"If you had to summarize summer in three words, which words would you choose? Swimming, picnics, and ice cream? Vacations, thunderstorms, and fireflies? Bikinis, bonfires, and s’mores? How about red, white, and blue?..."
P.S. Stuff about life after the jump.
I have some great news related to the move I mentioned back in June! After much apartment hunting, rent negotiating, and landlord/realtor talking withing, Mr N and I have decided that, instead of downsizing, it would be wisest for us to remain in our current apartment until the end of 2013. Why? Maths, my friends.
We currently live in an elevator building a five minute walk to the train station, which is helpful for me pain-wise, and our apartment has every energy efficient appliance imaginable, a walk-in closet, an outdoor storage closet, and a great open floor plan. The other apartments we considered, though $400-500 per month less, would require additional costs (higher utility bills due to electric baseboard heat and old appliances, purchasing window AC units, laundromat fees, hiring a truck, etc.) that would eat up a majority of the "savings". Originally, staying wasn't an option due to fees our property management company imposes for atypical leases, but after a bit of begging, the building manager agreed to let us stay until the end of this year at our current rate.
So, what does that mean for you? Absolutely nothing, except less whining and more consistent posts. What does it mean for me? Less stress, less pain, and no moving twice in six months! Woohoo!