Last Sunday, I played apartment hallway baseball with NeighborKid. I had a minor hangover and was wearing the boot. Truthfully I just wanted to go back to bed with a pillow over my face.
But she was so happy to play that I kept pitching and she kept hitting.
After all, I’m moving soon so I won’t have many more moments like these.
When I moved into this apartment, NeighborKid was two and a half years old. More baby-like than kid often. She had a sometimes challenging personality (her parents would agree!). But now, she’s fun and silly and I’ll miss her.
Fortunately the new apartment is giving me lots of reasons to be excited:
I’m going to live with an awesome friend, K, my first roommate in ages. Added bonus? K loves to cook.
Our new place has a washer and dryer in-unit. This is a big deal in NYC.
I’ll be saving nearly $700 per month in rent alone.
The new building has an enormous roof deck with 360 degree views. Will I use it much? Probably not as I’m indoorsy, but I’m glad it’s there.
A quieter bedroom. My current apartment faces a noisy street. There’s a good amount of honking and such plus a ringing bell from the nearby emergency service station (it rings every time the garage doors open or close, which is often). I usually sleep right through it but my new bedroom faces a quiet little street.
A less sunny bedroom. My entire apartment faces south. While sunlight is great in theory, it means I have to run the air conditioning a lot all summer, and put a pillow over my face when I want to sleep late. (you would think that I would have bought a sleep mask by now, right?)
Sounds great 🙂
🙂 New roommate just said she’d play hallway baseball with me. LOL
You should have an apartment warming party when you get settled in. We (your devoted world-wide followers) need to see pictures.
Absolutely will do 🙂
Excited for you 🙂 I heart a new beginning.
I’m excited too 🙂
I’d be up on the roof non-stop. I’d look like Magda from ‘There’s something about Mary’ in no time 🙂
Ha! I can picture it.
Love the roof-top deck, good luck with your new start.