Monday, October 13, 2008

Finally, We’re in Texas

We have been without internet since we moved in. This is my first chance to post an update. We woke up at the hotel and had a nice Texas waffle – literally shaped like the state of Texas (see photo above). We got to the apartment office and waited until they opened.

Tom sitting outside the apartment office.

I took some of these pretty flowers pictures located outside the office.

After about thirty minutes of signing papers – it took less time to close on our house (11 minutes if you are curious) – we got our keys and off to our new apartment. Did I mention it is located on the second floor. There are 16 steps to reach our apartment. That doesn’t sound like much unless of course your knees are hurting from all the climbing up and down a thousand times. We had some wonderful people come and help us. We are so grateful for their time and energy.

Check out the apartment with all the boxes everywhere.


Living Room

Dining Room

We have fewer boxes now, but are not done with the finishing touches. Would you like to have a little tour? You would! Well here are some of the pictures taken today.


Living Room

Dining Room

Master Bedroom

Master Bath. Okay, I have to tell you the mirrored closet doors are freaky. If you look at the pictures you will see why. Who wants to watch themselves . . . you know, taking care of business.

Laundry Room

Second Bedroom (used as an office which Tom and I share). His desk.

My desk.

View from Balcony. There is a big lake located behind the apartments.

My big thrill today was to cook a roasted chicken in my kitchen. It was nice to sit down and eat on real dishes.

Now the job search begins. Please pray I get one soon.

Until next time . . .

© Nadine Zawacki 2008


Tom Zawacki said...

Boy oh boy am I tired, PLEASE no more BOXES!!!

Dawn said...

Woohoo! Officially, welcome to Texas!!!

Let me know if you're ever gonna be down in the Austin area, I'll treat you to a cup of coffee, or tea... or ice water.


Theresa said...

I'm exhausted from that trip and I didn't even go!

That waffle looks yummy.

Theresa said...

Oh, and stop by my blog to pick up an award.

Shionge said...

Hiya Nadine what a lovely apartment and oh I can see that you have lots of packing and stuff to settle too.

Take care, have fun and we'll be thinking about you & Tom. Can't wait to see the make over soon.

Remember to give me your address Nadine :D

Diane said...

O.K. Nadine!

Those flowers just make my mouth water! How beautiful!

Glad you are finally there and hope you are feeling settled in no time at all.

How close are you to Dallas?

I travel to Dallas with great regularity...and would love to buy you a cup of coffee.....or better yet.....a Tex Mex lunch!

In fact, I'll be there the last week of October...can this work? Do ya think? What'd 'ya say?


Erin said...

That's a really nice apartment you have. And those flower pictures are beautiful! Bless you guys!

Amydeanne said...

WTG!!! Glad you made it home!!!

Jen(n) said...

love the waffle... you know people are proud of their state when they turn it into breakfast food!!! :0)

Jacki said...

That is an awesome waffle!

Louise said...

Yeah for you!!! Glad you made it safely!
Great waffle pic, can't believe it is actually shaped like cool is that!!

redeemed diva said...

Hey! Beautiful place...and great looking waffles. I'm praying for you and a job for you.
All the best!

Tammy said...

YAY! You made it...I love that Texan waffle! :D
I know you have to settle in, but I sure bet it feels good to finally be in one place now!

Damselfly said...

Wow, what a nice beginning. A whole new era for you. Thanks for sharing your pictures. I'm glad your trip was safe, and I hope you will get a good job and be able to turn your place into a real home.

I totally want a Texas-shaped waffle!!!

Strider said...

Congrats on a safe trip. I hope you found some people with "strong backs and weak minds" to help you unload the truck. Keep in touch. Blessings. Strider

Keshi said...

woohoo Texas here comes Nadine!


Kellan said...

Hey - WELCOME!!! Yes - everything shaped like the state of Texas - we are a very proud state - aren't we - hee hee! Glad you made it safely!

See you soon, Nadine - Kellan

Kellan said...

Hey - now that you are "officially" a Texas - you should come over to our fun little Texas community - Blogging Across Texas ( and join. We'd love to see you there.


Demara said...

wow the apartment looks real cozy for you two! I pray you settle in real quickly with a new job and everything! That's a nice view of the lake you have.

Scarlet said...

Welcomed by a Texas-shaped gotta love that! ;)

Congratulations, you made it home!

chelle said...

hehe that waffle is too cute!

So glad you have arrived and are safe and comfortable.

Best wishes on the job search!

Kellan said...

Hey - I'm so glad you went over to sign up. I wasn't sure how that worked, as I usually invite people through the "invite system" and in order to do that I need your e-mail. If you want to be invited, I would love to do that - just send me your e-mail address. Send it to and I'll send you the invite today. Thanks, Nadine and see you soon - Kellan

Penless Thoughts said...

So happy for you!!!!! Looking forward to your next posts as you settle in.

Tonya said...

So happy for you.

Ann(ie) said...

So glad you're there and safe and sound. Lovin the welcome waffle!!