homeaboutcontactwith this ringinspiration

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moving Out


In my experience, when blogs go silent for extended periods of time that usually means something is up. And in our case it meant a pretty major adjustment - we are officially Carolinians! Last month we quite literally packed all our things into a moving fan (basically by ourselves, despite the fact that we hired over-priced movers) and left Chicago behind. We started to toy around with the idea of leaving the city awhile ago but the economy and the housing market had other plans. And as these things go, what took a long time to happen ultimately did happen so quickly that we barely had time to say goodbye!

In the end we sold our condo twice, once packing up all of our belongings only to have the sale fall through days before the closing. I am not sure why interrogators even mess with those tactics they use - as far as I am concerned they should just make people pack up all of their wordly belongings, stare at the boxes for days, and then unpack all the same crap back in its original place. I would have confessed to anything halfway through the unpacking! But we're here (in South Carolina for the moment) staying at my parent's townhouse and looking for a house (a house!!) in North Carolina. Its so exciting and completely surreal but we are loving the warm weather and wide open spaces. So, that's what has been going on around here. I will definitely be back to regular posting now that things have slowed down a bit. And we've been cooking up a storm so there is much to share! In the meantime, here are some of the views around these parts...

And of course, this character is still hanging around. During the 12+ hours it took us to drive down here there was a lot of sighing from her in the backseat (as if it was my idea of a good time to sit in the car for that long and just forced her along for the ride). But she is happily adjusted and almost instantly declared a turf war with the chipmunks. Alvin & Theodore are her worst nightmare.

8 comments:

stephanie michele said...

Congrats on the big move! Can't wait to see where you end up.

Molly said...

I can't wait to hear of all of your nesting adventures. I just know this is the beginning of a whole new chapter for you two! Enjoy the exploring!

nole said...

Congrats on the move! A change of scenery for the Carolinas sounds heavenly right about now – that's so fantastic that you were able to make it happen!

Julia said...

wow, what a change! Glad to hear all is well and cant wait to see the sights of the Carolinas through you.

kendall said...

I live in NC and know that the beaches here are just gorgeous as well as are the mountains. Congrats on the big move!

http://www.wedding-resource.com

rebekah said...

What a great time to move to the Carolinas! Glad to hear all went well and you're happy with the move.

Tara said...

Wow! Congrats on the big move! I hope that you guys have a great experience exploring and get acclimated to your new home base.

Casey said...

I just found your blog (along with "with this ring") and love them both. I felt a twinge of sadness when I read about your moving to NC. I am a North Carolinian who moved to Chicago last November. It seems that we traded places! While Chicago is a fabulous city (especially this time of year), in my heart, there is no place on earth quite like NC. I hope you're enjoying our mountains, beaches, and mild winters!