Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hello, San Diego!

I made it. After a 9 hour trip driving a uhaul and towing a car, I made it to my new apartment in San Diego. We had a few problems along the way, and my nerves were completely wracked, but I made it, and thats all that matters.
I learned that I can be a strong, independent woman when I want to be. I drove 400 miles in a truck hauling a car. I unhitched and rehitched the trailor all by myself. I undid the chains holding my car down when the guy at uhaul couldn't do it himself. I had dirt on my hands. The whole day I kept thinking, Chris would be so proud of me!
I won't go into details about all the problems we had, but last night I slept on the floor, and 24 hours after arriving, the movers unloaded my furniture. I love my apartment. Like I mentioned before, I only saw it online before Chris signed the lease papers, so it was a huge surprise when I walked in. The complex is extremely nice, and the apartment has a great open floor plan. We don't have very much furniture yet.. not very much at all. Theres a huge entertainment center and tv in the living room, but no couch. I have all brand new appliances etc for my kitchen, but no table for the dining room. However, we did splurge on a new bedroom set (most important furniture for newlyweds, right?). Its gorgeous, exactly what I wanted. The mattress is like sitting on a cloud; I know Chris is going to pass out the second he lays on this thing.
Speaking of Chris, I can't wait for him to be home. In his emails the past few days he has told me how proud he is of me for handling this move by myself, and it makes all the work much easier. I actually think its going to be fun unpacking and everything- this is my first apartment! I want to make it as much of a home as I can before Chris gets here. He works so hard and puts so many hours in every day that I want him to be able to relax when he comes home.
San Diego is going to take some getting used to. Phoenix roads are all set on grids, with central ave in the middle, streets ascending one way, and avenues ascending the other. We have like two hills worth mentioning. San diego winds, and goes up, and goes down, and twists some more. I was born in Riverside, and I always wanted to move back here, so I am extremely grateful and excited that I am here. It still hasn't hit me yet- I'm married, living in San Diego, and in my own apartment. Just one thing missing- my hubby! I can't wait until he gets here and it all becomes real!

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