Tuesday, March 23, 2010

another decision MADE

Remember last year when I almost was VERY neighborly with my sister, but then the super flaky ballroom dance teacher decided not to rent to us? (By the way, her house is STILL on the market. ha.) And then I got all flummoxed and decided to stay in our house for another year?

Well, here we are, round the sun once more and we are officially going to be semi-neighbors with my sister, a mere 1/2 mile! I have already signed the lease on a little house, with many weird amenities like a bathroom with yellow and black tile (a la a bumble bee), washer and dryer in a line NEXT to the stove, NO dishwasher and NO fenced in yard. BUT it is a great location, perfect for walking to football games, my office, outings for pizza and frozen yogurt, and feeding the turtles. Another big plus is that we will be paying about half for our living expenses as we are now (we are starting to save for a down payment on our very own house, yikes), so I just have to learn to be more efficient with my dishes and really suck up to Mr. P so that he is willing to take the dog out at 3am since he will have to be watched...oh, and we have to buy our own refrigerator, but I am kind of excited about that...I am thinking stainless steel with an ice-dispenser!

Now we just have to figure out what we are going to do about the slight (35 day) gap between leases in our current and new abodes....but none of this will even happen for 3 months, ahh, the joys of living in a college town!

10 comments:

Shelly Overlook said...

Sounds awesome!! Other than the no dishwasher part. I can't wait to see pics of the bumble bee bathroom. Better than Tide colors, though.

creative kerfuffle said...

yeah for a new place to live and being closer to your sis. the bumble bee bathroom could be kinda cool. and if it's just the two of you at home now, no dishwasher shouldn't be TOO hard to live w/out. seems like a good move all around.

Shelley said...

That will be so nice, being able to literally run over to Penny's (and vice-versa)...plus I would be all over the frozen yogurt shop!

Love the bumblebee bathroom - should we start looking for bee-themed accessories? I'm thinking a cute shower curtain, some yellow and white towels, black trash can and soap dish...fun!

kilax said...

How exciting! I am so happy you found something that works for you. Can you stay with your sis for those few days?

Not Your Aunt B said...

HOORAY! How exciting! Just think of all the people in NYC & San Fran who have to wash their dishes AND go to the laundromat. Totally do-able! And how fun to be next to your sister practically!

Jen L. said...

Woo hoo!That's awesome.

Penny said...

I really like the new place! I went jogging up there yesterday and it is a super cute street...now there is just too much waiting...

Lucy said...

Moving is always exciting and this sounds like an all around good move!!

Alice said...

oh FUN! hooray! no chance your current place will give you an extra month? guaranteed income for them seems like a good thing..

Nishant said...

seems like a good move all around.
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