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New Apartment

October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 am

So we moved into our new apartment last Sunday. It's been a slew of arguments on and off. But I think we finally came to the conclusion last night that we both just need time to settle in. We are only people.

But, it's been great. I don't think we'll be spending very much money. We've been packing lunches and eating in every night. It's been less than a week and I'm already tired of sandwiches. I'm sure we can find something else to pack for next week.

And I've been doing some meal planning in order to keep us in a budget. Basically, I look at what's on sale (for meats) in our local grocery store and get recipes online for those meats. The first grocery shopping trip was expensive. Thankfully, it won't be as expensive the rest of the time.

But we are still going to be spending more than we've earned for this month because of the cost of moving. Next month will be better financially. As far as the living goes, we're still getting settled, but everything is going to be okay. My dad is coming over on Saturday so I'm really excited and I want to have our place clean by then. Yay!

6 Responses to “New Apartment”

  1. Looking Forward Says:

    Congrats on the new place! Smile

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Moving is stressful, so yes, know that arguments are just part of the adjustment process. Enjoy!

  3. patientsaver Says:

    Yeah, i was going to say the same thing...moving is very stressful. There are lots of things you can pack for lunch besides sandwiches. I love to make a big pot (or slower cooker full of) soup or stew on a Sunday afternoon, and then I enjoy the leftovers all week long; if you get tired of having it too many days in a row, you can always freeze some.

    One reason i don't eat much red meat is becus it's so expensive. i remember years ago that if you wanted a cheap meal, you could buy "stew meat." Now the same stew meat is $3.67 a pound, hardly a bargain.

    If you have to have meat, you could always stretch it further by making a chili, for example, with lots of beans and a smaller amount of meat.

  4. Lauren Biddle Says:

    Congratulations on the new apartment!

  5. snafu Says:

    I recall reading moving is the 3rd most traumatic/disruptive action in most households. Meal planning and division of household tasks/chores are terrific ideas, both help control costs. Enjoy the new place

  6. Jerry Says:

    I can only echo the above. Moving is a very stressful activity and it is a rare group who can lead their way through it without some sort of disagreement at some point! I hope that the new place offers you some insurance of a comfortable and happy home over the coming years.
    Jerry

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