Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Our Little Home

Around mid August Erik and I started discussing the idea of moving out of Wymount. It wasn't completely serious plan but was definitely an option. So we started looking around. After only a couple of days Erik texted me about a basemtent "studio" apartment south of campus that was only $420 a month. We decided to go look at it of course and when we got there we realized that we weren't the only ones. There were probably 7 couples there to look at it. We got inside finally and I loved it.. I mean it was WAY small but good for us. We filled out an application and left it at that. Needless to say we got the apartment and we had like a week and half to move. We got everything packed and somehow fit it into the apartment. We had three days to get all moved
out of the apartment and into our new apartment and Erik had to work so for the most part I was just piling things up where I could fit them and figured I would organize later. We have soo much stuff! We could barely move through the apartment!
As you can see it is a disaster! We made a path to the back hall, the bed and the sink. I was way stressed about it too. The desicion to move, the state of the apartment when we started moving in (I spent like an hour scrubbing the shower.. ewww) and having no idea how we would fit into this apartment.
Slowly but surely we got it all in. We sold our little entertainment set thing and got a little dresser/bed side table, and fit everything else under the bed that was supported by cinderblocks. It was amazing really.. I never thought it was possible. If we hadn't helped a friend move during the process of unpacking and seen her cinderblocks I don't know where we would be today. They really were the things that saved us.
At this point our little apartment is now our home and we both feel very comfortable in it.
We have some trouble finding things sometimes because everything is so compact but it works for us. For example we have a bookshelf thing in our bedroom that holds our pots and pans. Our bedside table thing has our pants and such; we didn't have a place for the rest of our books so they are on top of the bookshelf/ pots and pans cupboard.. and so on and so forth. There is no way that you can get the full effect of our little apartment unless you see it.. so you guys will just have to come visit ;) Just be careful coming in the driveway.. it is a bit squishy...I know this from experience(hitting someones back light) but that is a story for another day.