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. :)
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.
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 :-)
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!