The saga of my apartment is lorg and sordid. The short version is that my landlady is being foreclosed on and, as such, isn’t fixing things anymore. While we have to keep paying rent (to an intermediary), the bank would like everyone out so they can sell the place, so we agreed to move out by April 15th and had NO idea where we would go. We’ve been here just over three years, which was impressive. Two years had no AC, and this last year has been the worst.
This week we signed a lease on a new place, only 1.5 blocks north from where we are today.
The new place is about 200sqft smaller (yes, smaller), with most of the loss coming from a closet and the kitchen (very little storage in the new place). But. The bonus room downstairs will make a nice office/living room and there’s a totally separate dining room. We are NOT bringing our home phone with us, because AT&T are idiots, and instead switching to RCN for TV and Internet (which comes with a TiVo). New hardwood floors, new appliances (as in they’re still shrink wrapped), new carpet, new HVAC, new washer/dryer. It’s a duplex down (or … up?). Living room and second bed/bath are downstairs, main floor has the master bed and kitchen/dining. I expect the cats will lose their minds running up and down the stairs. There’s also a ‘Harry Potter Room’ (a cupboard under the stairs) for storage. Oh and it’s on the first floor, so that will be nice. No parking, alas, but a back deck, which means BBQ!
So. I’ll be scattered for a while, as we move the first week in April. I actually should get the keys in about 10-20 days.
Oh and if you don’t get the 1060 W. Addison joke, go watch The Blues Brothers.