We have decided that apartment living is not the life for us. And of course, if we could have seen into the future, we would have made different decisions about where our temporary home would be. We were hoping, probably unrealistically, to be in the new house in time for Christmas. But as things as turned out, we are now hoping for the spring.
We didn't imagine that we would be in this situation for a whole year, and unfortunately, that is what most homes for lease were asking. Duke even had a difficult time finding us an apartment since we have the three dogs. The girls were very generous in offering to share each other's space temporarily, although they are probably regretting it now. Evidently, sink space is very important. I don't think I have heard this much bickering ever in their lives. Perhaps it's because we didn't have such tight quarters before.
Apparently three bedrooms are also hard to come by, especially on short notice.
We moved into the apartment and found out quickly that we have way more stuff than we thought. And that is with about three quarters of our things in storage. The unit itself it pretty nice, but it is small. The last time we lived in an apartment, we didn't have the girls nor the stuff! Our neighbors seem very nice, and we have met some really nice fellow dog owners in the little dog park here. Some things are all too familiar; like auto theft, which we have now experienced twice! Both in an apartment complex.
Every day is one day closer to getting started on the new house, at least that is what we tell ourselves. But the more time that passes, the harder it is to keep a positive attitude about our situation. Again, things always work out even if it is not the way we plan. We know that it will. We can't wait!