We are now one step closer to a new home, which means leaving the apartment I’ve lived in for 4 years (1.5 of them all by myself) to an actual house.
I have been dreaming about living in my own house for so long I almost can’t believe it.
Of course the first thing I’ve done is make lots of lists. The majority are pretty boring like ‘people we need tell our new address to’ or ‘new house budget’ or ‘services we need to reconnect’.
But there’s also…
Things I won’t miss about living in an apartment.
- Hearing other people’s toilets during the night
- Hearing other people’s TVs / arguments / pigs making noise
- Being so close to other people
- Climbing over hewhofishes to get out of bed every morning
- The spare room being a combination laundry/shed/sewing room/office
- Tripping over the tools in the hall way
- People looking into our living room
- The cold, cold tiles
- Stepping over things to get in the front door
- Moving the bins when we have to answer the back door
- Every single photo having shadows in them and the terrible lighting
Things I will miss about living in an apartment.
- Being able to (accurately) throw rubbish into the bins in the kitchen from the living room
- The rail over the bath that I use as a spare laundry
- Being 400 meters away from a train station
- Being so close to MidniteMoose. We’ll have to have a MooseRoom again. Or maybe a tram service between our two places.
- My silver CD wall
- Knowing that if we lose something it has to be in one of three rooms.
- Scribbling on the walls whenever I feel like it
Things I will be able to do now that we’re buying a house.
- Have enough space to trace and cut a pattern
- Play ‘Test Match Cricket – The Board Game’
- Send hewhofishes outside to potter in the garden
- Walk to a decent local pub (not the best local pub, but still better than our current local pub which has naked ladies on the walls and its food menu is toasted sandwiches)
- Have a chaise lounge
- Have more than 3 people over at any one time.
- Sit on the balcony in a deck chair
- See the Australia day fireworks without leaving the house
- Have kitchen appliances specifically a mix master
- Take nice photos of my knitting
Things that probably won’t change
- Me being able to find scissors
- The frequency that I wash the floors
- Being sober enough to see the Australia day fireworks
- Not having enough space for all my doctor who merch
- All the clutter
There’s still plenty of time for the deal to fall apart, but a girl can dream.