WOW! What a Move! (I’m back, everybody!)

HEEEEEY! I’m back! πŸ˜€

The move to our new town was a success! With a lot of unpacking and getting things ready, LOCMom and I are mostly comfortable now in our new home! Come and see how the move went and how I am liking our new town so far!

Setting up our new apartment and getting to know Folsom, CA

So, LOCMom and I are currently living in an apartment now instead of a home. So far, I love it! The apartments are located by Folsom Lake and where our apartment is located, it is near the bike trail that goes through Folsom all the way to Sacramento! If you look outside my room’s window, you will sometimes see butterflies, birds, and cyclists. πŸ™‚

In the two weeks I have been gone, I have been constantly setting up the apartment and mostly everything is in order now! I worked like a madperson just to get everything set up in my room, in the house, and I have even donated a few items I would not be needing anymore in the near future. Our apartment is smaller than our last condo, so some serious downsizing needed to be done! > _<;;; Which I did earlier in the two weeks of my disappearance! πŸ™‚ Feeling lighter!

I have also been on a supply buying binge for our new apartment because some things need to be changed in a new environment. So this month’s expenses are going to be off-the-wall crazy. Just warning you guys now. πŸ˜‰ But so far, mostly everything is looking good! I also just recently got new wooden slats for the bottom of my bed courtesy of LOCMom (thank you, LOCMom! πŸ˜€ ), but alas my measurements were off by a half an inch or so. πŸ˜₯ Have to go back to Lowes and get the wood cut again. This time, everything will be perfect! Which will be nice because right now my bed is being held up by LOCMom’s jelly making pot…

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Yeah…

LOCMom and I are also getting to know Folsom! So far, I love it here! The town is really clean, but there are a lot more people here than there were in my last town. So far, I have went to many a discount store and each one had its own pros and cons. I also went to the local Target and their shopping carts were NINJA SILENT. Like, I was there for the first time one evening pushing the cart throughout the store and I thought there was something was wrong with the store since it was so quiet in there… Loved it! Also, the local bank we use has NEVER been crowded whenever we go there! ANOTHER POSITIVE! Also, their Frugalpants Grocery Store, or Winco, is also not as crowded as the Winco back in my old town. Winco in my old town was always crawling with people and the lines were so long and crazy… Thanking the LAWD that I am not there anymore!

But alas, the Goodwill in Folsom is not as good as my old town’s Goodwill. My old town’s Goodwill used to be like Folsom’s, but there must have been a change in management or something and it became excellent! The one in Folsom however… is not so good. 😦 But after going there once, I did find a few treasures! It’s one of those kind of Goodwills/thrift stores where you have to dig through all of the junk to find the good stuff! I don’t really mind doing that, but I am also a fan of clean thrift stores as well. πŸ˜‰

$5 Fridays at Safeway (AKA the new “Spendypants Grocery Store”)

So the new Spendypants Grocery Store in my neck of the woods is not Holiday anymore, but a grocery chain known as Safeway. And I cannot believe I am discovering and taking advantage of this now, but I have recently rediscovered a special day of theirs called ‘$5 Fridays’. Every Friday, Safeway has specials that are only on Friday that certain things and foods are only 5 bucks each! Last Friday, it was $5 dollar sushi day with a free big bottle of water with each sushi purchase and $5 bouquet of flowers. πŸ™‚

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Recent meal and flowers bought at Safeway for under 20 bucks!

And if anyone asks, yes, I did eat all of that sushi. πŸ˜› Of course, not in one sitting, but throughout the day. Felt like a pig afterward, but hey, tomorrow is always new day food choices wise!

Visiting with LOCAunt and LOCUncle More

Being in Folsom, CA now, we are now closer to LOCAunt and LOCUncle and their kids who are my cousins! It will be fun getting to spend more time with them! I’m looking forward to it! πŸ˜€

LOCAunt has come over a few times now to visit with LOCMom and it is always nice to see her! LOCUncle also stopped by once and he and I got to play Mancala with my Mancala lizard-shaped board! LOCUncle liked the game a lot and was trying to figure out strategies to win the game while playing. πŸ™‚ Out of three games we played the final score was 3-1. Hoping to play Mancala with LOCUncle again soon!

Do I miss my old town?

My old town in California was Redding, CA. You know, where that huge fire is? πŸ˜₯ Basically, the fire just scorched the outside of Redding while we were there during our last few days of living there and half of the stores in Redding were closed. Things were CRAZY there. 😦

But do I mis Redding, CA? To be honest, no. When living there, I really hated the area. With me having far more progressive beliefs than most of the population which leans mostly conservative, I really will not miss the political climate there. It was very lonely being up there and since moving to Folsom, I have felt so much better. Also, since I now live in an area where it is not so isolated from different towns, I feel more of a connection to the entire area in general. πŸ™‚

But you know, the only things in Redding I will miss will be my cousins, some friends I just recently made, and my volunteer job at the Redding Veteran’s Home. My friends I just made were actual Buddhists and I will always remember them. πŸ™‚ And my job at the Redding Veteran’s Home was the best volunteer job I have ever held and all of the staff there including the home’s residents who are veterans themselves were all so wonderful! I will miss them all a lot and plan on visiting them if I am ever back in the area. πŸ˜€ And I will also miss spending time with my cousins and our family friend, LOCFriendT. I plan on keeping in touch with all of them so we will not lose contact with each other though! πŸ˜€

Cheers to a New Adventure!

So cheers to our new town of Folsom, CA and all of the awesome experiences we will be having here! I can tell already things are going to be a whole lot different in a good way and I am going to have a blast here in my new home! Hooray for a new adventure in Sacramento County! ^ o^

Have a beautiful day, everyone! Looking forward to finally being back! C:

4 thoughts on “WOW! What a Move! (I’m back, everybody!)

  1. Glad you’re back! Is there a prison near your town? I remember a song called Folsom Prison Blues, so I was just wondering. Hope you enjoy living there.

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    1. Haha yes, the famous Folsom Prison from that Johnny Cash song is here in Folsom, CA. πŸ™‚ You wouldn’t believe how many jokes I got about it from the residents I interacted with at my last volunteer job. πŸ˜›

      And thank you! So far, I am really loving Folsom! πŸ˜€

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