|The lounge at the new place|
There are a few downsides - it's only two bedrooms, and one bathroom - which is a little dated. The oven looks to be circa 1979 but I've requested a new one and the building is old which means loads of charm, but it's well...old. Not enough to put me off - I'm delighted.
It's funny, just over a year ago I was so thrilled to move in here. After the rotten time we had, this place was a godsend. But it was a snap decision and I didn't really consider much before I just moved us in to get us out of the first place.But after we moved in and realized just how much stuff we had the walls started to close in on us. And there were issues like being in a fish bowl - too many of the neighbors kids liked to come and bang on our windows and call for Cate. And the fact that we've all been sick with one thing or another since we moved in. And I never got that herb garden in my kitchen window as there was no sill. Well, there's a sill in the new place - fingers crossed I finally get it.
Here's the irony - we got rid of all of our stuff - gave it to charity, chairs, tables, bed, dresser drawers, etc. because we didn't have the room. The new place is unfurnished. Heavy sigh. First stop: Ikea.