That’s right, I finally made it to Grand Rapids!
I wish I could say the above photo was the view from my apartment, but unfortunately, it’s not. It’s actually the view from an apartment that I looked at last month but was way too expensive, so I’m living a few blocks north in a more affordable part of downtown. Don’t get me wrong though – I absolutely LOVE my apartment and I can’t wait to show you pictures! Work is going really well too. I like my new store a lot. I’ve had four long days there already but the techs are awesome and the days have gone by fast. This upcoming week will be my first week of “normal” shifts (not holiday/weekend shifts), so we’ll see how it goes!
As predicted, this past week has been quite a whirlwind. I’m actually blogging from bed right now because I’m totally wiped out and as soon as I hit publish I’m hitting the hay.
The actual move took place on Tuesday. The movers arrived bright and early and got right to work loading up the truck.
Word of advice: if you’re ever on the fence about hiring movers, just do it. Seriously, it is SO worth it. I also highly recommend Two Men and A Truck. They were really nice guys and did a great job. It definitely made the move about a thousand times easier and faster.
After the truck was loaded, my parents and I hit the road. My mom rode down with me and my dad followed behind. I was so thankful that they made the trip down with me. Mom was on Mikey patrol on the way down:
He actually did really well in the car. He was scared, but after about an hour he finally got settled in and took a nap. It was a stressful day for the little guy but he took it like a champ.
The move went relatively smooth, with only a couple minor hiccups along the way. I had an issue with parking (my apartment is downtown so parking a huge truck is not an easy task, especially when the City of Grand Rapids doesn’t honor your meter reservation), but other than that things were good for the most part. We got everything moved up to my eighth floor apartment, and then my parents took me out to dinner before driving back up to Traverse City.
I stayed up late on Tuesday unpacking and got everything just about done by early Wednesday afternoon. Then I went and got my cable/internet set up and my apartment finally started to feel like home. It’s a beautiful apartment right downtown and I couldn’t be happier. And now, without further ado, here’s some pictures of my place!
Living room (view when you walk in the front door):
Sorry that photo is so dark!
Here’s the kitchen:
My favorite parts are the wood floors and the granite countertops. It’s giving me some ideas for my future house 😉
This week I’m going to try to get myself more into a routine. I need to do some grocery shopping, check out the gym at my apartment, and get used to my work schedule. I’m also hoping to see some more friends and actually do some stuff downtown! Can’t wait to share more with you guys.
Have a good week!