Monday, December 29, 2008

Moving and a bed question

Okay, so I've thought about moving out for awhile now, although since my parents have told me it's okay that I live at home, I've honestly thought about it less and less frequently. However, one of my old roomies from BYU-I wanted to move closer to her work and has been looking diligently for the past couple of months for a place for both of us to live, unlike lazy me.

About a week ago she wrote on my Facebook wall that she'd found a house with two openings and asked if I wanted to go see it with her. I said sure, and after wandering around 42nd South and 900 East in Holladay, found this amazingly cute little house. I was already kind of in love with it when I saw the outside, but then I went inside and fell in love with it further.

Jessica met me and Jesika in the foyer and welcomed us in. We walked into the kitchen, which was plenty roomy and decorated in red and black, through the rather small dining and living rooms, out to their deck. Yes, you read it right - a deck! It's not that useful/cool right now, but summer's not THAT far away. Okay, so it is, but I still liked the feature.

When we went into the living room, someone was watching Jon and Kate Plus 8 - yes! Not only do I love that show, but it means they have cable, which I'm going to admit I've missed in the past few months. :)

Then she briefly showed us the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom and led us downstairs to see the open room and bathroom, which both were acceptable. The shared room was a bit small, but honestly, when you've lived in Greenbrier where the beds are about a foot apart, you get hit by the door if you're sitting at your desk and you have a two-butt kitchen, it was plenty of room. :) Ah, the things one does for an awesome ward.

We also saw some random closet areas that are available for storage and such, and the downstairs living room and kitchen. Although the kitchen doesn't have anything to cook with, they want to get a microwave, and they have a second fridge down there - wa-hoo. It was also hard fitting 6 girls' food in one fridge, no matter how big it became when we got a new one.

While we were standing in the room, several of the roommates and one of their boyfriends came in to talk to us - which was a ton of fun. Jessica told us the ward was really good - not students, but not singles a ton older than us. Mostly working singles just starting out their careers. Score! All my roomies are active LDS. Also, at $200 for a shared room, it was a steal. The location was also prime for going to Park City (the joy!) being right by the 700 East entrance to I-80. According to Mapquest, it is 33 minutes away from work - but that's going the speed limit...;)

Jesika and I both almost agreed immediately that it was the perfect place for us to live and we needed to get this before it went to someone else- the horrible possibility we didn't want to think about.

I filled out a lease agreement, and now just need to drop off my deposit and first month's rent sometime soon...oh, and move in. I'm thinking I'll do it Jan. 1st or 3rd.

It's unfurnished, which presents a unique situation - I'm taking a twin bed frame and mattress and a dresser from my parents, along with a few other pieces of furniture, but since I've been sleeping on a water bed the past few months, I'm worried about being able to sleep, so I'm seriously considering getting a memory foam or Intelligel topper for the mattress. Anyone know any good deals? Which is better? Or is it just a preference thing? I've tried just looking it up online and I'm totally lost.

Also, anyone have any bedroom furniture they don't want? :)


Anna said...

my husband and I got a My Comfort bed before we got married. Of course it got stolen in our moving van...curses. It was memory foam with an intelligel topper. and it was heavenly. I think they are having some really great sales right now too.

Mandi said...

Bran told me in passing that you might have found a nice place to live, so I'm so happy to read that you got it! It sounds adorable and perfect--$200, what a steal! I can't wait for you to invite us to a BBQ on your deck for a last hoorah before we move somewhere REALLY warm. Yay for you! Good luck with the bed issue. My mom and dad have a memory foam topper, but I don't like it that much because I like to toss and turn, and with the memory foam, your body creates a you-shaped indentation and you sleep in it all night. Hard to change position. But if you like that, it may be just the thing for you. :) Happy moving! (hopefully we can help you some this week)

Christina said...

Amy, Ronny and I got a memory foam mattress and at first we didn't like it as much as we thought we would but then within a month we were in love. We don't think we'll ever go back to another type of bed. Ours was more pricy than we had planned but worth the investment and has a lifetime warranty. It does take a little getting used to but it really is comfy!

Katie Phelps said...

Yay for finding a place to live closer to work. Hooray! While I don't have any comment about the bed question you have, I do have a night stand that you can have if you would like it. Good luck with moving and I hope that everything goes well with your new roomies and everything!

Heather said...

Hey! Congrats on finding a cute little house and moving!! I love memory foam! I found my topper on and it was a pretty good deal. It probably isn't the best kind out there but it has worked for two years and I'm happy with it. It's really warm too!

Jessica :) said...

Congrats on finding a great place to live. I hope the ward is wonderful and you have a great time with your new roomies! I want to hear all about it! Good luck with the bed ... sorry I can't help you any. As for furniture ... I guess I can't help with that either!! :D But I'm glad you've found a great place!

Jennifer said...

I hear memory foam is better because it doesn't collect the nasty bed bugs and allergens that a regular matress does. Also, I just BARELY took a dresser to the DI...drats...but I may have some stuff to give up come June when my stuff and Adam's stuff don't both fit in our future room. Have fun with the moving out...that was such a fun time for me.

Sampsons said...

so did you end up moving this weekend? we have a memory foam topper and i love it!! look on ksl classifieds, they always have good deals up there. they had a full sized topper for 50 bucks. i'll look to see if there are any twin ones for sale.