Friday, May 30, 2008

Settling In But Not Quite

This my seventh week here in Virginia and at my new job. The transition has been fairly easy, except for the usual hassle of packing and moving my furniture and household items. I'm still in Ashburn with my sister and her family. I've been looking for a place to call home but haven't found anything compatible yet. The rent prices are pretty expensive.

I was surprised to find how beautiful Virginia is! I've found some wonderful places on my forays into looking for a place to live. Here are some fantastic shots I took in Purcellville, which is about 20 minutes from Ashburn.

I was hoping to find something on a farmstead to rent, but the ones I've looked at were really out of my price range. I'll probably end up renting a nice little townhouse with an attached garage to make things easier during the winter and rainy weather.

I went to the pet store with my sister last week to get some food for the dog and cats, and they had a really nice, large glass cage for their parakeets. Some of them were snuggled up together, which I found so adorable. They reminded me of a pile of puppies sleeping together.

I wanted to take some pictures of the building I work in but I keep forgetting my camera. It's located right across the street from Arlington National Cemetery and next to Henderson Hall. You can see the Washington Monument in the short distance. I'm enjoying my job and living in Virginia.

1 comment:

Knatolee said...

I'm glad you're settling in! Lovely area, and the budgies/parakeets are adorable. :)