It's been a busy day and it's just 1pm. Here is a list of things that I have gotten down so far today:
*When I had the car accident I got a ticket for expired tags. The ticket did not show how much the fine was going to be and when I called the court house a few weeks ago they said I had to come to court. I was not looking forward to driving 1.5 hours to get to court by 9am in a few weeks. Plus, the court house is in the same town as the wreck and I am trying my best to avoid that town all together. Anyway, so I called again this morning to see if they would just let me mail in the money and I was able to talk with the county prosecutor (oh, that sounds like I did something really bad) and they are going to let me just mail in the money for the ticket and court costs. I am sooooo happy. The lesson in all of this is to never let my tags expire again. The fine plus court costs is almost $300. Ouch.
*I called the gas company, electric company, water company and cable/Internet and got all of my services set up for my new house. This was a huge relief to me to get this done. I have never had any utility services in Kansas, so I was worried about deposits, etc. The gas company is making me pay a deposit of $250, but they will break that down into my first 4 payments. The electric company has a deposit of $180, but if I get a letter from my current electric company saying I am a good customer, then they will waive the deposit. Yay. The water company wants a deposit of $100, which is no big deal. And there is no deposit for my cable/Internet. I am thinking of not having a home phone for right now, but I guess that will all depend on my cellphone coverage at the house.
*I called State Farm and let them know about my new car. So far my rates have gone down $55 for 6 months. She told me I will see a drastic change once I move since I am moving to an area with literally no crime.
The only thing left to do is find a refrigerator. There is a small business right down the street from my new house that sells used appliances, so I am going to go visit them in a few weeks and see if I can buy a fridge and if they will deliver it. My landlord has also talked to several people to see if they know of anyone that is selling a fridge.
This move is coming together so smoothly and I am just so darn excited. I am having trouble sleeping at night because I am so excited about the move. I don't think anyone really understands how this move is really like a dream come true for me. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to move out of KC and into a small town. I know that small town living is not for everyone, but this is a dream I have had for so long.
And the fact that I will be so much closer to S makes this dream even sweeter. Seriously...I don't think life can get any better. I am so lucky and so blessed.