Friday, March 9, 2012

Living the apartment life

So, we now have most everything essential in the apartment. We've been sleeping here for 5 nights, traveling back to the house to deal with the last boxes and our daughter's bedroom furniture. We have rented 2 garages at the complex with one designated for the Alfa Romeo, until it sells, and the other for the kid's boxes and furniture.

Our apartment fronts on a busy road, getting used to traffic noise has proved to be difficult at night, there's noise all night long. The dogs startle easily, but I'm sure with time, this too will pass!

Everything is on a much smaller scale--about 1/3 of what we're accustomed to. But I'm finding I don't need all the stuff, it's easier to keep clean and it's convenient to work and school. Also, there's an indoor pool, that I cannot wait to jump into....

This weekend will be the last at the house. We have planned to move everything out and transfer to the garages. The cleaning lady will take care of the rest during the week and we'll have the final walk thru 3/15.

Closing on the 19th!!


  1. Unless you live in the suburbs, it's never a great idea to be living by the road because you won't be able to get a good night's sleep with all the honking cars and the scuttle of feet on the pavement. On the brighter side, you can lessen the amount of noise by placing carpets and heavy drapes to soundproof your home.

  2. Thanks for the tips! Fortunately we only plan to be here for our transition phase--just a couple of months.