Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Little Fuzzy...........

Sorry this picture is a little fuzzy........but i wanted to show you just a peek of the MailArt I've been working on...........I'm trying to finish it up so i can pack everything away. I think i will keep out a sketch book and pencils and eraser and maybe the colored pencils.........the rest will go in a box. Pretty soon it will be a whirlwind of packing around here. I KNEW one day i would be happy i didn't unpack much. :) Hubby has been running around like crazy getting all his paperwork done and has to have a physical and blood work scheduled. I guess because he is changing government entities they are treating him like a new hire. He is going from Airforce to VA. They say it could take as long as two weeks to schedule a physical. So that could be the only hold up.
~~~~~~~~~~~~Wow Livermore! EXPENSIVE to live there. No other way to say it. You may think his $32 an hour is a windfall of sorts but actually alot of it will just go toward cost of living. But you know getting rich is not what this is about............its about living closer to family......its about having a new place to explore...........hubby and i LOVE to explore............its about giving hubby a new work environment as his current one was giving him so much stress.....its about finding new fishing holes..........and who am i kidding Hawaii is only a $300 round trip plane ticket away. LOL!
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~Hop in the car and take a drive along the coast.............I'm not sure if Livermore will be HOME..........Houses there and the surrounding area are pretty expensive or we may just use it as a stepping stone. After all our first vision was further north than Livermore. We wanted Sacramento and north. So we'll see. The Livermore countryside has me intrigued. I see lots of bike paths and vineyards..........rolling hills..........HILLS.....thats gonna be a new concept in my exercise plans. :) I see lots of places to go hiking.........a revitalized downtown area with lots of little shops to explore...........
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~~~~~~~~~~ And oh my goodness JINX! Thats one expensive cat! We paid about $300 pet deposit to get him in the apartment we are in now............Livermore they want $750 and some even want $35 pet rent a month on top of that! Crazy!! This whole apartment living is for the birds! We've found two apartment complexes we are interested in.........Its like live in Livermore and pay higher rent or live in an outlying town and put the money in the gas tank..........anyway we will get it all figured out. Sorry i've been a little scarce on here. It may be like that until we get settled. After seeing all the terrible tornado damage in Kentucky etc.......maybe something was trying to tell us not to take that path.........hmmmm.......Hugs! deb

7 comments:

Katiejane said...

Well, I'm glad you are getting things in order. Yes, moving is exciting. We did it 15 times in 35 years. You learn not to own much and dump off a little each time you move. That business about the cat is a complete rip-off. We had to pay, maybe, $10 extra for our dog when we rented, but that was 100 years ago. I have two cats. Would they have to pay $70 a month????
Things are a lot cheaper here in the Midwest!

Julie said...

Hi Deb- nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by my place this morning..and you..best of luck with your move! The hiking sounds great! (LOVE the coloring in your blog header.)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

California sure is pretty but sooo expensive, but then again, here is no picnic either....pet rent, are you kidding, bad enough they get you for the deposit, but monthly rent? Never heard of such a thing....xox

Lori said...

How exciting for the whirlwind move!

Family is way more important than money, for sure. Although money is nice...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

We moved up from SO CAL so dont know that much about where you are moving to but its lovely in the Vineyard areas. Crazy about the pet deposit. Hope you work it out for your benefit.

layers said...

hello.. it has been awhile but I did want to stop by and thank you for leaving a comment at my blog.. I see that you are getting ready for a big move.. and are probably in the middle of it right now.. best wishes for a smooth move and settling down again.

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

Wishing you all the best with the move! Hope everything falls into place smoothly.