Are you guys sick of me talking about moving yet? I’m sorry, I can’t help it. I am just so excited to get into the new place! Since getting the keys last week, I’ve made a few trips over with some small belongings (towels, kitchen stuff, etc.) and now the big day is finally here! My parents are catching the first ferry over and our plan is to be out of the old place by noon and into the new place by 3pm. Then two of my girlfriends are coming over from Victoria to spend the night and help me unpack! I’m feeling pretty lucky to have so much support. (Or maybe they just want to use my new pool and hot tub, hehe.)
It’s incredible how much better I feel this week compared to last. I’m still stressed about how tight money is going to be this month, but I also feel grateful for the opportunity that having my Emergency Fund gave me. Without it, this move would not have been possible without going into debt. Even waiting to move until November would’ve been tough. By this afternoon, the picture you see here will be the view I get to look out at each and every day. No creepers will be able to climb onto that balcony!
The low of my week was paying rent at two places on the 1st. Major ouch.
The high of my week will be today. I’m excited to see my parents and then spend the first night in my new place with friends!
A blog post I loved was Budgeting Means You Don’t Like Nice Stuff over at one of my favourite blogs Our Freaking Budget. I have a post drafted re: how I feel about buying clothes and what I tend to put more value on, and Joanna’s post leads into exactly what I’ll be talking about. (My comment says it all!)
The best money I spent was $24.62 for new shampoo and conditioner. I’ve been using the same cheap $4.99/bottle stuff for months, maybe even years, and it sucks. I finally upgraded to something with a few ingredients that will hopefully make my hair feel a bit better than it has lately.
My plans this weekend include moving, unpacking and hanging out with my girlfriends. Then I’m actually heading over to Victoria for an early Thanksgiving with the fam and to see Baby Sis before/after a surgery she has scheduled on Tuesday. Oh, and I’m also working on some posts for next week that I promise have nothing to do with my move!
How was your week? What are you up to this weekend?