plan-it-xyerra fest

inspired by jared’s sterling example of internet restraint, i installed leechblock on my browser & blocked all the pregnancy/trying to conceive websites i like to look at. i just don’t have any self-control with them. i can spend hours scrolling through old posts, looking at people’s fertility charts, comparing them to my own & wonderingContinue reading “plan-it-xyerra fest”

little purple house for you & me

photo challenge, day #5: a photo of your home. this is going to be heavy on the photos because i am infatuated with my house. i love this house. after living in a series of horrific crapholes both before & after moving to lawrence, i sometimes think that we finally earned our right to liveContinue reading “little purple house for you & me”

snake wall house or bust

the best laid plans. i made an exhaustive to-do list last week of everything that needed to get done by the time we move into our new house this weekend, but of course all kinds of other stuff came up & writing new posts here fell by the wayside. i kind of had a meltdownContinue reading “snake wall house or bust”

we found a house!

our long national nightmare is over. we got the fabulous little house i wrote about a few days ago! the landlady called me yesterday & started giggling, which was a sign that she wasn’t going to give us bad news. we went over & signed the lease. we move in on may 1! the funnyContinue reading “we found a house!”

a house, a lawyer, & a book club

okay, i know i have some woo woo hippie friends (i mean that in the most loving way possible). if this describes you, if you are the kind of person that believes that putting positive energy into the universe can influence events to some degree, please put some energy out in favor of jared &Continue reading “a house, a lawyer, & a book club”

maybe i’ll just live in a box

my long, exhausting quest to find lodging in lawrence, ks continues. last week i met with a city prosecutor in order to learn more about my legal rights around my landlord’s retaliatory decision not to renew our current lease after we called the city on him in order to force him to install our legallyContinue reading “maybe i’ll just live in a box”

vintage management: slumlords

i think that looking for apartments is ruining my life. jared & i arranged to do another walk-through over at Tiny House the other day. Tiny House is a tiny house in east lawrence that we kind of liked. it has that old-house charm, wood floord, big yard, etc etc, but it’s only one bedroom.Continue reading “vintage management: slumlords”

everything is for the future

the apartment hunt continues. it is really stressing me out. i don’t like looking for apartments. i talked to one of the guys that lives in my current building, & he said that everyone except jared & i got letters from the landlord asking if they want to renew their leases or not. & thatContinue reading “everything is for the future”

apartment search 2011: move in june edition

the apartment search continues. i looked at two more apartments yesterday, both owned by the same couple. they were on the same quiet, well-located block (near downtown, the university, & the grocery store). the first was a two-bedroom on the second floor of a duplex. the doors & stairway were so comically narrow that iContinue reading “apartment search 2011: move in june edition”