I can’t believe it’s already the last few days of August. Where has the time gone?

All I know is that Hubby & I have been busy non-stop since returning to the “Flat Fields” of the Midwest.** We returned to Chi-town (via Detroit after Seattle) on Thursday and have pretty much been packing up our apartment since then.

Yes, I know. We should have been packed for our move to our new apartment before leaving for our Alaskan Adventure … but if you recall from this post, exactly where we were going to live was still up in the air right up until just before we left for Alaska.

And then there’s the whole matter of me flying out to North Carolina today … which also happens to be the only day in which we’d be able to pick up the keys to our new place.

Yes … the trip to North Carolina in which I’ll be attending my New Employee orientation for my new job. For an entire week. The same week in which we’d need to hand in the keys to our old apartment by Tuesday night.

So if you haven’t figured it out by now … this means that:

  1. Hubby and I had less than three days to pack up our old place,
  2. Hubby & I only have three days to move all our crap stuff into our new place, and
  3. I wasn’t going to be around to help move all our crap stuff.

Uh-huh. That’s right. I’ve totally bailed on Hubby. And believe me … I feel absolutely horrible about it.***

What’s worse is that Tuesday is our 14th Wedding Anniversary … and we won’t even be in the same state! This will be the first time we’ll have been apart during any type of special day. Boo.

And tomorrow … well, tomorrow I start my new job. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous, but I guess the only thing I can do is go into it with my head held high … and pray for the best.

Despite all the “brick walls” we’ve been encountering lately, I must admit that I’m excited with all these new changes: nicer (yet smaller) and more affordtable apartment, and a new career direction.

I just wish the timing of it all didn’t suck.

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** Ugh … totally sucks not seeing mountains in the background anymore. We so miss Seattle right about now!

*** Thank you (from the bottom of my heart) to my In-Laws, who are currently in Chicago helping Hubby out!!