Aug 7, 2010

My New and Improved Apartment!

Remember when my roommate kicked me out in favor of her boyfriend? Well, I’m all moved in to my NEW apartment, which is simultaneously brand new and exactly the same! I only moved two doors down in the same complex, so I have the exact same apartment with a flipped layout. Which really blows your mind, by the way.

But it's still so different. The last roomie had tons of fancy things, mostly because of her parent’s shiny little credit card sitting in her wallet. I got used to the life of luxury there. If I wanted a fancy cedar wine rack, it was there. Extra-sharp Henkels knives? Done. Turkish rug in the living room? No problem!

Now, L and I have an empty apartment. We are house poor, as my mother would say. Our bedrooms are all done up, decorated and furnished, but the downstairs is literally a ghost town. We have a dining room table, 2 lawn chairs, and a TV on the floor. Oh, and an empty bookshelf. But you know what? I don’t miss all that fancy like I thought I would. I love my new apartment, because it’s more mine than the last one ever was. Every time I’m in it, I like it more and more. I mean, eventually our situation will change as we find some second-hand furniture to fill it up, but I really don’t mind sitting on the lawn chairs for now. :-)


Pretty Unfamous said...

Woo! I can tell you're excited. I'm going to be getting my own apartment soon, too, and it's definitely going to be "house poor" for awhile haha.

First time visitor, and I'm liking your blog!

Canadian Saver said...

This certainly sounds different, but like you, I'd prefer my own space even if it's a bit bare :-) Like you say, you will find 2nd hand furniture soon to make it nice and comfy.

Good luck!

me in millions said...

Slow and steady wins the race! Keep an eye out for bargains and before you know it, your place will be super cosy. It so nice to have a space that feels like it's yours!