Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Eight Down

Twenty-three to go. Days that is. We had decided that we were aiming to move out of this apartment by February 28th. Except then we found the perfect place for us but we needed to snap it up immediately or risk losing it. So we’re paying rent both places this month, giving us thirty-one days to get the new place ready and out of this one. We’re both pretty exhausted right now but know it’ll be worth it in the end. Especially when we can step outside our front door and see such lovely things as this:

frosty leaves

Those are frost covered leaves of the sweet jasmine plant that grows on one of the two arches in the front yard. I cannot wait to see them blooming and lovely, even if it means a lot of painting and yardwork between now and then. (Speaking of which, painting an entire house in two weekends is quite possibly one of the least fun things I have ever signed on to do. Worth it in the end, but less than ideal during the process.)

Also, I’ve decided to document every day this year with a photo. You can see all of my photos here, at flickr.


  1. Amy

    Yay new place!! I saw the flickr photos, it looks like a nice place. And all the hard work will be worth it when you are completely moved.

  2. Jeanne

    Sounds like a lot of work, but I bet it will be worth it in the long run! Good luck with the painting!