This is not my apartment. But it could be.
Ugh.....moving. It's an experience that I have never enjoyed, and grow to hate more and more the longer I'm on the planet. I don't have any brothers or other family to help, and I moved every year I was in college, and it's just a huge pain in the ass. Even now that I can afford to hire movers, I still feel the need to move the boxes myself to save money. I loathe packing also, which never seems to STOP going hand in hand with moving. When I win the lottery, my next move will find me doing this while others move and unpack my things.
So for this particular move, I'm probably 2/3 packed. And all out of energy to do any more. See the problem? But forge ahead I must, and I shall. Tomorrow, as Scarlett says, is anutha day.
It takes a lot for me to move. Usually it has been for cheaper rent. Sometimes it has signaled a life change. Regardless of the reason, I don't ever enjoy it. So, I need to spend a few minutes dwelling on the "good" part of the good, bad and the ugly of moving.
I will be moving to a fantastic historic neighborhood downtown! I've really missed being in a neighborhood. Here's my street.
I'll be within walking distance of a pharmacy, dry cleaners, grocery store and several restaurants. Lots of folks in this area walk to get their errands done, and I plan on buying a little old lady bag with wheels that I can drag behind me and jump on this walking bandwagon. Any suggestions on a sexy little old lady bag on wheels?
And the rent is cheaper!
And I have just as much space!
And the place has character out the wazoo! Check out the living room! The fireplace works, but unless The Boyfriend wants to haul some wood in and make fire, I'll just decorate around it.
And check out all the beautiful natural light in the kitchen! My dining room table will go by the window.
Even from the other end of the kitchen, it screams character! Don't you hear it?
And I was able to move everything out of storage into this place, so no more storage fees! And I get to look at this beauty every day.
And I have a fenced in backyard! Here's a peek through the gate. It's rife with potential.
And, last but not least, it gives me convenient access to both places I work.
So, there are lots of great reasons why I'm moving. And that's what I shall focus on as I pack. And move. And unpack. And organize.
Happy day, blog readers!