Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Apartment Woes

This transitional period, this month of waiting around in an odd furnished apartment, has been unsettling. I was going to type rough but, we're not exactly slumming it.

The shelves are stocked with well organized Tupperware and the TV is huge. So huge, I longer wear glasses while viewing. Game-changer! Other Apartment Pros include: 

  • Three recliners. One stand-alone and two flanking each side of the couch. 
  • Walk-in closet 
  • Found $20 in the parking lot
  • Proximity to the Milwaukee County Zoo and work 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Really good water pressure 
  • An actual bed - as opposed to a bed frame. 
As I'm reading through this list, it's painfully clear that we weren't "living large" in our little lovely Bay View apartment. Here are a few Apartment Cons - or to be dramatic - Apartment Woes: 
  • It's way too quiet. You might be asking yourself: "Lindsay, shouldn't this be included in the Pro list?" No Mom, it shouldn't be. There are literally dozens of people living here and apparently they never make any noise. No one ever leaves for work in the morning, comes home late or let's out a congratulatory "Wahoo!" while watching The Real Housewives of Orange County (Two words: chin implants. Anyone?) 
  • Make-shift office in the kitchen. 
  • No yard
  • Spare mattress is propped up against the wall 
  • Coin laundry
  • Our bathtub was clogged for about three days. I finally was forced to shower while standing on a milk crate. Somehow I felt like I was in Water with Elephants. No, not because I felt like an elephant but, because it reminded me of what might happen on a cross-county, circus-like train trip. 
  • Weird kitchen utensils. Ingrid's play-kitchen spoons work better. Honestly. 
But as great as the water pressure is (and it's almost perfect) - this place is not ours. It's a runner-up to a contest I didn't even know was happening. A few blocks from here, the real winner, our new house, awaits. Teasing us with its breakfast nook, staircase and guest bedroom. I've been limiting my posts on this lil' ol' blog because I don't want to jinx the upcoming closing or complain about a temporary situation. But, it's my blog and I'll bitch if I want to! 

Here's hoping for more positive, peaceful and productive thoughts tomorrow. 

1 comment:

  1. Wait , these ARE productive thoughts, because you're working through your stuff here. I love it.


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