It was a dark and stormy day, and we thought, "Looks like a perfect day for a move!"
Okay, not really. In reality, since I wasn't able to take any time off from work, we had a one-day window to move into our new apartment. Unfortunately, that window just happened to coincide with the day that 20% of Salt Lake City's 2014 precipitation poured down on us.
Few things are worse than driving a U-Haul. Driving a U-Haul in the rain is one of those few things...
By the time we got to our new complex, the rain was really coming down! Thankfully, we had a great turnout of helpers from our new ward; we literally emptied the truck in 15 minutes. (Most of our possessions survived--just a little spotted!) I am really grateful that we were able to get things moved in so quickly though, because there was no way that poor Corolla was getting out while our truck was there!
Our new complex!
We have been really impressed by how well the complex grounds are maintained so far.
Also, it is a 3-minute-and-48-second walk from our front door to the Trax line that I take to work--definitely a plus!
This apartment is certainly older than our prior apartment (18-years old vs. 3-years old), but overall we are very pleased with everything! Here is our living room (tight squeeze to fit both couches).
We finished unpacking and realized we had a bare wall--so we got a new picture!
The dining room...
We no longer have a pantry to hide our trash can in, so we needed one with a lid. We couldn't resist this awesome motion-sensing trash at Costco! (It's a pretty great story how we got it too...you'll have to ask.)
Here is the kitchen!
Bedroom #1. The closet has a wall of built in shelves, which is really quite handy!
The bathroom is so much bigger than our last bathroom. We can brush our teeth at the SAME TIME now!
Last, the spare bedroom. It looks clean and empty from the hall...
...but it is actually quite full!
We think it will be a good fit for us!
(Not to mention, it is less expensive than the one-bedroom apartment we just moved from.)
The ward is great too! Probably 40% of the ward lives in our complex, so we are never far from friends!
Added bonus: the pool is larger than our bathtub in this complex!