Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Movin' on up

Greetings from Park Avenue. Yes, Park Avenue. We moved over the weekend. Kinda felt like it was never going to happen. But it did. And while our new house is certainly no "Cube", I am smitten. We downsized, but we gained an extra room. We left modern, but we brought modern stuff with us. And, we are on the brink of bidding a fond farewell to the "joys" of homeownership while ushering in a new year as renters!

Here's my Top 10 list of favorite things about the new digs:

10. Gas fireplace. The wood-burning fireplace in our old house had a huge room to heat and was pretty much worthless. This one is up and running in about a second and keeps us toasty warm.

9. Backyard. Yes, we lived on an acre before, but it was woodland with poison ivy where grass should be. Now we have a nice, tiny backyard with GRASS ... and a peach tree!

8. Guest bedroom that is neither the office nor with a shared bath next to the noodle's room.

7. Location. Since moving in on Sunday, I haven't traveled more than seven minutes to get anywhere. Mac's office, the noodle's school and music class, the grocery store, gym, Target and Chipotle are all just a few miles away. And, really, what more do you need?

6. Pretty little things. There is scalloped trim in the den. It's so "not me" that it just IS me. I can't get enough of that trim!

5. Properly functioning washer and dryer... enough said.

4. Magnolia tree. While it is larger than the actual house and does block much-coveted sunlight, I love magnolias... and their flowers (a little Jamie trivia tidbit for ya!)

3. We're renters! Now, if the front of the house starts falling off a la The Cube circa 2008, it's not my problem!

2. It's just the right size for the noodle. The rooms, the stairs, and even the toilets and bathtub are all just right for her. And she loves it!

1. Did I mention it's a rental?!

1 comment:

Heather said...

So glad you're happy with your new digs! Wil and I miss you guys, hope we can come play soon and check out your new place. Thrilled the move finally happened and went well! See you soon :) heather