... we are moving! I wrote to our landlords here to see if they would be willing to allow us to have a month-to-month lease throughout the summer, as we didn't feel as though we were having any luck finding anything at all reasonable to rent on the west side. We have looked at so many places, and there was always at least one thing that was a major deal breaker - no dining room, too small, too ugly/dumpy/trashy - we couldn't find anything we could remotely see ourselves living in.
Then our prayers were answered.
Trevor was on his way home from looking at a townhouse (I really, really wanted a townhouse) that was an okay size but not upkept by the property management company that took care of it, when he saw a small For Rent sign on the front window of a townhouse. (At this time, I was away babysitting/housesitting for friends out of town for a week). He peeked in the windows and thought it looked great, so he set up a time to see it. When I got back, we went to see it again and knew that we HAD to have it. It's beautiful - the couple that own it live in the townhouse next door and it has been newly renovated, meaning gorgeous laminate floors in the dining room, a whole new kitchen, fresh paint, etc. The appliances are also all new - stove, fridge, dishwasher, all back, and white washer/dryer downstairs. Finally, our own laundry!
It's an open layout kitchen/living room, with tons of light and a powder room on the main floor. The upstairs has three bedrooms and a bathroom, and the basement is unfinished.
We are disappointed that we will have to put our big dining room table in storage and use something smaller, but the rest of the place is so amazingly nice that we have to take it. We've looked at lots of "newly renovated" places and thought they were absolutely disgusting and deserved to sit empty. We have been disappointed in so many of our own landlords so far, and I hope we can break that pattern now!
And to top it off, they are going to let us move in a week early! They even suggested it without us asking, which is PERFECT - I was so worried, since I'm going away to Women's Conference at BYU, and that involves leaving on April 28th and coming back May 2nd. I thought I would have to pack and clean as best I could and leave it all up to Trevor and Grant to move our whole house alone! Instead, we are moving on the 24th and can be a little bit settled before I leave for Utah.
Those are the main highlights of April - moving to a townhouse that is gorgeous inside and out, and me getting some time away at Women's Conference. I'm going to find a babysitter for Grant for one of the days, and then Trevor will take a couple of days off to stay home with him!
Can't wait to move!