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Hi friends! What a busy busy week!
Here’s what happened this past week:
I think the biggest news that happened this week is that we moved into a new apartment because I’m pregnant with another baby! Whaaaat? Yes, the move and our pregnancy were announced this week on social media to you, my lovely readers.
Once we found out we were pregnant about 2 1/2 months ago, we started seriously looking for a new apartment to rent, though I’m always looking because I love real estate. Our lease was going to expire for our old apartment in April, so we wanted to be ahead of the ball and not feel stuck or pushed into renewing that lease again, especially because it would definitely not fit 4 children.
About a month ago, we stumbled across this apartment we eventually decided to rent. We met with our realtor who was going to show us a different unit. After looking at that unit and telling him about what we were looking for (3 kids, baby on the way, blah blah blah) he brought us down to a different unit that he thought would better suit us. Turns out he was right on the money. It was double the size of the other apartment we were looking at renting for only a few hundred dollars more. Plus he said the owner was wanting to rent it quickly so even though the asking price was $X, he would accept *this much* under asking. And also it was a no fee rental, saving us thousands! So we offered what the realtor told us to and got approved within 24 hours. It was amazing.
Our apartment is a four bedroom, three bath, 1700 square foot beauty. Newly renovated with a washer and dryer and microwave!! Yes, we finally have a microwave again 🙂 This is basically double what we had in our last apartment, not to mention new and nice and lovely.
Fast forward to us signing the new lease a few weeks ago and us packing and prepping to move all last week…all unbeknownst to you. Mwahaha.
We moved in Saturday morning/afternoon and have been unpacking boxes and cleaning and organizing ever since.
I’m working room by room and just finished the kitchen and playroom (yes, we have room for a playroom!) Brooke has her own room completely unpacked and organized with adjoining bathroom which she is just over the moon about.
We do have to order more furniture because all our living room furniture went straight down to the playroom. And, we need to order a queen bed because our king wouldn’t fit in our new bedroom. So, Gordon and I have different tastes and are indecisive people because furniture is expensive so we’ll get lucky if we can get this place furnished before the baby is born. Ha! We are currently sleeping on our sleeper sofa in the basement.
As soon as we get things where we want them, we will be sure to do a full tour when the time comes 🙂 I just hope that’s sooner than later.
So that was the big news this past week!
Here’s what is coming up this next week:
Brooke and Blake start their new after school programs. Blake is so excited to start cooking! And Brooke says she’s excited but nervous for her running program. Of course, I expect them to just fly through these programs no problem.
We will also we hopefully find a bed frame and dining table this week too. Ha! Baby steps.