I might be avoiding talking about running right now because after 10 days of rest, I ran, and my knee is still giving me pain and it’s bumming me out and I don’t want to dwell on it right now. Luckily, there are other big things going on …

We moved into our new place on Friday!

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This was right after the movers left. And we still had to go back to the old place to get the last few fragile things … like the cat.

Anyway, allow me to brag for a bit about some of the reasons I love our new place …

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The view from the roof deck

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We really like the open kitchen-living room layout (especially once we’re more settled)

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In-unit laundry!! I hate this term but … total game changer.

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The closets in our old place were awful. So awful. One of the downsides of vintage buidings. But the closet in the new place is freaking awesome.

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The balcony. The old place had a shared yard, but being on the 2nd floor, we didn’t use it much.

Not pictured: The small fitness center in our building. And the parking garage in the basement. And the elevator down to it. Also game changers. I’m feeling very spoiled right now.

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The location. We’re much closer (by 4 miles, which in the city is significant) to the Loop. I could walk to work and it would still be faster door-to-door than the Brown Line during rush hour (at least coming home … maybe break even in the morning).

 

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One downside to the new place – the bedroom and office are carpeted. Someone has a problem with carpeting (going outside her litter box) and someone is not allowed in those rooms.

What are your favorite amenities in an apartment/house/condo?