Moving Day!

After 15 years in the same apartment, I am finally moving. Not exactly moving UP but definitely moving to a different apartment. I have secured an efficiency and it will be interesting living in one room instead of all spread out. My apartment is pretty empty- all I have left to move is a couple of bookcases, my bed ( I wish I'd bought a twin now!), and clothes. One reason for moving is that my current apartment needs a lot of love and attention (paint, new carpet, patching some cracks from the building settling) and it became clear that nothing was going to be done while I was still paying rent every month. Secondly, an efficiency is cheaper and comes with utilities included (which makes it cheaper still). Sure, I can afford more, but why not take a chance, save money, pay off bills quicker? It's only a year's lease. After that year, it's 60 days at a time- so there's no long term commitment. I hope to save $100 or more a month. Do the math. That's two weeks in Eastern Europe every year! Not saying that's going to happen but it's an idea.

The new apartment--well it's NOT new- just new to me. I think this was once a hotel maybe? The kitchenette is retrofitted- it obviously was added to "a room" . Painted wood floors that are, well, ugly (but on the bright side no stained carpets!). I bought a Swiffer WetJet and am able to mop everything in 5 minutes!  This apartment is definitely an Amazon apartment.  The bed, mattress, bakers rack, storage shelf- almost everything was bought on Amazon Prime.  With free 2 day shipping (I actually received some items even quicker!) it was a no-brainer.  Whenever I discovered I needed something, I could pop on to Amazon at work, place a quick order and have it at my front door in no time!  Much easier than waiting for stores to open and driving all over town.  Amazon Prime has made this move much, much easier.

I plan on moving in completely today.  Then I'll have a week to clean the old apartment (they want it in "rentable condition" which I find hilarious.  But it will be as clean as I can get it.  Hopefully I'll get the full security deposit back.  If I don't, well I'm just looking forward- not back and excited about no more electric/gas bills!

What's the longest time you have lived in one home? Do you wish you had moved more or less?

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1 - Hans Christian Andersen DVD
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A chilling collection of paranormal sighting caught on camera where the bravest of ghost hunters embark on an adventure to explore some of the most haunted and terrifying locations all around the world.

Hans Christian Andersen Double Feature

Featuring Snow Queen and Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale

Rockford Files Season 1

Emmy® winner James Garner stars as the offbeat Jim Rockford, an ex-con-turned-private-investigator who would rather fish than fight but whose instinct on closed cases is more golden than his classic Pontiac Firebird. From his mobile home in Malibu, this wisecracking private eye chases down seemingly long-dead clues to solve crime in the sun-baked streets and seamy alleys of Los Angeles.

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Jim Rockford is back and better than ever in all 22 Season Two episodes of the celebrated detective hit The Rockford Files. Join James Garner in his breakout Emmy®-winning role as the cool, calm and collected ex-con-turned-detective who loves to mouth off but avoids using his fists at all costs. Whether it's blackmail, theft, scams or murder, you are along for the ride with his no-nonsense approach and wisecracking wit, it's no mystery that Rockford always gets his man.

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In the small town of Solvang, there's a killer on the loose and the nurse taking care of a wheelchair bound stroke victim has a bedside manner is to die for. As the truth is uncovered, a town's most chilling mystery will be revealed... and a family's darkest secret.
Mr Sardonicus

Desperate to retrieve a winning lottery ticket, a greedy man unearths his father's corpse. An enormous jackpot is his reward, but not without a price: his face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He enlists his one-eyed servant to help him lift the curse.

Blu-Ray 13 Ghosts & 13 Frightened Girls Double Feature

13 Ghosts

When an eccentric uncle wills a huge, ramshackle house to his impoverished family, they get the shock of a lifetime. Their new residence comes complete with a spooky housekeeper, plus a fortune in buried treasure and 12 horrifying ghosts.
13 Frightened Girls
The girls of a Swiss boarding school have one thing in common — they are all daughters of diplomats. One in particular finds out that she has a knack for espionage, and uncovers the murder of a Russian diplomat. Now she must escape using her girlish wiles.

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