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June 28th, 2018 at 07:59 pm

I'm officially in the new place. Washer/dryer are going to be moved tomorrow with the help of a couple of friends. Still have some other odds and ends to get back over and grab, but for the most part that's it. All of the big furniture was hauled one carload at a time. No U-Haul. Just a lot of sweat. haha. I guess that means I don't have to feel as bad that I've been slacking on my workouts.

DH and I split the phone today, so that's that. When the guy told me my new rate would be $75/month I verified that I'm not on contract - I'll definitely be shopping around. I've never really liked T-Mobile anyway. Sprint may be the first one I look at... Got the internet up and running today, which is excellent. I'm back in action and fully functional here now.

We scheduled a meeting with the bank next week to split the bank account. We're going to wait for our last shared apartment payment to clear, pay off the CC, then split what's left. It's looking like $8,500-9k each. So a little less than what we expected, but we've been spending a lot these last couple of months. Eating out too much, replacing belongings. It adds up. I'm looking forward to getting back to normalcy and cooking consistently.

We still need to start filing the paperwork. Today he mentioned he was "waiting on me." I'm not sure whatever for. I guess he wants to sit down and do it together? I'm not sure, but now that the living situations are all worked out, it's probably come time to start that process. I think we're both avoiding it a little. It's more than a little sad. And this week has been particularly emotional because it was my last week in the house. We went out to dinner tonight and had a nice time, but it was definitely a sad note I left on. I guess it just comes with the territory. When I move one of our cats over I think it's going to be even worse. But it's all temporary. Time heals and all that.

On a happy note, I'm really loving my new place and it's starting to come together. Looking forward to getting some things up on the walls and it feeling a bit more lived-in, but I think I'm going to be really happy here, and I think it's a great space in which to weather this transition.

New couch is just LOVELY. It's the exact mustard yellow beauty I wanted it to be. Did have a little manufacturer's defect in one of the legs and a weird situation with the pricing when I ordered - but the customer service was amazing. I've got a replacement leg and a $100 refund already in the works.

In *other* good news, my two best friends from back home are coming to visit for the weekend, and I'm thrilled to see them. It's going to be a lovely distraction. We don't have too much in the way of concrete plans, which I kind of like. Very low key and up to our whims.

I'll be updating more regularly once the finances have been split and I have a more accurate picture of where I'm at, but for now I'm just enjoying the fact that I'm starting to get out of the purgatory phase and onto the new chapter. There'll be some more interaction with DH and I for a bit, which I'm actually grateful for. It's a real weaning process. I'm going to miss him a whole lot. Some steps are hard and some are not so hard, but I feel like they're going to get harder as things become more final. I'm glad we're not rushing it.

At any rate, this is already a novel. I hope everyone has a great weekend and is making progress on their goals!

8 Responses to “New Apartment”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    You should look into Ting for you phone. It has saved us a fortune. Here is my link if you want to look into it: https://ting.com/?lpn=z9003s69khl You may have to buy a phone outright if yours doesn't transfer, but it more than pays for itself quickly. We have four phones and our cell bill is never over $50 a month.

  2. Debt-free by Thir-ty Says:

    Glad you're enjoying the new place. Having your friends around for a visit will definitely help to distract you. Just take it one day at a time - you're doing great.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    You are making great strides. Don't be surprised if you have down days for no visible reason. That's part of the process. I'm glad you're enjoying your new place; that's very important.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you like the new place. You have been working hard getting yourself ready for the move and the split. I am proud of you.

  5. kashi Says:

    I switched from a Verizon post-paid (traditional) plan to a pre-paid plan. I haven't noticed a difference at all and I'm saving $25 a month.

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    I was thinking Ting also, when reading your post. T-mobile phones should be compatible. (Ting uses Sprint and T-mobile networks). Most any phone should be compatible with Ting, these days: https://ting.com/byod

  7. crazyliblady Says:

    Tracfone could be a good option for you, too. I have had a prepaid phone with them since about 2009. I don't make a lot of calls, so I wind up spending about $7.00 a month. They do have some kind of bring your own phone deal, too.

  8. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Wishing you happiness in your new home!! And the strength to get through the tough times

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