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Thursday, May 02, 2013

I sure haven't been around here much have I? Well lots is happening over here so I will catch you up!

First, we have been looking for a home and if you read my blogs you probably know that we are putting off buying a house for another year (hopefully just a year). We are living with my mother in law in her basement suite to afford us the ability to save a down payment. Well since it's not going to happen for us yet we decided it wouldn't be fair to my boyfriends mom to stay here for a whole year. When we came here in September our goal to be out was MAY. Well May is here! So we just started looking for decent rentals and on Monday we found the one we want! It was a tough decision because we were offered 3 places. #1 wasn't right for us - easy pass. #2 was this beautiful little tiny condo with an amazing kitchen! You know how I run a business out of my kitchen so it's really hard for me to overlook that lol. #3 is a house - quite old (about 61 years actually), full of amazing giant windows and a HUGE yard with mature trees and room for a gigantic garden! The down side to #3 - the area is quite horrible and there is in fact an actual crack house right across from this house. We weighed the pro's and cons... we thought long and hard and I got a stomach ache from the anxiety lol. I wanted the condo, my manfriend wanted the house. He won. Well we both win, I just find so much joy in a yard. And the weather is finally warming up (knock on wood, it snowed all Monday/Tuesday) so I can just see myself lounging on my deck watching the birds. It all happened so fast, yesterday we picked up the keys and now the work begins. Packing and moving! It's going to be interesting (to say the least) to live in such a neighbourhood but I'm looking at it in this way - it will build character. Haha that's what I keep telling myself. I've only spent a total of 3 hours in the area and I've already seen some very sketchy characters. Oh well, I will keep to myself and not poke the bears. Hopefully they won't mess with me! The worst news was when my friend reminded me that 4 years ago she was stabbed right in her stomach and left on the side of the road when she was getting into her car. They stole her iphone. Yup... stabbed for an iphone. She nearly died. Yikes! Supposedly they've really cleaned up the area (we will find out) with the exception of the crackheads across from me - lucky us lol. We will see how it goes and hope for the best.

So I have been so busy, cakes every weekend, house hunting, now moving. I may not be around so much for the month of May - I'm also planning my big birthday party - turning 30 on May 29 so I'm treating it like a big deal :)

I'm thinking of my spark pals and I hope you are all still doing awesome and hitting your goals. I've not been so good (at all) but in just a few days I will have a full kitchen again and I can't wait to stop eating so much crap! It will be glorious! Let me know how you guys are all doing! You were all kicking some serious ass before I started neglecting my health again so I can't wait to catch up with you guys and hear about the little changes you're noticing!

Keep it up and don't forget me while I'm a little flaky this month!

Here is a pic of me standing in front of the new tiny home :)

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    AWESOME!!! That is GREAT, Jen! It's always so much fun finding a new place, a fresh new start. And I'm totally jealous of the lawn space you have for a possible garden! Our landlord is actually our neighbor and we share a it's hard to do anything we want without her poking her nose in our business. Soon we will also be moving into another apartment. Ahhhh can't wait!

    I really hope you stay safe! We lived in Phoenix, AZ for about a year...and we were in a ghetto's take our guns out on New Year's Eve just shoot $h#t around everyone's houses for fun! Yup...gotta love those crazies. If I were you...I'd carry a little jack knife in my pocket/purse. Or mase. Mmhmm. Is that legal in Canada? :o)

    Speaking of ghetto neighborhoods...We drove to Syracuse yesterday to pick up our 5k shirts and bibs and get registration stuff done...and Mapquest sent us to some "abandoned" houses in the middle of drug town. Ahhh!!! Luckily, we realized we had to be at a major mall and just rerouted.

    Sorry I'm still chatting on your blog post but--I need to tell you what's up! I did the 5k today and it was SO MUCH FUN! I've never wanted to actually RUN before this race...oh my gosh paint was flying everywhere (I still can't get it off my skin, out of my hair or out of my nose). I just ran almost straight through. I wish every time I go out for a run there would be people along my route throwing paint at me, haha. I'm going to register for the Zombie Run 5k this fall (Halloween is my FAV). And what's better motivation to run than zombies scaring the crap out of you and chasing you?

    Haha...well I hope your move is smooth and you have a wonderful experience! And keep me up to date on what you'll do with the lawn/garden! Miss you!
    1877 days ago
  • ALIALI2013
    What an adorable house, I'm sure you'll be very happy, esp with the kitchen, I'm so happy for you. I'm doing great, thank you for asking, but like you, extremely busy. I hope you have a wonderful birthday too, 30 is a GREAT birthday, enjoy it to the fullest! emoticon
    1879 days ago
  • LEANIE64
    Sounds like you have a full plate..literally..Love the house..!! Enjoy the move and before you know will be settled.. emoticon
    1879 days ago
  • MINEA999
    Congratulations on your tiny home in a sketchy neighbourhood. :) haha

    That's fabulous!!! You're going to have your own kitchen and some privacy finally.

    Just keep away from the scary people. And in case you're tempted, don't do crack! lol

    1879 days ago
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