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We're movin' on up...

Signed a lease on the new place, starting 1 June. I can be like that with decisions, particularly financial ones: I will circle around something for ages, but then something strikes me and I make a decision so quickly that it seems out of the blue. So boom—I have a new apartment.

So much to love about it. It has three great things I've always wanted but never had before: a fireplace (gas), a dishwasher, and a washer/dryer. It's a daylight basement with great light, wood beams, lots of meticulous details, an alcove overlooking the backyard, an enclosed front patio with stonework and some garden space, and an open architecture between the living area and sleeping area (it's a half wall rather than a full one). The basement itself is only six years old or so; the house was moved in the early 20th century, and the current owner, a designer and architect, decided to raise it up and build a basement apartment. So it looks old because of the design and attention, but it's all recent construction. It feels like an urban retreat, steps off the Burke Gilman Trail and a couple blocks from Lake Union. The view of the city from the streetcorner is fantastic.

Emotionally, though, I feel pretty down, wiped out, and knotted in my gut. Some of it is just the way I get when I have to lay out a lot of money, some of it is second guessing my decision, some of it is fretting over the logistics of moving and ending my lease, and some of it is totally unrelated to the apartment stuff. It's just a lot to take in and deal with at once; I think I've overwhelmed myself.


oh my goodness. This is big. And it is so the right decision. It sounds like it was and is time to shake things up. Good for you, I am so excited for you. How in the world did you get a fireplace??? That is rare rare in Seattle.
The place is custom designed and built (literally) from the ground up. The fireplace has me excited, too. I think I'll feel better about everything once I get moved.
congratulations. GOD will provide what you need to get through this time.
Congratulations! Don't worry, I felt the same way when we bought our house. I think it's the sudden responsibility.
The sudden expensive responsibility. Plus I still won't be owning (though I keep trying to tell myself it doesn't matter).
You know, I can come and stay with you all summer!!!
And you can help me move!!!
How exciting! Sounds like a lovely little place. I wish I could come visit... *wistful*


I do the same thing about decisions. I think mulling it over so long makes it easy to just snap up the right thing when it comes along - the Jury deliberates long...and then returns a verdict when you least expect. :)

I ♥ dishwashers.

daylight basement? oxymoron?

open architecture between the living area and sleeping area - sounds like it might necessitate making the bed once in a while. ;)

sounds really cool overall. excited for you. :)
Congratulations on the new place! Wow, a dishwasher and washer/dryer... :) *sigh*