I’m to be a downtown dweller, I’ve secured a place to call my own starting Aug 1st. August is looking to be a crazy month between moving, being arm candy for a wedding, tripping to Calgary, the PurePwnage theater release, people visiting from out of province, and in theory actual work at work.
I’m basically at a point where I just get to hurry up and wait for Friday to get here so I can do the walk through and take possession. The stress that was getting to me earlier in the month is gone, it’s been replaced by the financial tightness that is paying for rent at two places plus damage deposit and the soon to be incurred moving costs. For some reason that’s just not affecting my ability to sleep the way not knowing where I was going to live did.
Setting up the new apartment is going to be a challenge, I’ve taken a place with considerably less space than my previous living arrangements in an attempt to force myself to purge the excess. I’m of the opinion that I should be able to live comfortably in 500sq ft, if I can learn to change my pack-rat ways. I’ve got a rough floor plan in mind for how I’ll arrange things. I’m pretty sure I’m going to use the “living area” for my bed and TV and such, and put the computer desk in the “sleeping area” that’s sectioned off by a pony wall as well as the book-cases and such things. I’m not sure where the papasan chair will fit, most likely down by the TV. Not much cabling to run either, just some cat5e to the HTPC from my desk. I think I’m going to try my desk without the monitor cubby thing which’ll keep it feeling more open and I’ll be able to look straight over my bed out the east-facing window from my desk. In my mind that just seems it’ll work well.
Decision on the cat is going to be no, for now. Until the condo association in this place is up and running the current property management company is saying no pets, not a huge problem. Existing owners already have pets so once the CA is setup more than likely they’ll be in favour of pet ownership. By the time happens I may be ready to get a four-footed apartment despot.