Compromises + Moving

Here is the short and really positive version of this post: We're moving! It has two bedrooms! Vaulted ceilings! A window facing north so that I don't have to take so many photos with my flash!

Here is the long and more detailed version of this post: Last week, we got good news. We've been wanting to move to a new neighborhood in San Diego for a long time, except that our lease was up in July, which was when we got married. Getting married + Moving=Headache I Did Not Want To Deal With. So we renewed our lease.

Last week we got a letter.

Dear Mo, remember how you want to move to the beach and live next door to your best girlfriend? Well, now you can! We're changing your lease from 12 months, to month to month, just because we love you! Pack up the cat and get out of here. Off you go to a cuter neighborhood that has a coffee shop other than Starbucks, go now! Love, the apartment fairies

I was so excited that I was thisclose to packing up our first box of stuff. 

But we didn't end up looking at new apartments, and the boy halted my craigslist research, to which I responded with wwwhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyy.

For very pragmatic reasons that the boy pointed out, ie proximity to both of our workplaces, cheaper rent, and a washer/dryer in the unit, we're staying in our complex but just moving to another unit with more space. Sigh, I was so close to leaving, so close.

This is a good thing, it really is, more space! Huzzah! I'm just being a big baby and just had held too many fantasies of walking outside and doing yoga on the beach. Maybe one day my friends. 

Dear Mo, before you move, you might want to check out that anonymous bag of clothes...or that box of files you haven't touched since 2007...or those toiletries you ignore in the back of the closet. Just sayin'. Love, the apartment fairies


Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Woohoo, more space is always a good thing. You'll get the beachfront some day!

Eva @ Four Leaf Clover said...

One day! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. : ) Yoga on the beach sounds nice! Those are some really nice apartment fairies, ha! I hope you like the new place!!

honey my heart said...

more space is always a good thing :) i've been wanting to move, too, but proximity to work is keeping us in place.

ruthy ann said...

sometimes being practical is no fun...but more space is always a better thing right? I can't wait for that...I'm using the trunk of my car as storage!

MayLove said...

Yay for moving to a bigger place! We're going to have a similar problem when we think about moving in a few years! Right now we're at an hour commute each way for work. I can't stand the thought of adding on to that, but I really like the idea of building a house from the ground up. Unfortunately the only places to do that are in the boonies which would mean a MUCH longer commute. Where we are now is close to family, and shopping, etc but far from work and no places to build new, custom homes. Sad face. Why must it be so hard!?!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Congrats on the move! What area are you off to? And to have an apartment with a window to the north? That would be just incredible.

Kristin - Mrs. Glasses said...

For a gal that lives really far from work, no washer or dryer even in the building, not even a Starbucks around - it sounds like you are moving to heaven to me! I live one block from the beach. Cars rust, you live in the middle of no where (it's so inconvenient!) and most days it's too chilly to go to the beach even though it's RIGHT THERE! The worst weather is right by the beach. Just trying to put a positive spin on things!

Mo said...

@ruthy ann: Also guilty of using the trunk!

@Brandi: We're staying put in the same neighborhood, same complex, just a new apt. :)

@Kristin: Hahaha awww thanks for the positive energy and playing devil's advocate Kristin! I'm being a debbie downer. I have to keep reminding myself of all the positives (and there are plenty) instead of dwelling on the negatives (which just end up sounding whiny when I write them down.)

BigAppleNosh said...

Congrats on the move! :)

joyce said...

Yay for more space! I live about 2 blocks from a close high school friends and we don't even meet up that often. Instead, we meet up for lunch when we're both working in the city! *cringe* Your new place sounds like a dream with the windows facing north and awesome ceilings!

The Less Than Domestic Goddess said...

Yay for more space! Congratulations, Mo! :)

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