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Bedroom view

Unexpected benefits to the new apartment are…unexpected.  The drain in the kitchen sink had a little bit of a drip, so I turned in a maintenance request in the evening and the next morning, the maintenance guy turned up to do the repair. Like magic! And then, as he was leaving, he said, “Hey, turn …

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The kitchen and my desk

I have to say that my desk situation is vastly superior in the new apartment to either the old apartment or even the house.  I’m right by one of the windows.  Marlowe uses me as the highway to get to his window seat.  He looooves the windows, here. I can’t blame him.  There’s nothing like …

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First night in the apartment

Tonight will be our first night sleeping in the apartment. I’m already excited by how quiet it is here. We’re only a block off Sandy Blvd, which is a busy street, but because of the way the apartments are constructed, there’s almost no street noise here. It is lovely. The apartment is slowly coming together. …

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Truck is unloaded

Because our friends rock, we were able to unload everything from the truck and get it into the apartment today.  A hearty thank you to David, Kate, Aimee, Michael, Dave, Don, Yan, Eve, David, Ben, Rebecca, Taylor, Whitney, Bob, and Evan. After everyone had gone, Rob carried me across the threshold.  In a fireman’s carry, …

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We have an apartment!

Rob and I looked at a sweet little apartment, built in 1945, in NE Portland. We think it will serve our needs well.  Gas range, hardwood floors, lots of trees. Quiet. And we’re moving in tomorrow. Yes. You read that right. They actually processed the paperwork today and we’re unloading the truck tomorrow into the …

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Shopping for apartments

Today Rob and I walked up to Alberta to Fuel, which was my favorite coffee shop when I was living here before, and had pastries and coffee while surfing apartment listings.  Besides price, we have a very small list of hard and fast criteria. Gas range No carpet We’d like to be able to walk …

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Russell, KS: Day 4 of the move

We had originally planned to push straight through to Denver today, which would have meant leaving insanely early and then arriving at midnight.  At some point I think Rob and I both realized that this is, in many ways, a vacation and decided to slow down. In Denver, we’ll be staying with T. L. Morganfield.  …

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