Friday, August 15, 2008

New Apartment!

Aaron and I have been apartment hunting the last few weeks.

We looked at many places.

I really wanted to find a place with a nice large open kitchen, that’s close to my work and with reasonable rent.

Our current apartment has a tiny dark galley kitchen with no counter-space and no dishwasher. I don’t like cooking in there because it is claustrophobic, and everything is really old and battered. I know that if I was more comfortable in the kitchen, then I would make healthier meals from scratch.

Rent was also a factor. We were looking for the best apartment we could get for our money. Since we have two cats – that really changed the prices. Some places had no monthly pet fees, others had $10 per cat ($20), $15 per cat ($30), $25 a month for both. Then there was the varying pet “security deposits”…

After weighing the positives and negatives of each place I settled on one that was just 3 blocks from my work. It didn’t thrill me. It was another galley kitchen but with a little “window” over the sink into the living room. The rent was pretty high there, but I figured it was the best we’d seen.

We had one more showing scheduled for Sunday and I questioned about even going to it, but felt obligated to keep the appointment.

Thank God I did!!

I was blown away by the place. When we first entered there was a huge bathroom off to the right and a nice bedroom/home office to the left. Then we entered the spacious kitchen/dining and living area.

A nice dining area to the right, and a large living space to the left, then the kitchen!!! It was a fantastic large open kitchen integrated into the dining and living space with nice appliances. I'll be able to cook and still interact with guests. Fantastic!

Then off the kitchen was a stacked in unit washer and dryer, then into the Master Suite. A large bedroom, with a hallway of closets that lead to a private full bath with a large counter and two sinks!

I whispered to Aaron… “I don’t think we can afford this place!”

I then asked, “So what’s the rent here?” It turns out it was $60 less than the other place! She also mentioned that it includes heated underground parking! It was too good to be true!

We snapped up an application and turned it in on Monday. Today I learned we got the place!!!
We’ll need to schedule a lease signing and I am so excited! :)

Floorplan:



My Health News!

My latest goal is being able to walk an hour 5 days a week.

I’ve successfully walked on:

08/05/08
08/07/08
08/08/08
08/10/08
08/11/08
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08/12/08
08/14/08

And plan to walk again tonight while watching Naruto - Then it's just 2 more hours until I get my reward!! Yea!

2 comments:

lcinsunnysocal.wordpress.com said...

The new joint sounds awesome! Congrats! And good job on the goal planning/reward earning. You're back on the main track now, after a while on those little rabbit trails! Good for you!

Have a great weekend!

Wenchy said...

I have really enjoyed reading your blog. :)

Enjoy your new place.