Really? I don't understand how I've written 500 posts about wedding planning, cats, a wedding, work, pregnancy, motherhood, infanthood, marriage, and toddlerhood. In other words, how have I written (I use that word loosely too!) about nothing.
I was trying to think of something clever or funny to write about, but why start now? Really, I felt so much pressure that I went to a post prompt generator. I surfed through twenty or so of the suggestions, but nothing felt quite right.
Instead, I'll just tell you a little bit about what's going on with our lives. We're currently looking for a new apartment. Our place is fine; in fact, for some people it would be considered downright luxurious. But, it's just too small. I think I've mentioned that we're unable to shut our bedroom door because our queen-sized bed takes up too much room. That's how it is in 100-plus year old buildings. Also, Nathan's crib is in our room, so that The Targo still has an office to work on his dissertation. This is a situation that needs to be alleviated.
We've also been beseiged with problems in our apartment. The heat twice went out for days at a time, the air conditioning went out during the hottest two weeks of the year, the stove constantly smells like it's leaking gas (despite what our carbon monoxide detector says), we have a hole to the center of the earth in our yard, I think we've got a water leak somewhere because I think I smell mold, we had stairs that were certainly not up to code (it took them 9 months, but our landlords fixed them), and the worst thing ... we have ants. ANTS. The exterminator has been by twice and still the little devils wander around my shower like it's totally okay. I know that each of these things on its own is no big deal, but the cumulative effect has officially sent me over the edge.
Many people have said to both The Targo and me that "there's never been a better time to buy! Buy now!!" Hmm... we're just not 100% sure about that. Also, it's only a good time to buy, when you've got the money. (Americans are learning this the hard way.) In fact, The Targo and I are preparing for the worst. In this economy, anyone could lose his/her job at any time. We want to know that we're not going to be up a creak if it happens to one or both of us.
So, it's back to the drawing board. I can't believe it's been two years since we were last apartment hunting --- and what a nightmare that was! Wish us luck as we seek the impossible: hardwood floors, 2-3 real bedrooms, updated kitchen, dishwasher!!, air conditioning, parking (either easy street parking or a spot), washer/dryer in unit (I've heard tales of this being possible), and an outdoor space. Oh the craziness!!
Anyway, hopefully by the end of the weekend, we'll have some sort of clue where we'll live. Have a great weekend.