It’s pretty much official – we have to move out of our place by the end of August.

As much as we LOVE where we are – the location, the proximity to downtown, the unit…everything! – it’s just not affordable for us to extend our lease. We’ve decided (reluctantly on my part) that the money we’ll save moving somewhere else more affordable is far greater than the benefits of living here. So we are looking at other apartments and townhomes through Golden, Lakewood, Arvada and Morrison. It is exhausting already, and we’ve only just begun. I have six set up for Thursday alone…eeek!

And I can’t believe we may have to leave Golden. “Our Life is Lakewood” just doesn’t have the same ring to it…


I am sad.

And I’m already starting to feel like I’ll be disappointing all my local Golden connections – including the City of Golden to whom I just delivered my website assessment and redesign proposal today. My whole pitch was based on our accessibility and locality. And I wonder…if we have to leave the area, will I still be considered? But I guess that’s not something I’ll have to worry about for another month. By that time, they should have chosen their top companies to interview, so I guess I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. And I can’t see us moving farther than 20 mins away anyhow.

It’s just one of those days where reality is setting in and I don’t like it. It feels like the days that I miss people back in the Midwest so much it hurts. Well, not quite as bad as those days, but yes, that’s how much I love this little city. So here’s hoping we can find something not completely terrible here in Golden. I may have to compromise living quarters in order to stay here, but I think it’ll be worth it. I’ve gotten far too attached…probably not a good thing. But everything else will be a poor man’s Golden, I’m afraid.

Wow. Very dramatic today and a little obsessive sounding, yikes.

Anyway,  there’s just a lot going on right now and a lot to think about. And I’m already dreading the packing, moving and unpacking. Ugh.

Having my own little online pity party,