Sunday, September 29, 2013

Big News

Well. I definitely have a job, and I survived my first week of work! It might be the most hectic job I've ever had, and that's saying a lot after the places I've worked. I've loved them all, but this is a really stressful area of expertise to begin with, so you're bound to work in a chaotic environment. Especially in the substance abuse field. My coworkers are so nice and helpful and have been doing their best to help me catch on quickly. My boss is an incredibly smart man, who is incredibly hard on all of the counselors. He definitely knows this field inside out, and I will learn a ton by working here. I just need to develop a bit of thicker skin and use the criticism to improve my work. What doesn't kill me makes me badass, right? ;)

In pretty much ALL of our spare time, Eric and I have been busy looking for furniture and places to live. Kristin has introduced me to the wonderful world of Craigslist! I always thought it was shady, and it can be, but it can also be awesome for getting nice things on a budget. All the rich people here get rid of barely-used furniture for really good prices. Eric and I got an entire queen bed set, including bed frame, headboard, mattress (it's practically new and not gross, I promise), end tables, and dresser with mirror, for $850. And it's GOOD stuff. Real wood. The kid we bought it from is only a few years older than us and happens to work in the same building as Eric and Ben! Small world. We picked up a practically new microfiber couch and love seat combo today for only $200 from this nice family who just moved from Texas and wanted new furniture for their new house. Score. Craigslist is my new best friend. We're also lucky that Kristin and Ben have some good friends who let us have their old coffee table and end tables.

You may be wondering where we are putting all of this shiz. Right now, it is being stored in a spare room in here.



Eric was told last week that he would have a full-time position after his internship ends in November (mad props to him for taking such a huge risk and succeeding in getting a job that makes him happy :) ), so we started to crack down on looking for a place to live ASAP. I saw a nice place online and called the contact number. It was a really nice realtor lady who asked me all about my situation, budget, the area I'm looking to live in, etc. That place wasn't available anymore, but she emailed me about 30 minutes later with a compilation of places she thought we might like.

We met with her yesterday to look at the places, and we were TORN between them. The one was a nice 2 bed 2 bath with a patio. The other was seriously only $30 more a month and it was a 3 bed 2 bath with a small extra living area space. We ended up going with the bigger one. Bedroom, guest room, and office/guest room. And room for our instruments and music equipment! I'm going to miss the patio, but it's only 5 miles to the beach. Plus, there's a super nice pool, a gym, community herb garden, playground, and beautiful lakes on the property. It isn't in Jupiter, but it's right on the outskirts by the entrance to 95, so it cuts 10 minutes off our work commute.

We went to her office immediately after viewing them and filled out the paperwork. She's drawing up a lease for us, which we'll sign in a few days. We can move in November 1st :)

This is all happening way faster than I thought it would. I really hope nothing falls through. It all seems too good to be true. I'm starting to feel a little homesick. Sorry I moved and kinda fell off the face of the earth, but I hope I'll have more time now to catch up with all of you. I want to see my family and friends so badly. Maybe you can all come visit for a housewarming party in November? :P I'm finally starting to feel settled, and I wish I could talk in person about it to everyone. Just hang out and catch up.

I feel like I'm doing such grown up things when I'M TOTALLY NOT A GROWN UP. 

1 comment:

  1. so happy for you and Eric!!! congratulations on the jobs, both of you! I never doubted your ability to map out your new life together, hugs <3