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Finally found one!

Today was the day - I found an apartment that I liked and gave them my deposit.  I move in on Tuesday.  It's a cool little place, just a small complex with eight units.  The landlord lives in a house just down the street so he's close enough to call in case of emergencies, but not so close that I feel like he's in my business all the time.  The building itself was built in 1928 and it's got loads and loads of character, which is key in apartment living.  There's nothing more miserable than coming home to a bland building and shlepping through miles of dusty, weird-smelling hallways before you finally get to your door.  This place is charming, with brick exteriors, a gorgeous yard that's nearly a jungle - I prefer wild overgrowth to neatly maintained shrubbery - hardwood floors, an old fireplace, built in bookshelves (yay!) and dozens of cute or strange little details that come out of converting an old building into apartment units.  The closet, for example, is in the bathroom.  I'm going to have to buy an armoire.  It's also in a great neighborhood, Silverlake, right next to the Sunset Junction. 
I'm pretty excited about this.  Everyone is invited to my housewarming party.  Bring armoires.

It's been raining here for days and I love it.  I get to dance around in scarves, gloves, coats, hats, and umbrellas.  I know it will only last a couple of months, so I plan to appreciate the hell out of it.


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Dec. 19th, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
congrat on the apt.....you been waiting forever....
if you need help....i'm a phone call away....
Dec. 19th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
I have no idea who this is. It just says 'anonymous'. That could be at least three people that I know read this blog and don't have an account. If you want to leave me a message, SIGN IT.
Dec. 19th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
new pad
Sounds perfect. You can always put your clothes under the matress and they will be pressed.
Just a thought.
Love you
Dec. 21st, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)

I'll be at Intellegentsia for about another 30 minutes.
Dec. 21st, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
...and if you need an armoire, supplies are us.
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