I live in Minnesota where the wind chill got down to -51 degrees Fahrenheit this week.
In May, I glimpsed something black-and-white disappearing into the shrubbery.
After getting into my house, I could recover my spare house and car keys, but I was on my own to remember what else was on the ring.
After knitting my first scarf, I decided I was ready to knit a sweater.
Born at home in rural Manitoba, Grandma grew up on a farm, digging Seneca root to earn the money to buy her First Communion dress.
Our tiny daughter was due to be born on December 4, 2017. She arrived on December 18th — exactly two weeks late, after 42 weeks of being pregnant.
It was cheap. It was ugly. We thought we could improve it.
On August 4, 2017, I said “deuces” to my six-figure salary, clambered into the driver’s seat of a rented U-Haul, and drove my stuff to Providence, Rhode Island to start a PhD program.
When I decided to move from Seattle to Cedar Rapids, I told you I’d keep track of every expense—and I have, from the security deposit to the pack of breath mints I bought at the airport.
Right now I am sitting in my new apartment next to 14 of my 27 boxes (thanks, Sip and Ship!).
I’m scheduled to get the keys to my new apartment at 11 a.m. on Friday; the internet is scheduled to arrive at noon and my groceries are scheduled to arrive at 2.
Plus an update on my mattress.
Plus taking a pile of stuff to the Goodwill.
I had never expected to lose my hair, and certainly not at 23.
As you might remember from my Monday Check-In, I shipped my first eight boxes to Cedar Rapids this weekend.
I cannot even believe how much time I’ve spent on this, but here goes.
So I met with the person who will be moving into my Seattle apartment, and I sold this person all my furniture.
For some reason I thought this process would be easy.
It’s time to total up exactly what this week of apartment-hunting and furniture shopping has cost me.
I wanted to give you an update on my Cedar Rapids adventure!
Even though I haven’t driven a car in ten years, I still have a valid driver’s license.
There are a lot of unexpected costs.