It has been almost a month since Chris and I packed up and moved. When you think about it we only moved about ten minutes from where we were living. But, let me be honest here.
I MISS IT.
I miss living downtown, the hustle and bustle.
I miss being in the seventeenth ward.
I miss being a leader in the Young Womens.
I miss getting to the U in under ten minutes.
I miss swinging by Chris’ work to go to lunch together.
I miss sitting on the Capitol Building’s Lawn.
I miss city creek.
I miss California Burgers and Deli.
I miss lots. (you get it.)
We were happy where we were. Really happy. So why did we all of a sudden move? Well for one thing the apartment we were living in only had a nine month lease which was ending in October. We jokingly talked about moving somewhere when the lease was up but not very seriously. It is never fun to pack everything up all the crap under our bed and in our drawers and closet etc. That did not sound fun. There was one dilemma. Our apartment was quickly becoming too small. We didn’t have a table to eat on or a desk to work at. If you know Chris and I both of our jobs require a lot of work at the computer editing photos and working on after effects. Sitting on the ground for several hours editing photos was becoming painful. Bottom line. WE NEEDED MORE ROOM. This made me kind of sad. I felt ungrateful and vain. How could two people have so much stuff after nine months??? Nonetheless I began the grueling task of searching through the KSL classifieds to see what was out there. So many hours spent on that site. After calling, texting, and emailing countless apartment owners I was becoming discouraged. No place had everything we needed. None were worth moving. Until one Sunday night at my parent’s house we were watching a Niners football game and once again I was scrolling through KSL. I came across an apartment with a familiar street name. Sure enough it is a street less than a minute from my grandma’s house. Not just my grandma’s house my newly married brother and sister in law’s house… and some of my favorite cousins, The Garriotts, Fuhrimans, and Nate the Great. I have ALWAYS wanted to live on what we call the “Compound” but there was no place to live.
So I visited the place… Basement apartment. PROS: so close to my relatives, TWICE as big as our other apartment. CONS: it is OLDDDD. Scariest bathtub you have ever seen.
Chris was absolutely against moving into this apartment. I was devastated. I was willing to shower in a terrible bathtub if it meant living right by my Grandma. Chris didn’t quite understand that. Chris had been on his own for a long time now. He had never lived right by family like I grew up with. So I got over it. (kind of) I realized it wasn’t something Chris would do. We then visited the place Chris was dying to live. Nice, big, GREAT bathroom. Before going there I even told Chris we could live here… It’d be great. I was trying. We walk in with the owner and I just felt BLEH. Which is weird because it was great. I put on a smiley face though to make Chris happy. The owner asked if we were ready to sign the lease. Chris eagerly said “of course” Luckily the owner forgot the paperwork! We had the rest of the weekend to think about it. As soon as we left I told Chris this is NOT where we are suppose to live. That night we prayed for guidance of where to move or if we should even move. The next day Chris talked the rent down on the place near my grandma. Not only that he got them to resurface the bathtub!!!!!!! IF THAT WASN’T GOD SENT I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS!!! We moved in the next week and since then to say the least it has been so amazing.
I LOVE IT.
I love having room to breathe.
I love that we have kitchen table to eat at that cost $13
I love that we have a desk.
I love that I teach dance down the street and can run there.
I love that I can see my Grandma EVERYDAY.
I love that Chris gets to see how fun it is to live so close to family.
I love that I can go over to the Garriotts & Fuhrimans for anything like food, ib profen, and just good chats.
I love that we have already watched two movies with Nate the Great (Ghostbusters 2 & Robocop the Original)
I love that we spend our weekends watching football with my grandma and playing Casino with her.
I love that we can carpool to Family Sunday dinner with Asia & Zeke.
I love the quiet in our neighborhood. (you get it)
We are so excited for what is in store at this new apartment.
P.S. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED US MOVE! We couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks for the delicious meal at Stella’s afterwards.
Mom, Dad, Mckay, James, Asia, Zeke, the Gochnours, etc.
P.S.S. I never want to ever have to move again. It sucks. (props to all those families who move all the time.. You the Real MVP)