Friday, July 22, 2005


Well, we only have about a week left of living in good ol' California. God, I will so not miss this place.

I'm running around like a mad woman trying to get everything packed, organized and whatnot. All the stuff we didn't sell at the garage sale has to be sorted through for what can be donated and what can be tossed. S and I are fighting over the refrigerator. He wants to sell it (to who???) and I want to keep it. I mean, it's not like we're moving in with my parents up there, we're just crashing there until we find a (preferably) house to rent. My dryer crapped out so that takes care of one big item. We're leaving the washer too because it's one hundred years old and I have the sneaking suspicion that it's not cleaning my clothes the way it should.

I'm getting so excited. I feel like this is a chance for S and I to start fresh. California is a great place to live if you have a load of money. Or if you don't mind never being ahead. Think about this. Minimum wage here is $7.15, I know seems like a lot, right? Well, a single family home, built about sixty years ago in the town I'm living in now (which isn't a very nice town) has an asking price of $500,000.00. Yeah. Rent on a one bedroom apartment starts at about $900.00 a month. Now, tell me how anyone without a "career" can make it here. They can't, so says the lines at the welfare office.

I know it's going to be rough for us in the beginning. But, S loves to work hard and is also planning on finishing his schooling for his electricians license (something he couldn't afford to do here once Lexie was born), and I will have the help of my sisters and mother so if I wanted to work I could. Which I will probably do in a few months, just something part-time to help get our savings back.

Well, now you know a little more about my plans. Sorry for the yawn posts lately, but my mind is in a million different modes right now. So, consider yourselves lucky that I'm posting at all.


Dawn said...

Good luck!!

Linda said...

How exciting to get a fresh start and be near your family.

Wow, that is a damn expenisve house. We could get a mansion here for that amount...LOL. Well, at least an awesome house with land!!

Good luck to S and getting his electitians license. Maybe he could come out here and put electricity in our garage...IF we ever get one...LOL!

Pieces of Me said...

A fresh start sounds awesome! I cant believe how much it cost out there...I mean I knew it was expensive..but why?? I have been to Cali and it is nice but I didn't think it was worth all that...I dont know I enjoy having land out here!! I hope the move goes well...I think it will all work out and be wonderful in the end...I mean just living closer to your family sounds like the biggest bonus! Well good luck and keep us posted even if you think they are boring haha! TTYL

Toni said...

I hope the move goes smoothly...and the girls behave!

Melissa said...

Good luck! Hope the fresh start is just what you needed!
I can't get over how expensive everything there is...OUCH!

Laina said...

Good luck!