Monday, September 10, 2007

Home Again, Home Again...

So, this is the post you've all been waiting for! I have finally moved into my new place! It has been a very lengthy and chaotic transition and in an effort to be brief, I’ll spare you the story. But, it was a process that took several weeks, lots of strength, and many many flights of stairs. I've been here for just over a week, and so far, here are the highlights:
This is the front of the house

1. I woke up on my first morning to the most beautiful sunrise. My alarm went off around 6:00 am and as usual, I rolled over to hit the snooze, cracking my eyes only enough to see where the alarm is (this last step is only necessary because it was a new place, now the motion has become part of my muscle memory and I can do it in my sleep). However, I was so grateful that I had to open my eyes because as I was searching for the alarm, I beheld the most beautiful sunrise out my bedroom windows. I’m the luckiest girl in the world! Who gets to wake up to a beautiful sunrise while laying in bed every morning??

2. I LOVE my closet!! It is one of those built in thingamajiggers and is amazing. It is the closet my clothes have been waiting for. I downsized the wardrobe quite a bit with all of my garage saleing earlier this year, and so everything fits just about perfectly (though I had to get rid of a few more things…but it was time for them to go). I could stand a little more room for the shoes, but other than that, it’s perfect. I can now sell the dresser I’ve been dragging around for the last 7 years. The best part of the closet…it has a window!!

This is only one side. On the left there is a whole other

rack for clothes and on the right is a window!


3. I have a neighbor with a pig. Yes, a pig. She walks it on a leash.

4. I painted my room the most delightful color. It is bright blue…very cheery, bright, and soothing. I’m hoping it will trick my psyche into thinking that it’s sunny every day and stave off the mid-winter “blues” brought on by weeks of not seeing the sun.

Please excuse the mess...I haven't fully unpacked the bedroom yet.


5. Our house backs up to a wooded area so we have a beautiful green view and lots of forest animals for neighbors. Yesterday my roommate said she saw a deer and her baby fawn outside her bedroom window!



6. I have already had houseguests. This house seems to be perfect for entertaining and I can't wait for you all to come and visit. We still need a kitchen table and are not entirely moved in, but we learned this week that it doesn't really matter. Come see us soon!

13 comments:

Emily said...

oh my gosh it's so cute!!! I'm jealous!! I will come visit as soon as I get a new slew of vacation days. Oh, and tell the deer and pig I say hi.

gamine said...

What a fabulous abode! I'm jealous too! I MUST come up soon - but I fear if I come, I'll never want to leave!

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Cheryl said...

I love your apartment! I don't know what I like best...the adorably painted row house, the lush Oregonian woods in the backyard, the spacious closet, your car proudly displaying its Oregon plates...

Evan said...

This might be a long comment (we'll call it a "Renee blog post size" comment).

1) The place looks AWESOME, comgrats

2) beware closet windows! The Wife had one and it bleached one shoulder of all her shirts. I know the sun isn't a resident of Oregon, but don't wreck half your wardrobe due to the uber-cute window!

3) The pet pig is the coolest thing in the world

finally

4) your kitchen is HUGE!! You could fit like 40 Renees in there! Which has me convinced that you should adopt a new unit of measurement, "The Renee". You could say, "my closet is five 'Me's'"! If you won't, I will. I mean my whole apartment is like only 50 Renees. and my kitchen is only 2-3 Renees. I'm jealous.

Evan said...

And yeah, I meant "congrats," not "comgrats."

aaaaand my last comment was like 1/2 a Renee long...

Ryan said...

Like the apartment and the wall colors. Looks lush and nice outside.

Anna said...

i like the pet pig!

ginny said...

AM SO JEALOUS of everything. That place would cost you something like $7,892 a month in LA. And instead of woods, you would have another apartment building in your backyard, or a Walgreens, or a crack house. And instead of a pig next door, you would have a self-righteous Bijon Frise. And given how cool it's decorated, instead of roommates you would have reality show castmates and an entire steadicam crew crammed into that gigantic kitchen.

But AMEN on the warning re: closet windows. They are sinisterly sunny.

cheyney webb said...

Love it! I am packing my bags to come right NOW! Lucky you.

Jenilee said...

Oh, my heck!(Yes, I'm from Utah I can say that) Your apartment is so cute! It fits you perfectly. I'm hoping to be a house guest someday.

alisa said...

so, you've got a cute apt and you want visitors...hmmm...even a visitor coming up for a wedding in october?

Renee said...

Of course! Visitors coming to Portland for whatever reasons in any month are invited to come and stay!!