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!


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 …


The view from the roof deck


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


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


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.


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.


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).



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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