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Now that I have a brief amount of spare time I can explain my previous little burst of insanity.

Last week we found out that the person who lived in the flat below Alix's was moving out. We've known Alix for 9 years and have always been very close to her. We have talked about living together many times, but it's never happened for various reasons. Anyway, we checked out the flat and fell instantly in love with it. It needs a little fixing up with some paint and rug replacing/removing, but otherwise it's perfect. It's cheaper ($540 per month) than the house we're in now even though it's twice as big, has a gorgeous view of the water (which is important for me, I need the water), lots of light (helps to ward off depression), and a deck. It's also one of those "named houses" in town, called the "Bluff Suite" and was built in the 1800's. The landlord is a friendly concert pianist from Amsterdam. He hasn't raised the rent in 10 years and says he has no intention to.

We've been packing and moving all weekend, but I haven't been able to do as much as I'd like because I'm working all week (Sunday to Sunday) and have extra hours because my boss is on vacation to San Francisco. I've hardly had time to check my email much less post on livejournal. I'm hoping this week doesn't drive me into the ground, I already woke up with a cold this morning.

Most of the stuff is moved over there now and it's already looking and feeling like home. I'm just here with my bed and computer since we won't have net access at the new place until Friday and being able to keep in touch with Max is pretty important to me. I'll just come up to the house for a few hours after work to check and write email and then go back to the new house.

I'm very happy about this move. I think it will be good for all of us. Once we're settled in we're going to throw a joint housewarming party with Alix since she hasn't had one yet. This just feels like one of those "meant to be" paths that occasionally come up in life.

I took these photos on the 23rd. I'll take more when we're all moved in. :)






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On November 27th, 2001 01:01 am (UTC), mrbad commented:
Wow, love the balcony and the view...
An I hate snow.
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On November 27th, 2001 01:12 am (UTC), jacqui commented:
Wow what a great looking place. I'm soooo happy for you!!!!

Blessings for you and your new home.

Big happy hugs,
Jacqui
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On November 27th, 2001 04:13 am (UTC), keith_london commented:
Happy housemoving! The home and its setting looks so perfect - and the light and water, and greenery - what more can you ask for?. Certainly lifted my spirits looking at the photos. What's going to happen to your old house? I'm sure that would make a lovely holiday let... :-) Happy housemoving.
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On November 27th, 2001 05:42 am (UTC), violetlovestars commented:
how dreamy!
*sigh* beauty_fuLL!
happy houswarming.
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On November 27th, 2001 05:48 am (UTC), closethipster commented:
Way to snag a great apartment -- congratulations! We've named our 1986 condo "The Wang" but so far the Sterling Historical Society refuses to recognize it as such.. :-)
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On January 11th, 2002 06:47 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
hehehe

Just give it a couple hundred years. They might come around. ;)
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On November 27th, 2001 07:27 am (UTC), ogonzoo commented:
very nice... so when can we move in with you?
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On January 11th, 2002 06:44 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
There is a large flat next to us that's going to be put up for rent soon. Same great view. Friendly landlord. About $520 a month. ;)
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On November 27th, 2001 07:50 am (UTC), bumtrash commented:
I'm jealous
All that for $540? Get me the first Uhaul to the Pacific Northwest!
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On November 27th, 2001 08:43 am (UTC), vulgarlad commented:
that looks so very very lovely.

*jealous & pouty*

~the lad
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On January 11th, 2002 06:45 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
The flat next to us is going to be rented out soon...

Although I'm not sure how Port Townsend compares to Boston. :)
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On November 27th, 2001 09:03 am (UTC), visceral commented:
so very pretty! lucky girl.
[maybe you should snag up a corner of carpet and
see if there are beautiful wood floors underneath?]
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On November 27th, 2001 09:29 am (UTC), ex_snej373 commented:
That looks so much like Karen & Matt's old place! Except theirs was a little standalone house, not a flat. But the picture window and the deck look so similar. And that view of course, but you get that view most places in PT :-)
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On January 11th, 2002 06:53 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Did they have the same view? There's about a dozen houses on this bluff, I wonder if they were in one of them? :)
On January 12th, 2002 10:16 am (UTC), ex_snej373 replied:
Did they have the same view?
It's a little hard to tell right now since all of the photo links are broken. But I think it was roughly the same.
They were on Madison, I think. Or Monroe? I always get it mixed up.
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On November 27th, 2001 09:37 am (UTC), womanonfire commented:
michael and i say "wwwwoooooooowwwwww"
congrats to u all !
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On November 27th, 2001 09:42 am (UTC), savonarola commented:
a little jealous, just a little
D A M N G I R R R L L L

thaat's a sawheet deal!
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On November 27th, 2001 11:32 am (UTC), thestoneheart commented:
that light, those windows. that view.

how could you not fall in love with it.

definitely...
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On November 27th, 2001 03:06 pm (UTC), jaarronn commented:
WOW!....(SOB)...Someday....
WOW!: So happy and excited for you...What a wonderful place to live! Wishing you very many happy times in your new home...

(SOB): Round here, you couldn't even get a one room basement apartment with no windows for $540. Anything even remotely as nice as your new place, even if one could find it, which is almost impossible, would cost at least $3000.

Someday: 6 more years to retirement!

Very best wishes to you!
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On January 11th, 2002 06:51 pm (UTC), nomi replied:
Re: WOW!....(SOB)...Someday....
Wow I didn't know New Jersey was that bad.

6 years!! I hope you find your dream house by that time. :)
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On November 27th, 2001 10:46 pm (UTC), gracejustis commented:
*droooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool*

Congrats! :D
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On November 29th, 2001 05:34 am (UTC), pry commented:
I'd certainly love to live in a place like that, it comes pretty close to a "dream place".

Congratulations on the move :)
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On December 6th, 2001 01:52 pm (UTC), edbook commented:
:((( the images don't show
Peace
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On January 21st, 2002 02:49 am (UTC), nomi replied:
They're back up now. :)
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On January 21st, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC), edbook replied:
wow, good rate for PT and view... my son paid a bit more than that on a busy street (busy street uptown? huh?)uptown with no view
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On January 21st, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC), edbook replied:
wow, good rate for PT and view... my son paid a bit more than that on a busy street (busy street uptown? huh?)uptown with no view

Peace
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