one that took all of my spare time and energy?
Well, it was a HUGE success!! In all honesty, we sold 95% of the items for sale!
My inlaws have a ginormous driveway. I think it can hold about 10 cars (closely parked, of course). Needless to say, the garage sale had to be of a substantial size in order to look like anything from the street. We took advantage of that space and had 3 looooong rows of tables covered in items, boxes of stuff underneath, and lots of furniture all over the place. Not to mention the 4 full sized blankets conveniently placed on their giant, beautiful lawn that displayed tons and tons of clothing, shoes, and linens.
And we sold almost all of it!! What a blessing! Because NOTHING came back into my inlaws' house.
(Okay, maybe one frame that held a picture of the Grand Canyon. But that was it!)

Now I'll update with the "mixed feelings" news.
We're moving.
In 30 days.
Actually, it's really closer to 29 days. This day is pretty much over.
And I hate moving.
We were actually looking to move to a place with cheaper rent. Our search has been sporadic but completely fruitless as well. We even caught a scammer! The lease with our apartment complex ends on June 30th, but we weren't wanting to be too pressed for time, so we figured that we could rent month-to-month for a month or two.
No big, right? Well, it actually is a big deal.

I came home today to a notice saying that it was time to renew our lease.
Unfortunately, it wasn't as pleasant of a surprise as this scene from earlier in the day:

Super Mario Kart in real life?
We live in a high-quality establishment.

If we renew our lease for the same 1 bedroom apartment, our rent goes up from $630 a month to $660 a month, minimum contract of 6 months. If we chose not to renew our lease and went month-to-month, the rent for the same apartment would be $680 a month, plus a $30 (subject to change) m-to-m fee, making the rent $710 a month.
Umm.... say what?! Seriously?!
This place is NOT worth $630 or $660 a month, let alone $710!
I called the hubby, who was on his way out, back up to the 3rd floor to look at this ugly piece of paper. And we knew exactly what we had to do. Away we went, giving our 30 day notice.

What's even better is the area in which we live.
Hubby and I were driving around the surrounding neighborhoods tonight looking for any houses that had a "For Rent" sign. There weren't very many, but we found this:

How encouraging.
That 3rd floor apartment sure is safe in our area of the "hood".

I'm exhausted just thinking about it. If I had the energy, I would explain the entire story of last year's moving day dilemma. It was a complete nightmare. Granted, we were moving from a small town into the "big city", but it was a traumatizing event. I can't tell you how many tears were shed. My voice was hoarse and my eyes were puffy and red for quite a while.

As stated earlier, I hate moving.
I mean, I really hate moving.
You have to understand. I've never, in my entire life, lived in one home for more than 5 years. If I can count it correctly, I had lived in 8 different homes by the time I was 16 (there may be more, I was very young for a lot of the moves). By that time I had lived in 4 different states. Once I moved to Oklahoma, that made 5 states. I have now lived in 5 different places since the move in 2003.

The grand total: 13 houses/apartments/duplexes in 5 states in my nearly 24 years.

I've packed my fair share of boxes.
I've unpacked my fair share of boxes.
I'm tired of moving.

So there goes my month of June.
It was a nice thought, having a month off, only having to worry about one online class.
Eh, such is life!
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  1. Love your kitchen finds - gorgeous, and great prices too. So sorry to hear about your moving woes. Hope you find the right place for the right price. So sorry June isn't going to be as laid back as you'd hoped. You've been working so hard with your classes, I know you were looking forward to winding down a bit. Hope everything goes smoothly for you.


  2. sorry to hear about the moving issues....hope you find something soon!

    (your mario kart comment did make me laugh though!)

  3. Great vintage finds! Moving stinks but tell yourself: this too shall pass. Coming over from the Shabby Nest and your newest follower!



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