Monday, October 22, 2012

We're Moving!

As I've been alluding to, I have some pretty exciting news in the works. If you read my Sunday seven, you'll have already guessed it..... that's right! We're moving!

Since finding a job downtown Toronto (I start in exactly one week!), where Pat also happens to work, we decided we needed to cut down on our commuting time significantly. So we went apartment shopping last weekend and found the perfect place:
The first apartment we looked at in this trio of buildings was a one-bedroom in Serrano. I loved the location - one block from the subway station, in a quiet little neighborhood (the white building across from Serrano is an exclusive retirement home), new and well-maintained - but the place was a little too small. So we asked to see a two-bedroom the next day. There was only one available in the Sierra building:
It was love at first sight! I love the rounded walls (which are lined with floor-to-ceiling windows), the stacked front-loading washer and dryer, the dishwasher, the spare room and bathroom..... it's huge! It's perfect!

We submitted an application that day. After a week of running around (and some complications with our old place), it's official. We signed the lease yesterday. We'll get the keys November 10th and (hopefully) be completely moved in by the end of the month.

Well... moved in but not necessarily unpacked! I expect it'll take a while to organize ourselves. But I can't wait to get started! Already we've packed up some large plastic bins and filled three garbage bags of clothes to donate. This being my last week off - and seeing as we have plans for the next two weekends - we definitely want to get started on things.

Anyway, that's it for now. We only have to wait and pack, pack and wait. I'm sure I'll be flooding my blog with new apartment photos during the move-in and decorating process!  

2 comments:

Angie said...

Congrats! super exciting :) James and I just have one load left (of his furniture) into our house then just arranging things :)

Mattos said...

Congrats. New job and now new apartment. Lots of exciting things happening. Great apartment.