First things first... An Old Fashioned Girl
Of course there are cupcakeries in Arizona. Ever heard of Sprinkles? Anyone? Anyone?
I never had a cupcake there, because my cupcake obsession didn't really start until just before we moved...but really picked up steam once
This is a picture of our bathroom now. Okay, just kidding...but if you want to see a stunning bathroom makeover, go here:
We moved to Arizona in 2005 for a job transfer. I cried. Alot!
We lived in Gilbert, just a few miles south of the Mesa Temple.
After a few years, when the move looked to be permanent, we decided to buy a new home, closer to Rick's work.
The week we signed closing docs on that house...Rick was given the opportunity to come back to Utah...
It was a hard decision. I cried some more! We decided to accept the offer and then the company drug things out for over a year. Yay!
We finally moved back to Utah in August, 2009! That's where we are now...for good, I hope!
We had to do a short sale on our house, that's why it took so long. The housing market in AZ is terrible! Home values have dropped drastically, that's why the house was so "cheap".
In the last five years, we have lived in 2 states, 4 cities, 4 houses and been in 5 different wards!
It's been CRAZY!!! No wonder I'm a little stressed, eh? (I picked up a Canadian "accent" from Curtis' neuropsychologist...that just means I say "eh" a lot now!)
And yes, there are lots of black widows in Arizona. In our last house, in Goodyear...it was a more rural area, plus the home had been vacant for several months. So, we had lot of crickets and black widows. The widows would spin webs all down the sides of our house, off of patio furniture, anywhere they could find a suitable place. Every few days, "we" (Rick) would go out and stomp the spiders and knock the webs down. Widows are nocturnal, so we'd have to wait until evening to get rid of them.
We also had lots of crickets...yuck! I only saw 2 cockroaches the whole time we lived in Arizona.
Well, except for the roach infested hotel we stayed at in 2005 while we waited to close on our house. Now that was a hotel! Yeah, we left once we discovered the roaches.
Is that it? Did I get everything? I had more that I wanted to say...but it will have to wait for another post...another time. (Just a couple of A-ha moments I've had recently pertaining to uh...menopause/stress/life!)
For now, I'm headed to do some more unpacking/organizing...because after 5 years I am sick and tired of all these boxes!!! (We never finished unpacking from the initial move to AZ, because Curtis was in a car accident and after that, nothin' got done! :)