Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Apartment

I just signed a lease on a new apartment for March 1.  A nice, plain two bedroom in a sunny 2nd floor unit.  It's $50 a month cheaper than the kind of weird attic space with the laundry and parking issues.  It has a very sensible layout, with a bedroom on the north side for LB (nice and dark) and a bedroom on the south side for me.  The kitchen is south facing, which was a major selling point for me.  It's a smallish eat in kitchen, with standard low-budget white stove and wood laminate counters (wish they'd kept the old cabinets).  Most of the rooms have nicely redone wood floors, and the whole building seems clean and well-maintained (unlike the death trap attic space).

The neighborhood is close to where we are now, and very close to daycare.  Ten years ago it used to be pretty rough around there, but I've been in the area a lot and there doesn't seem to be anything sketchy going on now.  There's a pretty big park across the street and a corner store on the other corner.

Feels good.

And then there's the bad:


  1. Sounds so quaint and lovely. Perfect for you and LB!!! I love that nothing comes off as sketchy anymore, hahaha, been around the block a time or two is great for courage ;)

  2. Yay! Congratulations on landing an amazing apartment! I'm sure you can't wait to decorate it your own way. It sounds like a cozy place, and I can't wait to see what you're gonna do with it. Make sure to give us a tour of it, sometime soon. Thanks for sharing that, Mary! All the best to you! :)

    Lois Becker @ Finlay Brewer

  3. It sounds like a very cozy place, Mary. I'm sure you have some areas you'd like to work on in the new apartment, but I guess you should wait out on the renovations until you get more familiarized with the place. You could install new and better cabinets if you'd like! Anyway, I hope you're enjoying yourself at your new home. Thanks for sharing and kudos to you! :)

    Naomi Walters @ Chicora