We got the apartment!

Oh, I’m so happy. We’d just about convinced ourselves that it wasn’t going to happen – no, no particular reason, just that we are the kind of people who routinely need proof that stuff like this is gonna happen to us. Said proof arrived yesterday, in the form of a call from the property manager, and boy are we not complaining.

Two-bedroom apartment! With…OK, this is going to be hard to explain as squee-worthy, given that it’s what the people on any given ep of House Hunters are looking for in a spare bedroom alone, but…doors! That close! Walk-in closet! Storage space up the wazoo, in fact! Space to entertain! Living room, to put the TV in, that is not either of our sleeping spaces! Means losing the unspeakably thrilling biweekly oh-am-I-getting-popcorn-in-your-bed-I’m-sorry-I-don’t-have-to-watch-this-no-wait debate, of course, but we’ll muddle through somehow.

And the whole newly renovated – they’re apparently upgrading the individual units as they rent them, which hey, new bathroom faucets! Did I mention the new bathroom faucets? Oh, lord, people are going to think we live in a cardboard box right now. Which we don’t, really, but… Ooh, something else I just remembered – our friends live there, two couples’ worth actually, and a couple more in the building right next door (including the mother-daughter team we went to Florida with). So. Cool. For starters, what with all the big strapping husbands hovering about, we are totally set come moving day (June 1st). The beer bill might be a tad high.

Ooh! Also, we have a landlady who likes to tell stories about the time she got drunk and her boyfriend had to take her home, and when she passed out on the floor decided to stay all night to look after her – but not touch her, no sir. She knows this, because she went to the doctor the next afternoon to confirm it, and he told her that she was totally un-taken-advantage-of, and didn’t that tell her something? So she married him – no, not the doctor, her boyfriend. Honestly, I am torn between hoping this woman never comes near us again and inviting her in for coffee on a regular basis.

*sighs happily* So much to think about, so much to do…new bedroom furniture to buy…what do you guys think of taupe and cream with rosy accents as a colour scheme?
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  1. solo_1
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 19:29:57

    Congrats! Very happy for you to have closets and doors!

    It will be fun to fix up your new place. I like taupe & cream – not sure on “rosy” unless you mean a hit of bright raspberry colour. Taupe and black are also great combo. Bluey greens & taupe can also look good…
    Hell, anything goes with taupe – go wild!

  2. solo_1
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 19:29:57

    Congrats! Very happy for you to have closets and doors!

    It will be fun to fix up your new place. I like taupe & cream – not sure on “rosy” unless you mean a hit of bright raspberry colour. Taupe and black are also great combo. Bluey greens & taupe can also look good…
    Hell, anything goes with taupe – go wild!

  3. solo_1
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 19:29:57

    Congrats! Very happy for you to have closets and doors!

    It will be fun to fix up your new place. I like taupe & cream – not sure on “rosy” unless you mean a hit of bright raspberry colour. Taupe and black are also great combo. Bluey greens & taupe can also look good…
    Hell, anything goes with taupe – go wild!

  4. solo_1
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 19:29:57

    Congrats! Very happy for you to have closets and doors!

    It will be fun to fix up your new place. I like taupe & cream – not sure on “rosy” unless you mean a hit of bright raspberry colour. Taupe and black are also great combo. Bluey greens & taupe can also look good…
    Hell, anything goes with taupe – go wild!

  5. solo_1
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 19:29:57

    Congrats! Very happy for you to have closets and doors!

    It will be fun to fix up your new place. I like taupe & cream – not sure on “rosy” unless you mean a hit of bright raspberry colour. Taupe and black are also great combo. Bluey greens & taupe can also look good…
    Hell, anything goes with taupe – go wild!

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  7. shing_
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 20:25:22

    YAY!!! And the place sounds great with renovations to boot!!

  8. shing_
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 20:25:22

    YAY!!! And the place sounds great with renovations to boot!!

  9. shing_
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 20:25:22

    YAY!!! And the place sounds great with renovations to boot!!

  10. shing_
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 20:25:22

    YAY!!! And the place sounds great with renovations to boot!!

  11. shing_
    Mar 14, 2009 @ 20:25:22

    YAY!!! And the place sounds great with renovations to boot!!

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  13. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:07:44

    Hee! Thanks much.

    And yes, we’re having lots of fun with the planning already. I know what you mean about the rose colour – I get these ultra-feminine spasms re: colour but they tend to fade pretty quick. I do have some existing accessories in a kind of water-blue that might work…

  14. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:07:44

    Hee! Thanks much.

    And yes, we’re having lots of fun with the planning already. I know what you mean about the rose colour – I get these ultra-feminine spasms re: colour but they tend to fade pretty quick. I do have some existing accessories in a kind of water-blue that might work…

  15. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:07:44

    Hee! Thanks much.

    And yes, we’re having lots of fun with the planning already. I know what you mean about the rose colour – I get these ultra-feminine spasms re: colour but they tend to fade pretty quick. I do have some existing accessories in a kind of water-blue that might work…

  16. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:07:44

    Hee! Thanks much.

    And yes, we’re having lots of fun with the planning already. I know what you mean about the rose colour – I get these ultra-feminine spasms re: colour but they tend to fade pretty quick. I do have some existing accessories in a kind of water-blue that might work…

  17. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:07:44

    Hee! Thanks much.

    And yes, we’re having lots of fun with the planning already. I know what you mean about the rose colour – I get these ultra-feminine spasms re: colour but they tend to fade pretty quick. I do have some existing accessories in a kind of water-blue that might work…

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  19. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:09:34

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Yep, not having to live with the scars of previous tenants is a definite plus in an older building. Apparently, they’ll even install the bathroom fixtures of your choice. I’m working on Shoemom re: the gorgeous pedestal sink our friends have.

  20. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:09:34

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Yep, not having to live with the scars of previous tenants is a definite plus in an older building. Apparently, they’ll even install the bathroom fixtures of your choice. I’m working on Shoemom re: the gorgeous pedestal sink our friends have.

  21. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:09:34

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Yep, not having to live with the scars of previous tenants is a definite plus in an older building. Apparently, they’ll even install the bathroom fixtures of your choice. I’m working on Shoemom re: the gorgeous pedestal sink our friends have.

  22. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:09:34

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Yep, not having to live with the scars of previous tenants is a definite plus in an older building. Apparently, they’ll even install the bathroom fixtures of your choice. I’m working on Shoemom re: the gorgeous pedestal sink our friends have.

  23. Shoebox
    Mar 15, 2009 @ 23:09:34

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    Yep, not having to live with the scars of previous tenants is a definite plus in an older building. Apparently, they’ll even install the bathroom fixtures of your choice. I’m working on Shoemom re: the gorgeous pedestal sink our friends have.

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