Thursday, April 23, 2009

The apartment

It's a little hard to write with this cat on my lap. But, you know, there is something about that little motor purring on my arm...

I've been to Baltimore, and then back, and then online for days. Just not here. If I had been here, it would have read as follows...


First... I found a studio. It's tiny, but it will work. Plus, it's cheap. (Of course, I too may look a little cheap as any invitation to my apartment, is, in essence, an invitation to hang out on my bed--the only furniture that fits in the room.)

Then... I didn't get the studio. Some other guy who saw it the week before I did actually got all of his paperwork together just after the landlord finished telling me, "I don't think this other guy is going to get his paperwork together." Damn you, some other guy. Damn you and your responsible behavior.

Finally... Across the street, with the same great landlord, a one bedroom. A beautiful apartment. Or so I've heard. I haven't actually seen it. It's more expensive. For the first year, it will be a little tight. But, it will be fine. (She says, looking over her budget. For the 746th time today. Because she's a freak.)


Through all of that, I've been looking for a way to furnish an apartment on the aforementioned budget. I'm moving away for the first time. I mean, really moving away. I won't be a two hour drive from that family that makes me so crazy, that I'm so crazy about. I won't be living with my best friend.

So, I'm putting a lot of thought into photos (I have no shortage of photos) and other things that might make this apartment seem like home. It helps that I've seen the place now. I finally know what I'm furnishing.

Cherry floors, French doors, original moldings. It is beautiful.
Now, I just have to make it feel that way.

7 comments:

graci said...

Let me make the first contribution... You must must must take Essence of Clock with you and think of me every time you're late because the damned thing can't keep time. It's a good thing it is a frickin masterpiece.

MmeBenaut said...

Oh Terroni, how wonderful. This will be your HOME! I can't wait to see photos. It won't take long at all to put some finishing touches to it.

Dear Prudence said...

Congrats T on finding your new digs. You should check out the "Freecycle" group on yahoo. They have a few different locations around Baltimore. You may be able to furnish your place pretty easily.
Good Luck.

☆Susan☆ said...

It sounds amazing. Ikea and Craig's List are your friends!!

Maria said...

Goodwill. I swear to god that I found some incredibly beautiful Japanese china there. And Harriet and I BOTH found Mary Q dresses. FOR SEVEN bucks!

Just don't buy underpants, shoes or bed sheets there.

citizen of the world said...

Speaking of which, why don't you post some photos of the beautiful new place?

gitz said...

Cherry floors, French doors, original moldings.

Can I live there, too??? While I appreciated that my condo was brand new and no one had ever sat in my bathtub [that SERIOUSLY made me giddy]... I'd love a house with character.