but, with a landlord who raises rent $200 a year (is that even legal?), the time had come to move. and i went out into the world of apartment hunting prepared for a major downgrade. the only problem was, i was downgrading without paying any less money! turns out the renting market is INSANE these days.
after several weeks of looking at a lot of this...
|entryway looking into living room/sunroom|
|living room/sunroom angle 1|
|living room angle 2|
|hallway leading to entryway and living room|
signing the lease tonight. giggles.
and you may notice the title of the post and frequently used pronoun "we."
that would be me and this guy. whoa big step. /very exciting developments happening, people. mike and i had a celebratory dinner last night after finally settling on our new place. it's an august 1 lease so i have QUITE a bit to do around here before then...
(i'm taking a page out of bailey q's book and naming this home, since all the posts about the last place were called "new apartment," all posts regarding THIS new apartment will be under the tag "Belle")