Sunday, June 05, 2005

Ready To Move...

As I hadn't died or expelled any internal organs this weekend, I decided that to-day would be a great day to ooze my way over to St. Petersburg to sign the lease for my adorable new apartment.


Coughing and wheezing in a stylishly consumptive manner, I signed away (with purple sparkly pen) oodles of my money for deposit, first month's rent and last month's rent. Oh well, it was just burning a hole in my pocket anyway.

Being the geek that I am, I thoroughly enjoyed measuring things at the new place, jotting numbers down, drawing cute little diagrams, and measuring again. Hopefully I can fit all my bookcases, or I will be stacking my collection of circus freak books on top of the refrigerator. I think I shall spend a bit of time tomorow doodling my new layout...

Cons:
higher rent for a slightly smaller apartment
slightly longer drive to funky activities in Tampa

Pros:
adorable 1920s bungalow with hardwood floors, vintage tile and molding
large, shady backyard with trees, koi pond, and a yummy pineapple plant (almost ripe!)
indoor washer/dryer
gorgeous neighborhood with brick streets and oak trees
short walk/drive to cute park and various places with good food
a next-door neighbor who isn't psycho like my soon-to-be-ex-door neighboor (yay!)
non-evacuation zone!

20 Comments:

Blogger Kay said...

Congratulations! And with hurricane season fast approaching, let me remind you of one of my former mantras when I lived in a 200-year-old house: "it's been here this long, it will weather this too."

What fun!

1:23 AM  
Blogger L said...

thanks! I am really looking forward to moving into the new place

9:49 PM  
Blogger Comfort Addict said...

It sounds like an upgrade to me. Have fun!

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Ian said...

Mmmm...pineapple plant. As it turns out, the only edible items growing in St. Louis are lead paint chips flaking off of walls, though the health benefits of this indulgence are less apparent than those of pineapple. Enjoy your scrumptious new abode!

10:34 PM  
Anonymous LLCoffee said...

Ooh, I'd sign for anything if I had a purply sparkly pen to do it with.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

Congratulations! Sounds quaint and a place for many excellent posts to be generated from! Pictures to follow?

10:34 PM  
Anonymous tickgirl said...

Let me know when you are moving... I may be in town to help watch your tall strapping brothers move your stuff.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Vile File said...

Your new abode sounds inutterably adorable!

I may do an interpretive dance number to celebrate!

10:34 PM  
Anonymous april said...

Congrats, dear! we'll again be in the same county (though I moved into an evacuation zone, so I might be over for the first hurricane).

10:35 PM  
Anonymous P said...

I wonder how sparkley the pen was.

10:35 PM  
Anonymous rhodent said...

I will miss your wonderful, sneezy company during hurricane watches and warnings! However I am very happy that your beloved books, paintings and furniture will be in a safer place.

I can't wait to see the new place! Shall we hav some champagne to celebrate the event? And strawberries perhaps?

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Happy and Blue said...

An indoor washer and dryer? What other kind is there..

10:36 PM  
Anonymous weary hag said...

Happy's comment cracked me up because when I read about your indoor washer/dryer, my first thought was "oh good for her!" I know just what you meant by it - somehow, and was glad for you to boot!
Good deal on the new digs! I'm sure you'll be quite happy in your little pineapple paradise.
(ps ... I've got peeps in St. Pete)

Good to see you again.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Dayna said...

Sounds wonderful !
I'm jealous.

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Frally said...

Have fun moving! The pros definitely seem to outweigh the cons - a sane next door neighbour probably being the biggest one!

10:37 PM  
Blogger L said...

Ian: thanks! I think I may have some nearby citrus trees too...

llcoffee: I never sign with anything but

mark: I will definitely post photos at some point, but I don't actually move until the 18th of June...

tickgirl: I am actually hiring a small moving company this time since I don't want to abuse my brothers TOO much (and one is in Hartford right now, anyway)

Ms. Vile: it IS inutterably adorable! I will post photos when I move in on the 18th

April: you should come over after I'm settled in, so you can be green with envy over my fabulous book collection dahling!

p: it was very

rhodent: I think champagne and strawberries may be in order... perhaps foie gras as well? (she asks in a hopeful voice)

Happy&Blue: the laundromat kind (ugh)

weary hag: you should tell your peeps to look me up, especially if they're at all handsome

dayna: if you're ever in the area, you'll have to stop by

Frally: thanks! I am very happy to be leaving my psycho neighbor behind.... post to follow

10:37 PM  
Anonymous SilverMoon(aka GEL) said...

Congrats, L!
From one who has several purple pens, wants some sparkly ones, and there is no other colour for pens than purple.
Best wishes in your new place!

10:37 PM  
Anonymous glomgold said...

Hey, how can you go wrong with your own pineapple plant?

10:38 PM  
Anonymous glomgold said...

(you have a collection of circus-freak books?)

10:38 PM  
Blogger L said...

yep :)

10:38 PM  

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