Jedi Marri

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New Apartment! November 11, 2008

Filed under: Life As It Is — jedimarri @ 8:08 pm
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Whew, the last few days have been so jam-packed! The fantastic news is…we have an apartment!  We really just finally started our apartment hunt last Thursday, and we found one right away, and I’m very happy!  I know that this could have been a much more painful and frustrating process and I’m really glad it wasn’t.  I was getting worn out from added that into our schedule as it was.  It’s frustrating, but I really just don’t have much energy at all right now!  It’s largely due to all the meds I’m on.  *sigh*

Anywaaaaay….that’s why I didn’t get around to posting about this….I’ve been exhausted!

The apartment is in Hazel Dell, so we’ll be close to Winco (best for groceries!), 10 mins from my parents, 15 from his, right off the free way, and only 15 minutes from the University that Mo’s going to be going to.  It’s a one-bedroom apartment and it’ll be a little small, but more than enough for getting through our college days 🙂

It’s been really cool how all of this is working out.  We had originally looked at one unit and hadn’t noticed anything big.  The appliances were old, but oh well.  Then we went back the next day with my in-laws to put in our application (they co-signed for us) and gave them a tour of the unit.  Ruth (MIL) noticed a small area of mold that we were a little concerned about, but then we walked out, Ken (FIL) realized that the crawl space under the apartment was completely flooded.  Yikes! So, since we knew that there was another unit available, we asked to see that one.  Unfortunately the lock was broken and they were planning on fixing it the next day, so we didn’t get to see it, but we did decide to go ahead with the paper work with the plan of getting the second unit and just seeing it as soon as they could fix it.

They told us the process would take a few days, sounds reasonable enough right? This was Sunday afternoon.  The next day, 11am, I got a call from Joyce, the apartment manager, saying that we’d been approved and the apartment was ready to look at!  I really wasn’t feeling good yesterday, so we arraigned to go out their today.

I’m SO happy we decided to get the second unit and not the first!  It has new appliances (not 70’s goldenrod!) and new linoleum.  Plus its right next to the visitor parking and the trash.  Really the only downside is that it’s farther from the laundry room, but I can always throw the basket in the back seat of the car and drive over there if I’m too tired 😛

The people we’re house-sitting for come home on the 1st, so we’ve arrainged our move in for the 24th.  That will give us a full week to get our stuff out of here, out of my parents house, and to clean this house.  Sure, that’s normally way longer than needed, but with my health issues giving ourselves extra time is a smart thing to do right now!


Yeah so… September 14, 2008

Filed under: Life As It Is — jedimarri @ 9:23 am

So I never made it back to my class.  I’m getting an emergency withdrawl from it for medical reasons.  I’m not going to get my money back – but at least I won’t have an F!  The last few days have been full of dealing with that, doctors appointments, and all the random details of starting to get ready to move…

Good news is that, in the last day or two, I’ve started feeling a lot better!  The increased steroids are finally working 🙂  So I’m breathing!  Still tired and dealing with lots of side-effects from the meds, but it means I’m starting to be able to get the things done that I need to get done.  🙂

Some SUPER-EXCITING news from the last couple of days is that Mo and I are going to be house-sitting for two months!  There’s a couple from his parents church that are going to Texas for a it to do some missionary work and we’re going to stay at their house!  That will give us a place of “our own” from which to work out the whole job and apartment situation.  Happy days!


Some important updates September 7, 2008

Filed under: Life As It Is — jedimarri @ 7:26 am

Ok, so I know I haven’t blogged in, well, what seems like forever!  Life’s been crazy lately.  I’m not really going to bother with giving a full update because there is just too much to talk about.  I’ve been taking this class called Pre-Autumn that is like a three week internship at a Highschool.  It’s been a lot of fun, but the class has also been kicking my butt!  It’s an hour away, so on top of the 8 hour day I’m driving an hour each way.  Yeah, bodies really mad at me for that.  I’ve been sleeping a TON and I’ve been feeling pretty lousy – including a few serious asthma attacks.

This has lead to some serious decisions in the last week.  I was getting to the point where I had decided if I had one more bad quarter I’d give in and move home.  My doctors have been suggesting it all year long – and I’ve just been fighting to stay hoping I’d get better.  After some really long talks with Mo and our parents the decision was made on Friday.  We’re coming home.  We should be home by the beginning on October.

If your one of my Vancouver friends PLEASE don’t be offended if I don’t get to see you right away.  I’m going to have a lot to handle between the move, helping Mo find a job, looking for work (like transcription) that I can do out of the home, and trying to find a job.  And my body is pretty weak right now so I only have so much energy to invest in these things and catching up with old friends.  Unfortunately, the money-related stuff is going to have to be a priority 😦

If your one of my new E-burg friends – I’m going to miss you!