New digs!

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? 

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15 Comments on “New digs!”

  1. My favorite thing in my house is the deep sink in my laundry room. I use it more than I ever thought I would to hang sweaty clothes, hang wet snowy clothes in the winter, and wash off muddy shoes.

    1. I totally understand why that would be good to have. Otherwise you’re using your bathtub/shower for that stuff. Similarly, this new place has a swank looking glass shower … but no tub. Normally I wouldn’t care, I never take baths … but now that I’m marathon training, I need a place for a post-long run ice bath. Robert doesn’t think a small baby pool on our balcony would go over well with the condo association. Harumph.

    1. Thanks! The layout is kind of similar to your place, but a little bit smaller. I walked into my closet this morning to get dressed and was so happy. ALL of my clothes in the same spot. And I can fit my jewelry bureau and shoe racks in the bedroom. Getting dressed is so much better now. I love it.

  2. Congrats on the new pad! Looks like a great place in a wonderful location. Walking to work is a game changer for me (although I seem to still take the L too much)

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