Thursday, April 13, 2006

Taking a peek

Well it's official (I hope). My hubby and I went to the apartment office today and paid our deposit and got the address where we will be living.. We are in apartment H. I wasn't sure if that stood for Hell or Happy. I am happy but I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't have an opening on the level we wanted. I am trying to have a positive out look,. but I am still pouting a little. The complex we are in has tri-level units. For those of you who are not sure what that is, here is how it works. Everyone has a private entrance, and there are twelve apartments in each building. However the building is divided into two sides. If you are standing on the sidewalk you have to go down 5 steps to apartment A & B. or Up 5 steps to C & D, and then up about 10 more steps to get to E & F
That is side one..
The other side works the same way.
G & H is down five, I & J is up five and K & L is the top floor. I hope all that makes sense.
Anyway my complaint is that I am one of the units that you go down the five steps. It just reminds me of a basement. It is not as open to street and I feel like I am going to be in a hole.
Thankfully the back yard is level and we will have a large dining room window next to a sliding glass door and so I can step out onto my patio and then yard.
I am just not happy with the front which is where my bedroom windows will be. I am one of those people that thrive on natural light. I was hoping to get the middle unit. That is the level my daughter is on. I like the fact that she can hear anyone coming past the door, and also her balcony is private. She can step out onto a deck of her own instead of a concrete slab with dirt that anyone walking by can stand on..
I suppose I will get use to it though and I am thankful that I will have my own home again, so I try to smile.
On the bright side, I was able to get a peek at the apartment this evening. Maintenance was working in it and they let me in. It looks ok, the cabinets are pretty shabby but all of them in this complex seem to be old. I will have new counters and new carpet and fresh paint. That at lest is a bright spot. I just keep repeating one more week one more week one more week.

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Blogger Nancy said...

Look at it this way...your closer to Mother Earth. And you will finally get to surround yourself with your things. That is the best. Keep thinking positive.

April 14, 2006 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Autumn said...

Mother Earth is good, but I was dreaming of potted flowers and herbs on the patio. Or sitting out at night and no one bothering me. The way our unit is anyone can just walk up on my patio and look in the door or window. I am also concerned that someone will steal anything I put out.

April 14, 2006 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Meow said...

Can you put some sort of fence around the patio, so that is forms a bit of privacy, so to speak ?? IT will be wonderful to be in your own place again, though, won't it ??
Hope your Easter went well.
Take care, Meow

April 17, 2006 at 6:45 AM  

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