Yes my dear blogger pals, we are on the move yet again. Tomorrow we're officialyl moving into another apartment of our own. *cheers* I am almost tempted to rename this blog " The Wandering Gardener" or " The Nomadic Homesteader" since we've moved 4 times in 6 months now. sheesh.
I'll spare you the drama, the whining, the anger, and my bitch rant to sum it up as living in this giant house with so much family tension just wasnt working out for us. The End.
That and my husband's company hasnt let him go even tho all signs pointed to that happening any day now. So before he loses his job and the foreclosure & bankrupcy hit our credit we figured get out now while the going is as 'good' as its gonna get. Also this way we'd have Aurora enrolled in a school and not worrying about suddenly moving if/when this house sold.
Once again the Gods smiled upon us, and we found a nice 2 bed 2 bath apartment for only $1,250 a month. Not bad at all. Our last place was 1249 sq feet and $1775 a month, this place is 1,136 sq feet for 1250. Not too shabby. If Chris gets laid off and gets unemplyment thats $1900 a month, so with careful planning we could squeeze thru it.Rental prices have really dropped in the last few months, and this place is 5 minutes from my husband's office, so a win-win there. we're actually about 5 minutes away from our now foreclosed on house, but oh well. Its bittersweet, but overall I'm glad to be going "home" to the Inland Empire where my parents, my friends, and my kids friends are.
Bad news gardening wise, we're on the 2nd floor so just a tiny balcony about 15 feet long and 5 or 6 feet wide? They dont mind plants on patios so I'm going to get some of those sturdy window box holders for the balcony rail, line the bottom with more windowboxes, and possibly squeeze my one lone SWC into a corner for a taste at summer tomato goodness. Thankfully its a south facing patio. I can also hang plant baskets so maybe some mint, oregano, thyme in the hanging baskets. Right now the plants are the the bottom of my worries list, I just made sure to water everything very, very, very well tonight and topped everything with a layer of coconut coir mulch so if I dont get to coming back for them this week and they dont get watered everyday they may handle it fine with the weather staying fairly cool.
so yeah, theres my update. I wont have internet at our new place for a week or so. I'll talk to you all later!