Friday, April 3, 2009

Settling In

The armoire arrived yesterday, workers are coming to fix some outstanding issues today and except for a bit of organizing and cleaning up, I'm settling in to the new place.

Believe it or not, however, there are some things I miss about my old apartment:

1. Sunlight - it was much brighter than my new place. Of course, that means it got much hotter in the summer so I'll probably be loving the darkness come August...

2. Walkability - I can walk to the gym and work and (BONUS!) Trader Joe's at the new place. But I could walk to the gym and work at the old place--plus dozens of movie theaters, 2 CVS pharmacies, Westside Pavillion, Century City Shopping Center, 2 Ross stores, 1 Marshalls, a grocery store, the post office, my bank and a bunch of restaurants. Not so with the new place.

3. Rent Savings - I get to live in Santa Monica and have a separate bedroom, but I'm paying 50% more rent for the new place. I hope it turns out to be worth it!

4. Closet space - I had a fairly spacious walk-in closet at the old place. The new place has decent storage place but is severely lacking in hanging closet space. Consequently, I really had to pare down the wardrobe (not a bad thing...) and put the winter clothes in storage.

I'll post more pictures (with furniture!) this weekend...

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