Here are some things about my new apartment!
+ It is in Dovercourt Park, a neighbourhood I LOVE.
+ It is a really pleasant half hour walk to Jairus's, and there are a million great places to meet on the way.
- There isn't a separate bedroom.
+ The cute little kitchen IS separate.
+ It is a 600 square foot studio space.
+ It's an attic and the ceiling is SO lovely and high in the middle.
+ There is SO MUCH natural light.
+ THERE ARE TWO BALCONIES.
+ I think the cats will be able to go on one of the balconies
+ There is a GIANT windowseat. I have dreamed of a windowseat since forever.
+ It's not a basement!!
+ There is SO. MUCH. STORAGE.
+ The landlords are SO nice and they have pets and don't care that I do, too.
+ There is a shared backyard that I can hulahoop in.
+ I am buying a bunch of the previous tenant's furniture so I don't even have to move big heavy things up the stairs!
+ At $875, it's well under what I'd budgeted for.
- There isn't laundry.
+ With what I am saving in rent, I'll be able to drop off and pick up my laundry like a princess.
+ Maybe I will get a little wagon for this errand.
Basically the space just FEELS good. Most of all, I feel like I will make a lot of art in this apartment. I don't know if it's because it's like a sunny treehouse, or because Anne's friend who is moving out (how I got the apartment!) is a composer and a conductor, or because it's such a big space that I feel like I'll be able to have perma-stations-of-creativity set up (like, music supplies in one nook, and a big table for crafts), but I've been looking at these little writing shacks and daydreaming and I feel so optimistic it's a bit embarassing.
I move in at the end of September!