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The Saga never ends
So we called the people we are subleasing from, to let them know that, we found another apartment to move into June 1st. Which is the day they were hoping for and is earlier than the end of our sublease (July 1). And they inform Julia that they are having problems selling their house and so, won't let us out of our lease early AS THEY HAD REQUESTED.
New Place Found
It's not in an area that is quite as "sexy" as Mac/Groveland, but it's a quiet residential neighborhood with a bar & grill, grocery store and gas station around the corner. And it includes all of the necessary amenities that we've grown to love on Portland Ave. like a backyard, screen porch, dishwasher, free laundry AND 2 car garage. No scraping!

The landlord is great and follows all the rules. It's going to get a new coat of paint and we can move in June 1st. Hopefully, session and/or UMC Annual Conference doesn't conflict with this date.

Now, to start packing.

Since we've already had our renter's applications approved, it is really tempting to not pay our last month's rent...I can't remember if our deposit was less than one month's rent or not.
I need a new place to live
Cause the people we are subletting from are getting divorced and the wife is moving back into our duplex as soon as we move.

Our perfect apartment was too good to be true. Now, I have to pack up all my crap and move it again. Oy vey.
Lobbyists - leave me alone all the Senators are gone for the week.
I am apparently oblivious to the weather. I wore peep-toe shoes, bare legs and my spring trench to work today, only to find out that we're expected to get 2-5 inches of snow. Whoops. There are school closings and everything.

Where was I last night when the news (and weather) was on? I was cleaning my friends puke out of the backseat of my car. Right after my ex kissed me and told me that his girlfriend wasn't who he wanted to marry and would I come visit him in Shanghai at his new job? Omifreakingod. Did I not just get over him?

In other news, we passed the omnibus tax bill (with no roll call votes for me to record) and OUTSTANDING INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION (with a little income tax increase to pay for it). Thus, my new job description includes listening to angry taxpayers' (none of whom this increase actually applies to) voicemails (I've learned to screen, because I can't stop myself from explaining the rationale).
It's Holy Week
I love holy week. So much meaning, so much symbolism, so much ceremony. It's a week of new beginnings. The long dark months of winter and lent are coming to a crescendo with the triumphal entry of Palm Sunday, the observance of Passover on Maundy Thursday, the dispair in the garden, the kiss, the death of Good Friday and the Joy and life of Easter Sunday. Those are the biblical parts.

The real life parts, the in-your-face, touch-me parts of Holy week are the return of baseball, the beginning of open-toed shoes, the blossoming of the lilies picked up at church last week, the break in the legislative session, watching JC Superstar & the Prince of Egypt.

This week I also stumbled upon a beautiful online lenten calendar. A new watercolor everyday. They're super cool and pretty and I love it:
Watercolors and sketches for everyday of Lent

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