Ten Things Tuesday.

Short story long...
Short story long…

Hey-o, everyone! I cannot believe it has been ten days since I posted last…and things are still a little zany here, but thankfully, we do have Internet now, and I do have a free half hour or so, so I thought this would be as good as any of a time to provide an update on my goings-on…in list format!

  • We’re safely in Sarasota, FL, where we arrived this past Friday after a whirlwind of crazy events.
  • Some crazy events: we picked up the truck and trailer (as pictured above) only to find the jack for the trailer acting a fool, so we brought back the trailer and decided to drive both the truck and the Mini down to Florida.
  • Some more crazy events: loading took 2x as long as we anticipated and so we didn’t pull out of Charlottesville until Wednesday late afternoon, therein we headed only 2 hours south to Roanoke, VA.
  • Of course, a stop in Roanoke, VA meant one thing: an obligatory visit to Bubblecake πŸ˜‰
Cupcake goodness.
Cupcake goodness.
  • Β Day two of driving was the ‘long haul’ day – Roanoke, VA to Jacksonville, FL! We stopped partway in SC for lunch – and that was just enough to break up the day nicely. We were super lucky and experienced low traffic and great weather.
VA to FL!
VA to FL!
  • Day three of the move started a little late, since hubs had to work – we left JAX around noon, and after a rainy drive, arrived in Sarasota in the late afternoon. We unpacked a few key items and called it a night!
  • After some of the best sleep ever, we finished unpacking the truck, then went out to Lowe’s to pick out some patio furniture (taking advantage of our truck space). We also went to Haverty’s and picked out a new couch and recliner (they’ll be delivered tomorrow).
  • I took my first run around the neighborhood on Sunday morning, before we had to turn in the truck. I discovered the loop around our street is 1.25 miles, nice for measuring. There are tons of nearby running routes to explore, as well as the Legacy Trail,Β right nearby!
  • I explored the town center gym, which we can access 24-hrs as part of our HOA fee – there are three nice treadmills, as well as other cardio and weight equipment, plus Wi-Fi so I watched another episode of Arrested Development on my tablet (yes, I am the last person on Earth to start watching this series).
  • I am proud to have the kitchen totally unpacked and functional – from the pantry, to the drawers, fridge and appliances. I have also stocked up with a few trips to Publix (LOVE having one again) and bought a few fun new things (cutting boards, drawer organizers) from Marshalls/Ross which makes me happy!
Love this mat our landlords left us!
Love this mat our landlords left us!

…so there ya have it! Things are looking bright here, and I don’t just mean the shiny happy sun! Even though it is…y’know…sunny πŸ˜‰


  1. And no, you are not the last person on Earth to start watching Arrested Development. In fact, I haven’t even started yet. But my love for all things Jason Bateman dictates that I must start as soon as possible. Why have I waited this long?? *great post – good luck in your new place!

    • Thanks so much!! You def would love the show, I laugh out loud on the treadmill watching it πŸ˜‰

  2. Happy for you! Sounds like you are nice and settled in! And don’t you worry, I don’t have a CLUE what Arrested Development is besides canceled/ revived tv show… πŸ™‚

  3. It sounds like things are progressing nicely! Don’t forget to get the mother-in-law suite ready! hee hee

  4. The process of moving suck, whether it’s 10 blocks down the road or to another state, but I love the idea of starting fresh, unpacking, and setting up a new place. Congrats on the move, glad you are finally there and getting settled πŸ™‚

  5. Glad things are going well and you are getting settled in! I have never watched arrested Dev. but I have heard a lot about it. Maybe one of these days i’ll check it out πŸ™‚

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