Sunday, August 5, 2007

The Move

School is over! Well, for now it is. My final was Thursday, Aug 2, and I think I did well. We shall see when this semester's grades post.

What comes next? The big move. We have to be out of our home by August 31, so I've already begun boxing things up and stacking it all in the garage. The guest bedroom and bathroom are empty and ready for me to clean, and the computer room and hall closet have almost reached that point. Biggest shock so far? The amount of bedding we have. Worst fear? Going through our bedroom closet.

It's actually been a lot of fun for me to go through things, organizing and getting rid of some stuff. Josh has sold some valuable geekware on craigslist, but
I've listed most items on Freecycle for people to haul away if they want it. I've taken down my paintings, bubble-wrapped them, and will store them at my folks' house in Toquerville so I don't have to worry about throwing them in the back of the moving truck. I'm also nervous about moving my houseplants. My mom said I could temporarily store them at her house while we get settled, but I have 24 total, and I don't think she's ready to take on that kind of responsibility.

We've gotten several bites on our housing wanted ad on Craigslist, and are looking at a home in the Daybreak subdivision in South Jordan and one at Traverse Mountain in Lehi. They both have the space we're looking for at the price we want. The home at Traverse Mountain is actually in a better location for us, but I've heard it's very windy out there. Anyone know if that's true? Josh is now working in SLC full-time, so we want to find something soon, get an official move-in date, and get serious about hauling all of our junk up there. Fun, fun!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Having investigated both places extensively myself, I would say ABSOLUTELY go with Daybreak.

Daisy Paige said...

Hey Anonymous, thanks for the advice!

If you're still lurking around my blog, though, would you mind telling me the key reasons why you like Daybreak so much better?

Anonymous said...

amazing feeling of real community (even beyond the church), better master plan and follow-through by the developer (although even Daybreak is far from perfect), the lake and open space planning, interesting and varied architecture, better neighborhood for kids (not so hilly, proximity to parks/schools/other amenities), better location/view

Anonymous said...

this is a different anonymous...I know a guy whose sister did some of the testing of the ground out at daybreak to make sure it was safe to build on (no radiation, etc) and she said although it's within the legal limits, she'd never live out there, let her kids play on the lawn, or eat food out of a garden in daybreak.

Daisy Paige said...

Second Anonymous, that's a little unnerving. Is there a way for the general public to know what's going on with these developments? We were looking at buying a home in Lehi and found out that when the homes were first built in that development, maganese wasn't being filtered out of the water. The high levels turned all the concrete and fences a tarnished brown color. I was told they've since fixed it, but what if there's something else in the water? I mean, we have the Brita, but come on...what about my garden??

Anonymous said...

Gotta love those rumors...

My best friend's little sister's brother-in-law took his dog to a vet who had a friend who once said he knows someone who used to be Mormon and he says they're planning to take over the world starting with Mitt Romney. Now there's a reliable source!

jameswhofheins said...

Can't WAIT till you and Josh are back in Utah!

James Hofheins
http://hofheins.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

Hey - during your search did you happen to come across of a video of these two comedians that traveled through Europe? That video is funny as hell, and I let you borrow it or something, right. (This is Doug, by the way.)

Daisy Paige said...

I can't find the videos!! The last time I remember seeing them was in Don & Holly's basement when we watched them there. I'd give anything to see the part when we came upon that beautiful lake while driving through Spain and had to walk through that guy's 'que lindo jardin' to get down to it.

Did we take any footage of Irf & Nasreen? It'd be awesome to see them on the big screen.

Anonymous said...

we definitely have some Irf and Nasreen on there. Ah, Candians...