Movin' On Up To The Eastside
Well, "when it rains it pours", as they say. I got an email this a.m. from the people managing the little apartment I looked at on Saturday offering me the unit. So, looks like as of the 1st of October I'll have a new home!
Okay, the place is teeny by apartment standards (but still big compared to what I'm used to), and it's a bit on the dark side being a basement unit, but it's surrounded by lots and lots of green (certainly a change of pace), which will be pleasant in the spring and summer, and the upstairs neighbors seem very nice -- and evidentally, they thought enough of me to overlook my carnivorous tendencies.
I'll probably begin moving things in as early as next week (the unit is currently vacant), and make a major move of big items the weekend of the 1st/2nd. Fortunately, most of what I own is already boxed up, so if I can get a few people to give me a hand with a couple of larger/heavier items, it should go relatively smoothly.
The one thing I'm going to need to do is track down a couple of furniture items, specifically a new mattress for my bed frame, a small love seat, a small dining table & chairs, a computer chair or nice comfy reading chair, and probably a torchiere or similar type of stand up lamp. Yikes! That sounds like a lot of stuff!
On the plus side, I'll be giving up my storage unit, and no longer living on the boat, so that saves me $200 a month right there. In another month or so, I'll probably move the boat to a cheaper marina, which should save me another $100 - $150 a month, so between all these, I'll have most of my rent covered without too much additional expense. It means putting a little less into savings each month, which concerns me a bit, particularly as there may still be ramifications due to Friday's office shake up, but given the rotten weather we've had the past six weeks, the advantages of being able to eat, sleep, shower and dress in the same space actually outweighs other concerns.
on 9:45 AM