through the grapvine (the grapevine being my beloved gossipy mother) i often hear about family members and library employees reading my blog. apparently, upon reading the description of our first apartment, a cousin replied to my mother, "it sounds like miss dewey d and the bolshevik are living in some sort of cupboard."
if you imagine our front door as the door to a cabinet, our apartment has the exact layout of a cupboard with a shelf cutting it in half. on the first shelf we have a 15 x 15 foot room that is the kitchen/dining room/ living room, with a small closet-like bathroom. then a spiral staircase up to the second shelf where we have a bed, a dresser, and a small tv hanging from the ceiling like a hospital room. and that is the cupboard we have been living in for the past 6 weeks.
but today, oh joy of joys, we are moving to our new grown-up sized apartment!
when i first saw the pictures of the place on craigslist i thought that i would hate it. first, it was over-priced by BA standards. second, everything in the apartment is white. EVERYTHING! floors, walls, futon, chairs, tables, counters, etc. when i move into a place the first thing i do is paint every room a different color: pink, blue, peach, violet, green. i have never lived with such whiteness. but when i walked in there was something oddly cool and sort of mod going on with the whiteness. and then i walked onto the balcony. sold! (and luckily i was able to talk the landlady down $100 per month. i haggled!)
the apartment is an odd sort of layout, with a living room and a dining room, each one having it's own loft area. so the larger loft area will be our bedroom, and then the other loft area will be for storage and guests.
did i mention it has a kick-ass balcony?
so dear blog readers, it is a fond farewell to the cupboard today! we've signed a lease which ends in january, so let the parade of house guests begin!
miss dewey d