Monday, June 25, 2007

A whole new world

These are pictures of my new place, from a week ago when I'd finished moving everything in and had just started arranging things. The place is in much better shape now, but I figured I'd wait until I had it in some approximation of livable completion before I posted more pictures. I'm still stepping around boxes and piles of miscellaneous things I don't know where to put.

In any case, I love my new place. It's twice the apartment I just moved out of, in almost every conceivable way. Much bigger, more rooms, larger kitchen, quieter, friendlier neighborhood, a bit of yard space, wood floors (scarred and pitted, to be sure), cooler yet more natural light. There are any number of things I hope to do with my new space that I never really could before. On my back stoop, which gets a lot of sun from morning through early afternoon, I hope to get some planters and grow herbs for my kitchen (I've already got a small pot of basil, sage and creeping rosemary started thanks to a friend and co-worker). I'm at the library now and have an excellent looking book out called The Bountiful Container. On my porch, I may hang a hammock. With the nicer kitchen and larger space, I hope to have friends over for dinner occasionally, which I really never did before. Maybe even a music party once in a while, fiddling or chamber music. We'll see. My piano is the one thing still in limbo; it's in storage for the time being.

Finally having a nice, spacious apartment, I'm sorely tempted to go out right now and buy a million nice things so that I can live in the grand style. Nice couch, new bookshelves, real pieces of artwork, ice cream machine, meyer lemon tree (75 dollars at Winston Gardens), nice rugs for the floor, end table for the couch, coffee table, reclining chair...It doesn't take a fancy accountant to see that I'll have to go very slowly and learn to appreciate a sparser decorative style. Actually, I'm really enjoying having all this empty space right now, but given my inclinations toward sloth, I have to be very careful. There 's just so much room for piles of stuff that they won't really get in my way for a long time, so I'm working on developing some more orderly habits. Clean clean clean! I even bought a broom.

Well, that's enough for now, it's a nice day and I have lots of chores. I hope to start writing about more interesting things for this blog soon, but it may have to wait until I get an internet connection up and running at home.

Ch- ch - cheers,


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't fall for it. Fight the urge to fill it with stuff...
even if it is really cool stuff.
Hah, guess I should take my own advice.