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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Changes in store..

So the people below us got evicted for not paying their rent.. we are weighing the pros and cons of possibly moving down there..
It is wayyyyy nicer than our apartment. It has hard wood floors (versus our cheap, crappy carpet that he put in after he found out we had a baby)! And the painting was actually done professionally where as there is paint spots and obviously (not very effectively) patched wholes all over our apartment.
It is downstairs which is easier on us and I feel safer for the off chance that Grace got out somehow. Also, if there was a fire we could get our easier.. the door would be right there versus having to make it down the stairs.
It is right under us, so it has the same layout.. we wouldn't really be changing anything.
It is the same price for a nicer place.
And we talked to the landlord and he said it was possible for us to do that for no charge to him since he isn't losing any money.

We would have to move everything.. but since it is the same layout we could go room by room and we wouldn't have to box everything up and take it back out. So that's not so bad..
We would have to change our address for all the places we pay bills, WIC, and my school, but that's not a huge deal either..
We will eventually have someone above us.. we're not sure how we feel about that.. the girl who lives across the hall down stairs says you can't really hear much from upstairs, and we hear things from downstairs anyway, so it shouldn't be that bad.
The biggest deciding factor.. we will have to pay to have our cable and internet switched over. They said it could be anywhere from $20-$100..

What do you guys think?? I would really like to, but do you think it would be too much of a hassle?

Also, we are going to be cooking Thanksgiving dinner for my mom, sister, dad, brother, and Chris' mom, step-dad, and brother, plus ourselves. We are going to have turkey, stuffing, macarroni, mashed potatoes, green beans, ham, orange delight, brownies, pie, rolls, and cranberry sauce. We have never done this before so wish us luck!!

And I counted today and Grace has 17 presents for Christmas at this point. I still would like to look for some curtains and maybe some wooden puzzles for her. I am going to Target this weekend to look. We found these adorable rubber ducks at Wal-Mart.. one is dressed as a snowman, one as santa, and one as a Christmas tree. They were only $1 a piece so I couldn't pass them up!
Ohh and we got our Christmas tree today!! We are decorating the day after Thanksgiving :)
We still have to get something for one of my cousins, but we are getting that this weekend too. And then all we will have left is Chris' mom and stocking stuffers, and I will be done with Christmas shopping.


  1. I say go for it. Since it is nicer. The only other thing you might want to consider is your electric bill in the winter might go up since heat rises. Ours stays pretty low right now, but our landlord's office is right under us and he keeps his heat on, so it keeps our place pretty warm. Also, I saw those ducks. I almost got one for Sam, but didn't. But I did buy a bunch of Cprincess stuff and puuzles from that area. lol

  2. I saw the ducks also and am debating whether or not I want to get them for baby ely. i would say go for it...Drew and i actually did something just like that. We were on the top floor when we lived in our complex for like 3 months. A bigger apartment became available and we moved into that one asap. It was nicer and the babies had more room to play. It was also on the 3rd floor...we though it would be quieter because we have lived on the bottom before but nope like the same.