Monday, June 30, 2008

Factual Evidence

For those of our friends who have questioned its existence (you know who you are)...the mythical place truly does exist. Behold! In all its glory -- Arkadelphia!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Happy Hollow

In a few weeks, Mr. Rochester and I will be moving across the country to a little place we'd like to call "The Happy Hollow". We found this little rental house online and have been communicating with the owner about moving in. As you can see from the picture, it is nothing particularly special to look at, but we are so happy to be moving into a house! Look! It has a yard and, from the picture, you can't even see the other houses next to it! How nice it will be to be gone from married student housing apartments where the pungent smell of other people's food becomes an unwelcome presence in your apartment at all hours of the day and babies living in apartments above and beside your own break the silence of a peaceful night with their wails and screams through the walls! We will be able to pull up into our own carport and just walk right into the house. No more long hikes from the parking lot to the apartment with heavy groceries! Okay, so I believe I've made my point - we are ecstatic about our move. The house is 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths with almost double the square footage of our current apartment, which isn't saying that much since we currently reside in about 650 sq. ft.

We spent most of this weekend packing things up and getting ready for the move. Mr. Rochester put in his two weeks notice with his employer last Friday and I will be quitting my job in about three weeks. Mr. Rochester quit a week earlier than me so he could be available to pack our moving truck during my last week of work. I will be very sad to leave my current job as I work with a whole lot of fabulous people. I still do not have employment in the town we are moving to and only hope I can find a place to work half as wonderful as the place I have worked for the past 18 months.