Thursday, December 8, 2011

Almost ready to move

We are still here in the Twin Cities. The moving van takes our stuff to Albuquerque (otherwise known as ABQ) on December 21. Hard to believe that by New Year's we will be in our new city and on January fifth we will move into our house there. For those who don't know, ABQ is known for a yearly hot air balloon festival. Here's a picture:

Meanwhile, the Christmas season is in full swing. Because of the timeline for our move and everything that has to be done, I got most Christmas-related stuff finished in November. It feels great to have the cards sent, presents bought and wrapped, etc.

A few of my past blog posts that are useful this time of year and some strategies that we've been using because of our upcoming move.
- Take a look at this post from last year. Now that the year is nearing the end, make sure you take care of any financial or tax-related to-do's before 2012 hits.
- Love me some Shutterfly. I've taken care of our cards and a gift or two, and saved some major money with their coupons.
- Craigslist is our friend! (See all posts I've done about Craigslist here) sold a few pieces of furniture and a chandelier in the past couple weeks. We've also bought three area rugs for our new home. The home in ABQ is all tile with no carpet, so we're basically collecting area rugs at this point.
- We have hit the Room and Board Outlet recently to look for rugs and a couple other things for the place in ABQ. No purchases but it's fun to look.

In other news, we're almost at 4000 disposable diapers avoided by using cloth. Awesome.

Merry Christmas, next time I post it might be from ABQ!


  1. April, congrats on getting so much done! WOW! You are amazing! Your Christmas card, by the way, is beautiful! I loved it!! Thank you! I can't wait to hear more about your new home and your are so brave moving all the time, I admire you and need to learn how you do it so calmly! Anyway, let's catch up soon!
    love you!

  2. Hi April! My name is Kelly & I work for the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau. Your blog popped up on our media hits for Albuquerque and I just wanted to welcome you! Let us know if we can be of assistance as you navigate your new city. Bienvenidos!

  3. Thanks Elizabeth and Kelly. We are really enjoying ABQ so far.


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