Can’t Move Out Soon Enough

We’ve decided we want to be in our new place by November 1. We feel like we’ve had it here. The last 4 days there has been the constant sound of running water in the bathrooms, like there is a leak in one of the neighbors apartments. It’s not in our apartment, we’ve looked. We mentioned it to the manager on Monday, and the sound is still present. It is driving me crazy! We got in new neighbors downstairs, and lucky us, they smoke in their apartment. So now the bathrooms (and occasionally the kitchen) reek of cigarette smoke coming up through the pipes. I haven’t met them yet, but they must be local because they are moving with a pickup truck and their friends riding on the tailgate.

We spoke to Candy (the manager) and we’re all set to go month to month once our lease is up in September. We just have to give 30 days notice, which is good. I would ideally like to get all moved before November 1, simply because this is Elijah’s first Halloween, and I’d hate to not take him out because we’re busy moving that day/night. Speaking of Halloween, I may try to get out to Hobby Lobby to seek out the fabric for his costume I want to make. He’s going to be Friar Tuck, since he has the hair for the part. He’s got fuzz, a bald spot, then it’s all thick at the back of his head. I’m sure people will think he’s a Jedi, or a monk, but who cares. He’ll look cute in a little brown robe, and that’s all that matters. Plus it’ll be easy to make.

I’ve got the travel bug something bad. I’m spending way too much time thinking about getting away. I had big ideas to go out to Victoria next summer, but Geoff got an invitation to run in a marathon in San Diego next summer. So, we may end up taking our vacation in California. It’s still too early to think about, but I am desperate to get back to Irvine to see our church friends (and UCI & KUCI friends). We’ve even talked about me going with Elijah before then. Geoff will likely be going to Palo Alto in January for work training. That’s a 10 day course, and he’ll miss my birthday. I’m open to visitors coming down (or coming from the east or west)to see me. 🙂 Sadly Diane can’t because she & Glen will be in Mexico at that point. Yeah, this family travels a lot.

Anyways, it’s time for the boy to eat, so I’ll be signing off and closing with a quote from Toy Story 2.

Bo Peep: This is for Woody, when you find him.
[She gives Buzz a long kiss]
Buzz Lightyear: [cough] Um, okay, but it won’t be the same coming from me.

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