Thursday, April 02, 2009

New Digs!

I have exciting news to share! After months of scouring Craigslist, making phone calls, and visiting apartments and condos that just weren't right (ever felt like Goldilocks?), Travis and I have found the place we will call home. I'll be moving in the first of May, and Travis will join me in October after we're married.

The apartment has just about everything we were looking for and more, at a remarkable price. We'll have a kitchen, dining room, living room, a huge master bedroom, a guest room, a den, and an office. Plus there are two full bathrooms (one complete with retro 70's yellow-gold tub, toilet, and vanity and metallic wallpaper) and a walk-in pantry. So much space it's crazy. It's in an old building (constructed in 1898) above a store front, so the space has lots of character, a few quirks (like "windows" with walls behind them), and not a level line to be found anywhere (the entryway stairwell slants so bad it looks like something out of the Twilight Zone when things start to go all wonky). I am eager to move in and start "nesting!" In fact, some nights, before I drift off to sleep, I lay there and think about furniture arrangements, and what I'll put in each closet, and how I can organize this, or decorate that...

I am also excited about exploring my new village and neighborhood and discovering all it has to offer. I've learned that every Saturday from June through October there's a farmers market just a few blocks from our place that has local vendors, fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, donuts and coffee, and live music. With my typically busy schedule, wedding planning, and quite a few weekends away, I don't know how often I'll actually have a leisurely Saturday morning where I can stroll to the market, browse the goods, enjoy a donut, and meet my neighbors, but I sure like the IDEA of it. :)


TirzahJean said...

Sounds devine! How fun that you will be able to nest before your married even!

Bethany said...

I can't wait to see the place! I hope I can come over and help you unpack and organize in early May. And I love the idea of a Farmer's Market, too - we're excited to be within walking distance of downtown Wheaton for the same reason. So fun!