Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Phoenix’

Bob Barker Would Be Proud

October 8, 2008 2 comments

Well, I promised an update on the weekend which I did not do.  Too bad, so sad.  My new TV is distracting.

I’m at work now and I’ve already finished my normal morning stuff and it’s not even 9 yet, so I think that I can spare a few minutes to write.

So, we’re getting more and more settled into the new apartment every day.  I think I only emptied like a box and a half last night, but every little bit makes a difference.  We’re kind of to that point where we have unpacked all of the necessary things and the things that we really like and now we’re to the junk.  I kind of have to realize a place for some things and for others I really have to decide if I really want it.  There is also a lot of paper junk left.  All of that needs to be boxed up for a weekend marathon of paperwork filing.  I would like to get the dining room table first, but I know that if I set that as my deadline, it will never happen.  I think I can safely say that it should be the last thing we do though. There’s a lot of crap there and it’s going to take some dedication.  And some cleanliness.  I don’t think we’ll be successful if there’s still other crap that will distract us.

Both of the cats are doing fine.  Mango is so funny.  He doesn’t even care that we’ve moved.  In the car ride over he and Phoebe went over with Matthew while I ran a quick errand and picked up dinner.  Mango is normally pretty quiet in the car, but Phoebe is always a screamer.  Matt said that Mango joined in with the chorus.  We think he just thought that’s what you do in the car since Phoebe is his only feline role model. When we got to the new place, Phoebe was absolutely pissed.  She didn’t want to be there and she was ready to go.  Mango just got out and looked around and just started having fun exploring.  He’s just like “Oh, so this is different now.  That’s cool!” He’s the most resilient laid back cat I’ve ever seen.

Mango’s chillax nature is a really good thing because he just got…well he got neutered the other day.  I’m sorry Mango’s balls, but you had to go.  He was just a little wobbly when he got home.  He ate dinner and drank water and then settled into his normal routine.  He explored the apartment, ran around, jumped around; it was a normal day for him. It didn’t even take him a day to get back to being totally normal Mango.

So I am just really excited about our new location.  We are so close to so many different things – we’ll even be able to walk to our favourite comic book shop.  It’s awesome.  Matt and I had thought about walking around this weekend, but when we finally got out on Saturday, there was this strange wet stuff coming out of the sky.  It was frightening, so we drove (yeah, that’s rain people; we don’t get a lot of it here in Arizona).  I am hoping that this week or this weekend we’ll have a chance to walk around.  I feel so hip and cool living in Downtown Phoenix.  I love the idea that I’ll be able to walk, bus or light rail wherever I feel the need to go (for the most part).  I haven’t taken the bus to work yet – I’m a little scared to be honest! – but Samuel keeps encouraging me to do it, so if I don’t do it this week, I am determined to do it next week. Here’s hoping!