Big news here: Jon and I are moving in together! It's a ginormous step in our relationship, and I'm so excited I just want to do some Miley twerking, but I won't cause I can't, and I don't think anyone wants to see me attempt.
Anyway, after months of looking for a place for us (because Jon is still a hour away for now. Boohoo), I stumbled upon this precious duplex in Shreveport, and it's absolutely perfect! Or so I thought.
Let me just say, moving is the most stressful thing I've ever done. You'd think that after moving several times throughout my life (and I mean several), I would have had some things figured out by now, but no. There are so many things that I had to figure out when I was getting this place, i.e. What a notary is. In my defense, why would I have know what a notary is? I've had no reason to get anything notarized in my entire life...until now.
I guess it wouldn't be a true "our first place" story without some bumps in the road, but picture this: Jon isn't moving in until the end of May, and after just a few hours helping me move my stuff and getting a few things fixed and cleaned up, Tiffany was riding solo in her new place. How many disasters could possibly occur?
1) On Friday, I had scheduled my water to be turned on. The rude lady on the phone said that I needed to be there. That it was an all day appointment, and if I wasn't there, I wouldn't get my water turned on. I took half a day off of work, fell asleep waiting. I get up to pee, thinking that I could just flush the toilet when my water gets turned on, but low and behold, it's already on, and I've wasted my day. No knock on the door to let me know. Nothing. Just a waste of my time.
2) After two hours on the phone with my cable company, I'm told that the person who lived there before me never paid their bills or cut off their service, so I couldn't turn mine on. It would have to wait till Tuesday, and a technician would have to come do some honey things. Fast forward to Sunday, I have some friends come hook up my cable and modem so they would be ready for the technician. They manage to get my internet working, but not cable. Fast forward to Monday, I call the cable company, and it takes this man all of ten minutes to get my cable working. When it's finally on, the sound didn't work, so I had to Google how to fix that. Thanks, Google.
|Ghetto rigged cable. This isn't the TV staying in here, but until Jon moves his stuff in, this is what it's going to look like.|
3) I know what you're thinking - "Well, Tiffany, if you have internet, then why haven't you been blogging?"
4) On Saturday, getting three people to look at and attempt to light it, the conclusion is my water heater is missing a part, which means no hot water for Tiffany. At this point, I hadn't showered since Thursday night (judge me), and I was not about to shower in the freezing cold, so I took my musty self to my parents and showered on Sunday. Fast forward to Monday, the maintenance guy gets the heater lit, but by the time I come home after work, it's gone out. He said he's going to order a whole new unit. Fast forward to Tuesday, the maintenance man replaces the hot water unit, but there's a carbon monoxide leak, so he has to go get some replacement parts. It's all fixed now though - yes lawd, hot water.
|Brand new water heater!|
5) The coil in the oven is broken, so a new part had to be ordered. In the mean time, I can't use the stove or oven so microwave meals and dollar menu only.
6) I ran the dishwasher for the first time, and water was still in it when the cycle was through. Some good news - my friends that managed to get the internet working fixed the dishwasher, so I've got one good thing going. Yay for clean dishes??
I have faith that once these links get worked out, I'll be living in paradise. The first picture shows all of the boxes that I've already emptied, so helloooo progress. Here's some documented progress:
|Bathroom. I love the floor tile.|
|Master bedroom. Our friends gave us the king mattress, so we're still in the market for a box spring and bed frame.|
After having to shower at my parents for the first in forever this past week, I finally have hot water, but I'll still be eating McDonald's for all meals (except not really).
Meet one of my April sponsors, Heather!
I met Heather from My Little Happily Ever After thanks to Two Thirds Hazel, the mastermind behind Blogcation. Heather and I will be rooming together, and after reading all of her blog posts this past month, I just know that we're going to get along fabulously.
I'm a girly girl, but would like to think I'm up for trying most things once; I mean I did live on a farm for eight years! I think the color pink is one of the best parts of this world and I love it when animal prints are "in". The one thing I can't live without would be water, which I drink through my straw cups...everyday! I'm always blogging about the stuff that's important to me, sometimes it's as innocent as the beautiful Florida weather and other times it's the latest New Adult or Romance book I've read.
What is your favorite thing about blogging?
Getting to meet new people, read their stories and also share my life with others.
What motivates you?
Reading stories, seeing people strive for and achieve their goals.
If you could live a day in the life of anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose and why?
Marilyn Monroe - she was fabulously tortured, a bad girl and also loved by many. Plus I loved JFK and was a little obsessed with him in middle school after we learned all about him!
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What makes you awesome?
I have an addictive personality, so if I love something it's done all the way. Plus I'm a little blunt with my friends and family, so if I don't like something you'll know it.
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