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It makes it easy(er) to decide whether to buy something when you ask yourself: is this worth moving?

I've been in this house for 21 years or so, shared with another family, and now that the kids are all moved out (two have stuff although not themselves there) I've decided to chase my own dream of an apartment closer to downtown. That gives my roommate and I two years (we'll list the house in April of 2015 if things go as planned) to downsize and make plans. He'll be moving further out, and I'm moving closer in: our current house was the comprise between how civilized his family wanted to get and how suburban I could stand. And there's upkeep and maintenance that we can't afford, like replacing window coverings, and restoring a retaining wall and putting on a new roof in another seven years or so and painting and all that stuff. We're way behind on what most people consider "normal maintenance and decorating."

So I'm going to be selling off my first editions, getting rid of books I don't expect I'll get around to reading (They keep coming out with new books, and I can't keep up as it is) and downsizing to a one bedroom apartment. I'm excited. I have a neighborhood in mind and a particular building if possible (it's co-housing and openings don't come up often, but I have my fingers crossed). It's close to a great library and restaurants I can walk to and it's easy to get to work on a single bus so I can listen to podcasts and recorded books. Things will change. It's going to be stressful, to change so much after this long, but it'll be somewhat the life I dreamed of as a teen: friends, enough income to visit restaurants and attend concerts, and a quiet life behind a door when I want to introvert. And write.

Date: 2013-06-15 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh wow. I am so proud of you. What a lovely plan!

It's the Narnia Arrangement: Farther Out and Closer In. ;>

Date: 2013-06-15 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We'll visit each other, is the plan. His place will be blessedly peaceful when I want a break, and I'll be near hospitals and labs and in the heart of civilization, about a ten minute bus ride from a new Whole Foods being built. Bliss to have both available.

And thank you.

Date: 2013-06-15 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It sounds heavenly. Good for you.

Date: 2013-06-15 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You got what you wanted, and are a shining inspiration. The chosen neighbour is easy for transit into downtown, and as I get older that matters more to me. I'm such a city person.

Date: 2013-07-11 04:37 am (UTC)


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