Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Moving Up and Moving Out

As of Saturday, Alan and I will be officially moved in to our new apartment. It's exciting because all of the things that I thought were cute about the duplex when we first moved in have turned out to be actually very inconvenient. For example, in the tiny bathroom, the sink is located directly in front of the toilet about a foot away, and as it turns out, I wash my hands while seated on the porcelain pot much less often than I thought I would. There is also no real practical place to situate furniture in the living room, and the best available spaces for Alan's desk were in front of the bedroom door or in the middle of the kitchen. We thought maybe the spot in the kitchen could get ugly what with the possible oil splatters and the kitchen oven being right there, so we had agreed to place it in front of the bedroom. This proved to be all sorts of inconvenient, but it was better, I figured, than having too many cooks in the kitchen.

As the move date gets closer, I find myself, after driving around for 10 minutes looking for parking, saying things like, "I can't wait to have my own parking space!" And I am surprised by just how many things I can’t wait for. A non-pink, non-ugly bathroom sink that is next to, and not in front of, the toilet, hardwood floors, parking, on-site laundry, free water, a convenient rent drop box which requires zero stamps, a heater that isn't located in the floor and isn't activated by a medieval turn key, the possibility of a garbage disposal! This may well be the closest feeling I will ever get to being invited to live in a castle.

10 comments:

Tonia said...

Good luck with the move!

Chloe said...

Yay for you guys! I love moving and settling into a new place- there's just something *so* exciting about it.

Of course, Husband thinks I'm insane and has informed me more than a handful times that we're staying right where we're at forever and ever (or at least until we can afford that dream home in Hawaii) so. Phooey.

Good luck with the move!

Razzberry Corner said...

And it will keep getting better for u and Alan, as u continually move up. Good luck!

Jessie said...

good for you! enjoy it

Whitney Lee said...

That's too exciting! As much as I hate moving, I do love the sense of newness and the opportunity to perhaps actually see what I own as I unpack. It's a clean slate.
Have fun with it all!

Lyndsay said...

YAY! Congratulations and good luck with the move.

Phoenix Rising said...

What?! You're giving up a sink in front of the toilet?! Do you know how lucky you are? I have to actually get up and go TO the sink. That's a lot of work.

*wink*

light208 said...

Sounds exciting. I hope it all goes well!

Little T said...

Best of luck with your move. Post some pictures one you get settled.

Deanna said...

Awesome!! I'm moving in a week and can't wait for all the new conveniences it will bring :) Good luck with the heavy lifting.

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