Friday, June 17, 2011

We're in!

After a long, hot (it was 104 today), exhausting day of moving things that are WAY too heavy, using muscles I didn't know I had . . . .

We're are officially living in our brand new apartment!
Loving the new carpet/resurfaced countertop smell. bleh

For Chapterhouse Lane fans, forgive me, the post is going up shortly. As aforementioned-- it has been a busy day.

If you don't know what Chapterhouse Lane is, click on the Chapterhouse Lane button to the right of your screen.

For non-Chapterhouse Lane fans-- I hope you will soon change your ways and come to the light. The view is spectacular.

Quick and terrible story about our adventures today:
Our stuff has been sitting in a garage for the last year and a half, since we were living in my aunt and uncle's fully furnished home.
As we're unpacking kitchen stuff, my mom hands me my great big stew-pot, and crawling around inside is an alive and well
scorpion!
As in, the grand-pappy of all nasty arachnids. DIS.GUST.ING!!! I live in Arizona, I know we have scorpions. But that did not stop me from screaming like a little girl and dropping the pot on the just-newly finished surface of the countertop, upon which we weren't supposed to put anything until tomorrow morning.

There are scuffs in the finish. Just small ones.
And a dead scorpion somewhere far away from my apartment. Courtesy of my much braver, much bigger younger brother. (Bret was gone hauling furniture).

Shhhhuuuuuddddeeeerrr. I hope there aren't any more. Scorpions, that is.

So, I've got a story blog to update and a butt-load of boxes to unpack, so I gotta run.
Pictures to follow.

9 comments:

Ambergirl said...

AHHHHHHHHH! I want to come visit you after you are all settled!
I repeat AHHHHHHHHHHH!

Rie Teemant said...

The Wrights taught me that a black light and a torch are the only way to go scorpion hunting.... here's to hoping you don't have to resort to that! (Pssssst.... I need your addy!)

The Clawson's said...

Hooray! I want to come see it next time I come up!

Jessica said...

I hate to tell you this....but Steve just threw the scorpin outside your front door and smashed it to bits.....I told him he should have done it in the rocks. He said something smart like it was protecting your house or something. sick!

tuesdays at nordic said...

Oh my lans! Scorpions scare me! I bought a scorpion sucker once for my sister and even the sight if the dead insect in the sucker makes me shudder. Hooray for moving into a new place though! Oh aaand hooray on getting back to the pre-preggo weight!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I have to say I lived in AZ all my life until recently I'm in N.C. now but we never, ever had scorpions weird how those things work out. But we had coyotes ...

Carrie said...

EWWW! I could not handle that very well and I would scream like crazy. But just for fun, can I say that you are a wimp?

heehee.

jen said...

Scorpions make.my.skin.crawl. ICK!! Glad you guys are in tho!!

Chess said...

YIKES!!!