Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, May 26, 2006

Crush Your Cat's Head Friday-Scary New Smells


We're moving on up!
To the top!
To that deluxe apartment in the sky!

I am packing up Yoshi and moving out of my Hovel From Hell. I got the great news yesterday that I have been accepted as a tenant in a brand new artists’ building in a very fancy part of town I normally could never afford to live in. My new pad is about 40% larger with a proper kitchen and I even have closets and storage. I also have a balcony with a lovely view of all the boats in the marina. Can you imagine the difference between a brand spanking new architectural wonder and the 100 year old firetrap I have been living in over the last six years? A sparkly clean never been used before kitchen and bathroom -I am feeling all tingly about that part too. It is a concrete building which means I can actually experience the sensation of soundproofing and will no longer be woken every morning at 5:15 am by the sound of my upstairs neighbour pissing. No more wild parties and thundering video games from the frat boys downstairs. No more laziness and passive aggressive behavior from the caretaker, The Reign Of Terry. No more raccoons pooping on my fire escape.

I will admit I will miss the Ol’ Dumpster a little bit as I have made it my own with funky paint colours and a collection of perfectly fitting eclectic furniture. My future walls are beige. The carpets are beige. But I have in-suite laundry so I can suffer through. It is a little sad as my next-door neighbour/friend and I have been working on the front yard adding flowers and shrubs and many an hour has been spent out there pulling weeds and cutting back out-of-control foliage. It was just starting to look nice and we would get compliments from passer-by every time we were out there. There will be no more bitchy gossip sessions about how we are going to take over the house and make it a clean and fabulous place we know it could be.

Honestly, I gave up. I am sick of being embarrassed to have people over. I am sick of eating off my coffee table and not having the room for craft projects or having dinner guests or even falling into my furniture when doing yoga. I hate the shoddy hallways and dirty front porch and filthy carpets. I loathe the cottage cheese textured walls and ceilings. My new place is all smooth and clean and fresh.

I am also nice and high up on the 6th floor away from car exhaust and noise. My fridge is full sized and I have a proper stove and oven. My bathroom will actually be in my apartment. I don’t have to share a bathroom but mine is located across the hall right now in this weird and ancient house. How many times have I been caught out in my PJs by my neighbours when dashing to the loo or with spikey wet hair fresh from the shower? So many times I am not really even embarrassed any more when it happens.

I no longer will be blowing fuses when I use two appliances at once. I am now a grown up.

30 comments:

Twisteduterus said...

yea for new digs!!!!!!!!

you so deserve it and we will need pictures

Sharkey said...

Wow--very cool! I'm so happy for you and Ms. Yoshi!

When's the big day?

stampydurst said...

That is so awesome! I love new places (although I hate the moving part). And you will have more room to take fabulous pictures of Yoshi. Maybe you could expand into dioramas...
Congrats, Kranki.

Madame D said...

That's awesome!
Though, I have to ask-bathroom across the hall? Ugh!

Susie said...

This is absolutely thrilling news. I am SO happy for you.

hemlock said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY Kranki and Yoshi!! That's freakin' awesome news. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Please suffer through the in-suite laundry for me... I don't think I could handle such troubles.

Squirl said...

OMG! That new place sounds fantastic! I'm so happy for you. I didn't realize the bathroom in your current hovel was outside your apartment. And laundry facilities of your very own!

This is such great news. Yes, we want pictures and to know when the move happens.

And Yoshi looks the most disturbed in this "crush-your-cat's-head" picture than in any of the others. :)

Nancy said...

Congrtulations. I could not share a bathroom with anyone out side the people i live with, I don't know how you did it, your a strong person.

Happy and Blue 2 said...

Sounds great. Hope the new place isn't so nice that you get bored though..

Dima said...

Congrats Kranki! Sounds like a fabulous new place. Some places let you change the wall colors as long as you change them back before you move out :)

Amanda B. said...

Rock on sister!

sheryl said...

I am so thrilled for you!

Fresh and clean! And I bet there's more light.

And being around artists, well, that can be wonderful.

I hope this means new creative endeavors will follow after you get settled in.

This sounds like a wonderful way to begin other fresh starts, too.

alan said...

That's a fantastic bit of news!

:o)

alan

kalki said...

Yippeeee!! This is fabulous news!! I'm giddy for you.

JessicaRabbit said...

So freaking awesome! Congrats to you and your Yoshi girl. This calls for much celebrating!!

Michele in Michigan said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. Make sure you post pics so we can all live vicariously through you!!

Traci said...

Wow! That is so cool! I noticed you said you normally could never afford it so how did this wonder occur? What a wonderful gift for you! I've been slacking my dear and am only just now seeing the elephant art. Pretty amazing eh? Thanks for sharing it!

whfropera said...

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sirbarrett said...

Congratulations on achieving adulthood. I absolutely adore balconies. Be careful to keep the cat away from the edge!

True_Halcyon said...

Good things to great people, I always say : )

Dang Cold.. said...

House warming party at Kranki's place!!!! Congrats darlin.

dc

Precisiongirl said...

I keep on hearing Primal Scream's "Moving on up" in my head, and thinking of you. So happy for you!

Hugs, x

east village idiot said...

I am so totally happy for you!!! It's so exciting. My apartment is 450 square feet! Please let me know what life is like in a normal size apartment. What great news Kranki!!!

spoonleg said...

YIPDEFREAKING DOO! It's about time! I am sooooooo excited for you. Good job, krank! I can't wait to see photos of the new place!

Jeannette said...

Congratulations! I think it is time for a fresh start indeed. Moving is the best way to truly feel like you are starting over. At least it has for me. I hope your new home brings you much joy.

LadyBug said...

Congrats on the upcoming move, Kranki!

Udge said...

Congratulations!

Cat in a backpack? There's a fashion statement.

kerri said...

Hurrah! for new (clean and sparkly and oh so fresh!) housing!

fueltank said...

Wherewherewhere?????

Ohboyohboyohboy that is great news. hoo-ray for YOU! I am so pleased for you, what a great way to start the next adventure. Now you HAVE to come visit (no, I don't see the connection but I thought I'd try).

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MrsDoF said...

Brand spanking new digs! Congratulations!
But I gotta ask, will Yoshi be accepted there? Or will you be disobeying some rules about critters?
I know my mother-in-law's place doesn't allow pets. I couldn't cope at all.