Creativecat

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Happy New Year! 14 January 2008

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So I’m a little late for New Years…I’ve been busy moving and unpacking! But now I’m mostly settled in my new place. Just a few more pictures to hang and one or two more boxes to unpack.

I wouldn’t call this a resolution but I’ve decided I want this year to be less eventful than last. Last year, I graduated college, moved to another state–then another city, got a new job, and got divorced. I’m hoping this year is a little less life-changing than last. I don’t want it to be boring–just a little more laid-back.

 

Busy busy busy 14 December 2007

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I found an apartment! I move in the weekend before New Year’s. So, since I’m going out of town for Christmas, I have my work cut out for me: I have to pack my entire house, fix any small imperfection so I can get my security back, pack to go out of town, find someone to take my current apartment, and work my normal job. I don’t think I’m going to be getting much sleep between now and then.

 

Moving again! 9 December 2007

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Not too far this time! Only from Durham to Raleigh. It just makes more sense to live where I work. Rent is slightly higher in Raleigh but I won’t need as big of a place.

My landlord (who I haven’t been terribly pleased with) is claiming problems with my circuit breakers are because I have a space heater. The problem couldn’t be that the circuit breakers are so old they classify as antique. The electrician and the engineer who told me that must have no idea what they’re talking about. No, of course not! Because space heaters use more electricity if there isn’t central heat because they can tell how how the room already is. Space heaters just ignore the temperature settings they have built in.

So, my landlord said I have to turn my gas or I can move without penalty of breaking my lease. Since I’d rather not live somewhere with such abysmal maintenance and wanted to move to Raleigh anyway, I get to find an apartment and move out by January 1. So far, I’ve found some definite possibilities. No “dream apartment” yet, but I just started looking.

I think the longest I’ve stayed in one place since I was a kid is 2 years. I’m not really the biggest fan of moving, but I always feel like moving is great for cleaning/decluttering. Every move I make I seem to get rid of more stuff. Plus you clean the things that are hard to reach or are out of the way. If I lived one place for too long it would be really gross in spots.