Thursday, October 13, 2011

Getting ready for the move and getting myself motivated

Finding my motivation to go through things (again) in preparation for this move is simple...all I have to do is to listen to my clueless upstairs neighbor who has no sense of common courtesy when it comes to apartment living and I've found my motivation! There's her kid who seems to have this need to scream uncontrollably every single time they in the stairwell, their nonstop barking dogs and the fact that it sounds as if there's a bowling alley AND a herd of elephants living above us.  Oh my gosh I'm so ready to move it isn't even a laughable subject any more. I pity the people that get this place after us. The apartment it's self has been great, it's the people who live above us that make this place (at times) rather miserable.

Yesterday I went though our shared walk in closet. Organized it, and found more things to donate :-) Today it's the spare bedroom/craft room. I went through the closet and was able to condense several boxes and WOW! Look at that, there's oodles of closet space in there now! Too bad that the bedroom is so darn small though (it could use to be bigger, LOL). Next stop is Hannah's closet, just thinking about it gives me the heebie jeebies! I'm sure there's stuff in there that she could use to get rid of, but do I really want to go there today? No not really. I should have her go through it, but that would be like nails on a chalkboard, eewwww!

Now to get on with the chores at hand...laundry!

quote of the day

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it.

Don't settle.
--Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005

Monday, October 10, 2011

quote of the day

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
 All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
                                                   -Helen Keller

Appliance Shopping for the new house

It's been about 8 years since we bought our last washer and dryer set. As you know, we left them with our house in South Dakota as an aid in helping the house to sell. I loved my Duet washer and dryer and for that time they were the best things next to sliced bread for me!  Washing machines have really come along since my last purchase 8 years ago; there are steam features, and sanitize settings that remove 99.9% of germs. After looking at what's on the market and reading the great reviews and seeing that it was rated highest in customer satisfaction by JD Power and Associates for 2008/2009/2010 and 2011- well I don't think that we couldn't do any better with another brand.

I've always bought plain ol white machines, never really had the desire for colored ones- until now. When I first saw these blue ones I knew that they were for me! And yes, we even bought the pedestal drawers that go under the machines (no hunching down to retrieve the laundry). I like that the dryer door is reversible if you need to switch it around. We'll be installing these babies on the day we move in! The thing I'm most looking forward to- no more hand washing of lingerie and delicate clothing!