Sunday, May 31, 2009

moving to Memphis

The first boxes are packed.

The U-Haul truck is reserved.

My parents and brother have their plane tickets to Ohio to help us move.

I leave in about 3 weeks.

Matt leaves in about 4 weeks. And then intern year will be OVER. HALLELUJAH!

When Matt matched into an intern year in Toledo, I was a bit sad because most of our good friends were leaving Toledo. But this year has gone by so fast and I am actually starting to feel like I might miss Toledo. We are getting really excited to move to Memphis though. We'll be there for 4 years for Matt's radiology residency.

We finally found a place to live in Memphis. Since our house in Ohio hasn't sold, we decided to rent instead of buy. We went back and forth between renting an apartment or a house, but we ultimately decided to go for a house. We just wouldn't fit in an apartment very well with all of our stuff. Where would we put our canoe? Hopefully we won't regret renting a house sight unseen.

I spent a lot of time looking at rental properties and we decided on this one...

It is in Cordova, TN - a suburb of Memphis. It's in a neighborhood with a home owner's association which makes me feel like it will be a decent neighborhood. It's on a lake. Which we are really excited about. Matt can fish from the back deck and we can canoe right in our backyard. Here is the back deck...

It seems nice enough from the owner's description. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms with hardwood floors downstairs and new carpet upstairs. This is the only picture we have of the inside. The owner is going to take some more pictures and email them to us this week since we won't be able to see the house before we move to Memphis. I figure, after living in a house that was built in 1915 for 5 years, I can handle an outdated kitchen or something.

Plus the neighborhood association maintains a pool, trails, tennis courts, and a park that only those living in the neighborhood and their guests can use . Matt will have to drive 15 min. to work, but we decided that wasn't too bad. (We've been a bit spoiled only living 1.5 miles from the hospital here.) We are excited. If anyone finds themselves in the Memphis area, you have a place to stay with us.

8 comments:

The Ziemers said...

It looks AMAZING! I am really a little jealous. We will miss you guys.

Cynthia said...

That looks great! I love how close you are to the lake. That will be a lot of fun. It sounds like everything is coming together for your move!

dockters said...

The view from the back patio is beautiful! It looks like a great place, Lindsay! I want to come down to Memphis! Best of luck these last few weeks. We're going to miss you!

Kent and Leisy said...

wow!!! is that the one with all of the great included yard services too? how exciting. we will miss you and willa so much -but not matt too much because we never saw him anyway :)

Lindsay said...

Leisy - No, unfortunately this is a different house. The house with all the included services never emailed me back. It must have been rented super fast. I found this house after that house. I think I'd rather have the lake and mow my own yard though.

Emilee said...

Great house! I need to make a Toledo run before you move.

Sharon said...

totally jealous. that house looks perfect.
ps more comments to come!

Outlandish McCandlish said...

Boo Hoo! Great for you guys but I'll miss you.