Friday, August 20, 2010

Finding an apartment...

Months ago, the roommates and I talked about moving together - But last week, John and Bryn came home to tell us that they found a place and were moving without us.... It was that roommate break-up conversation, "It is not you, it is us. We need more space. We want to be on our own..."  Blah blah blah...

Congrats to them on the new place - but it truly left Pat and I in a bind. Only two weeks notice - no extensions on the lease.... Pat and I first considered getting a one bedroom home. We looked at a few places, but they were either too expensive or the move-in date was not until mid-September. We considered looking for roommates again.... but with the deadline being so close and all ... we decided against it..... Sooooo we started looking into apartment complexes...

....... Dreaded dreary mass-produced apartment complexes *puke*.....

I always said.... never... in my life... would I live in an apartment complex... ever...

But not even kidding, there are some really nice ones in South Austin, right next to the Zilker Park/GreenBelt trailhead. The apartment complex we moved into is called The Woods - Obvious reason for the name? Apartments were built around the trees, we live inside a forest... The Woods was built in 1940's and was recently renovated... There is a pool, fitness center, computer center, and tennis court. Pat and I found this great 1 bedroom, 680 sq ft, with loft ceilings and a balcony.  It has brand new carpet, washer and dryer, a dishwasher, a pantry, a walkin closet (for all my sexy clothes.... rawr!), even an ice-cube maker!  We are high rolling, now... oh yeaaaa - I am having SO much fun putting the place together.... It is nice being able to buy things, knowing that I can put them where ever I want. Bought the coolest ikea bookshelves off craigslist for $40 - Something about owning two, seven foot bookshelves, makes me feel like I finally own something worthwhile.

I *do* feel guilty about Perry, though - I don't want to let her outside until she gets used to the new place.... She is usually so active, and now she is just bored.  She watches me paint.  Her head moves up with the brush and moves back down. She follows me around the house, like a game of follow-the-leader. She sleeps on the fridge. She sleeps in the pantry. She sleeps in the laundry.... Poor Perry....

2 comments:

Annalee said...

I have 2 indoor cats and I entertain them with a lazor pointer, Katnip filled balls for games of fetch and ANIMAL PLANET!!! they love it!!! Good luck with Perry, the time will come but I would wait for at least 2 months to let the litte dear out!!! Byt that's just me!

Paul said...

Congrats...re the Ikea bookshelves...I remember that feeling...after I got rid of the cinder-block and pine board book shelves that followed me through college and law school.