Monday, March 7, 2011

Mixed feelings . . .

I am having a mix of emotions flooding me right now.  You see, I am moving out of the place that I have lived for five years.  Chris has lived with me for two of those five years.  Here are some things that have happened while I have lived here (in no particular order):
  • Went on vacation to China and came home to find that everything was clean and the way that I left it!  Amazing!  I have done that on several other vacations too!
  • Learned the ins and outs of Lowe's and Home Depot.
  • Had many friends, dates, and eventually a husband come over here and play with me.
  • Fallen in love.
  • Been proposed to.
  • Received the phone call to say that my grandma die.
  • Watched several movies and TV shows, including, most notably, the Ken Burns's Civil War and most of the first season of Lost here.
  • Had 15 people over in my tiny family room watching a movie here.
  • Had the Rusch family over for Thanksgiving, and somehow pulled it off to host it here.  That was truly amazing!
  • Experienced the adventures of shopping for furniture, a piano, a new water heater, paint, carpeting, flooring, and much more to make this place complete.
  • Gotten many callings here, including Relief Society presidency (a few of those), Primary Presidency, and bishopric.
  • Made many many meals in our kitchen.
  • Had a lot of family members come to visit, including:
    • Chris's dad, who came to set him apart as a high priest.
    • Chris's mom, who came to stay for a little while.
    • My mom, who came to help with the birth of my nephew.
    • Our niece, who came for a couple of sleepovers.
    • Our brothers, when they have needed a place to stay because their BYU apartments have kicked them out.
    • Other brothers, who just came for fun.
  •  Read many books.
  • Laughed a lot.
  • Cried a lot.
  • Slept in.
  • Woke up early.
  • Stayed up late.
  • Got a Wii to play video games and watch Netflix on.
  • Done a lot of studying.
  • Went to the Provo Library to use their internet because I was too cheap to get my own to pay for during three weeks of being in China.
There are many more experiences, in fact, too many to mention.  I always said that I would cry when I leave this place.  And I am right now.  But I know that it is just time to close one book and open another one!

    Sunday, March 6, 2011

    The joys of moving

    One of the not-so-great parts about moving out of this TINY apartment is that we don't have very much room to move in!  At all!  Behold . . .

    But, progress is being made!

    Saturday, March 5, 2011

    Crazy week

    This has been kind of a crazy week for the Rusch family.  At the beginning of the week, I found a place listed on that I thought was fantastic looking.  I have been somewhat "stalking" craigslist for the last few months, hoping to find the perfect place to move to.  Part of the reason is that I am a bit compulsive, and just wanted to find the perfect place for when we actually move out of our condo.  Anyway, I found a post that looked really perfect for us, and the price was right at $750.  I asked Chris if he wanted to go see it with me, and he was busy with his grad school work.  I saw it as important enough that I should go see it by myself.  So, I did.  And, sure enough, it was soooo cute!  I applied for it, but I knew that there had been like 9 other applications, so I was kind of scared.  I dragged Chris to it that night, and we had a fabulous visit with the guy that lives there, and he decided that he loved it to.  The tenant said that he would call the landlord and recommend us.  We had a little "interview" with the landlord on Wednesday, and he called early Thursday morning and offered it to us!  We are moving in a week!   Aaahhh!  We are going to become landlords and put our place up for rent instead of selling it.  We have been trying to sell it for a year, and it has not work, so we have decided that Heavenly Father must want us to go a different way! 

    Here are the pictures that made me fall in love with the place!  I am sure that, when we first move in, it will not look nearly this cute.  But it will improve!