Wednesday, November 11, 2009

*all moved in!!..

So.. I made it to California!!.. It feels like I've been here so much longer than the week and half it's been.. but I've had a blast and am finally getting all settled in.. it's been a busy week and half!!..

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Last weekend ((halloween)) Dan and I carved pumpkins.. we waited until LAST minute to go get them, because I had to go over to my new house and meet my new roommates and then it was REALLY nice out so we decided to make a picnic ((which was really good.. we made a fruit salad, chicken salad sandwiches, and there was a bunch of other stuff but we got full on the fruit salad before we got to the other stuff..)) and then when we got out to go looking for pumpkins almost every place was sold out!!.. So we ended up going to this pumpkin patch place that had all the leftover ones no one wanted.. I made mine a goofy face and Dan made his scar face.. nice..

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Then because all I had was whatever I could take on the plane with me ((one 51 lb suitcase, a 49 lb box, a 32 lb carry on, and a personal bag)) I needed to get a computer desk and a dresser.. so I found a cheap desk and walmart and then I found a dresser on craigslist for $40!!.. it was really nice to it was big and has 6 drawers and a big mirror on it and it was in great condition.. the only thing it was a light brown which didn't really go with anything else I had so we painted it black and mod podged this material on the drawers and it turned out AWESOME.. neither of us expected to turn out as cool as it did.. i love it!!.. We may start our own dresser decorating business.. we'll see ;)

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Also I needed to get a new car, so I had sold mine for $1500 before I left and decided to look for one that same amount, so we found this 99 Mitsubishi Mirage, it seemed like it was in good condition only it had a funny smell to it, but there were bags of clothes in the back so we thought it might be the clothes and that it would go away after they took the bags out.. it didn't!!.. So we took it in to get smog checked ((required in CA to get registered)) and turns out the check engine light SHOULD have been on... only he had taken out the bulb and put it in the glove compartment!!.. This guy was sooo sneaky!!.. it has been problem after problem with this car.. but I think after we get it all cleaned out and fixed up it will be a good car.. I hope..

And also I went to get my CA drivers license so I could get residency and turns out my birth certificate was missing.. so I had to order a new one and have it 2 dayed to me, because I can't even get a job until I have it. But throuh all the problems it has been awesome being here!!.. The weather has been amazing.. we went and laid out on the beach in Corona Del Mar yesterday which was sooo beautiful!!..

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Then today I started looking for jobs so as soon as I get my BC I can start working.. So it's been amazing.. I know I definitely made the right choice moving here!!.. :)
hope everyone is doing well!!

8 comments:

Allison said...

The dresser is simply GORGEOUS!! Great find. Your happiness shines through in your blog post. Enjoy every minute of this season of your life~ you deserve it all!

West said...

the dresser is awesome!!! $40?!? that guy must have been crazy or desperate, but great find for you.

i love the beach, thanks for putting up some pics. it makes me happy. i know - i know... i should move back, but i gotta hubby to support so we'll stay in rainy maryland. have a good week!

Melissa said...

Yay! Glad you got there and are getting settled in.

Dan said...

I've already registered the name for our new business: Furniture Flippers, Inc. You like? :) So glad you're here with me in CA! xoxoxo

Kris said...

Amanda,
I am SO happy that you are happy!!! I LOVE the dresser..you may be very busy with my furniture when you get home;) Dan - love the name of your new business and thanks for taking such good care of my girl. I love the ocean and the pictures.

Rozalynn and Mitch said...

What are you doing in California! adn what part are you in? Looks like your having so much fun girl

The Higbee's said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your dresser. Modpodge is one of my favorite things. I've even been following a blog called Modpodgerocks.blogspot.com lol!! It looks like you are doing great!!

Kris said...

it's time for a new post...please