Friday, January 30, 2009

Random News

We're moving!
No, not out of the state of California, we're just moving a few miles away. The apartment we're currently in is extremely small (500 square feet of fun!) and quite old. There are certain things that drive us nuts about our apartment: Having to listen to our upstairs neighbors walking around and jamming out to Rock Band at midnight (*i have a funny story about this), the fact that our cabinets have so many layers of paint on them that they can't shut all the way, having our 2 closets and the bottom of our bed crammed with stuff, and the mold that had taken residence in our yucky bathroom. With all of this crap taken into account, we still really liked the location of our apartment and weren't dying to move ASAP. Aaron was perusing craigslist one day and saw a deal for a two bedroom apartment that was only $1275 a month! Let me translate that for you. In California crap is expensive. From everything we looked at you couldn't get a two bedroom for less than $1500, but thanks to the economy people have started dropping their prices. YESS! I went and looked at the apartment which has its drawbacks but is definitely nicer than the place we're in now. I looked at the apartment YESTERDAY, and TODAY we signed the lease. It was completely 100% random and unexpected, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity. Here's to being spontaneous!


*So here's the funny upstairs neighbor story. (this might be graphic to some, so read at your own risk.) Last night i waited up for Aaron to get home from work, it had been a long day and i was exhausted. Aaron finally got home at 11:30, and we said hello and both basically passed out once our heads hit the pillows. At around 2:00am i start to wake up because i'm hearing this really annoying noise over and over. After a minute or two i'm completely awake and i'm concentrating on the sound to figure out what it is. It was the squeaking back and forth of our upstairs neighbors BED, randomly accompanied by the "sounds" of the two parties involved. Are you kidding me?!?!?!?!?!? That is the LAST thing i want to hear, and definitely the last thing that i want to wake me up in the middle of the night. BLEGH! Thankfully it didn't last very long, and i was able to go back to sleep pretty quickly. Unfortunately, i don't think i can look at my neighbor ever again. Good thing we're moving.

5 comments:

Wade and Alicia said...

Haha...we've had that exact same neighbor experience before. Except it was like, ALL of the time with very strange noises. Wade used to yell "Come ON!" or bang the broom on the ceiling.

Shannon said...

That is such a steal deal, Kara! Good for you guys. Need help moving? Let us know. And, how did the shower go today? I was completely bummed that I couldn't go...but I figured nobody wanted to "share" this adorable little cold I've got going on. LAME.

Mema of 4 said...

I can't believe I found out you are moving on your blog. Wow. Will you still be in the same ward? How far from Aaron's work? When do you move? Can we come stay in the 2nd bedroom? I found out that Emeryville is about 45 minutes away from San Jose. So, when we come see you guys, we'll have to go check the jeans place out.

Jillian said...

That is so exciting Kara!! My office is 400 square feet! I can't even imagine your apartment only being 500!! Post pictures ASAP!

Chelsea said...

Kara.
We will need to see pictures of the new place.
When I lived at Wyview, Im pretty sure I heard my neighbors conceive their child. Gross.
Chelsea.