Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This is my temporary home...

We've been here a little over a week, so I think we can consider ourselves officially moved. There's still some things that need to be unpacked and put away, but for the most part, we're done! It's been a pretty hectic week, but Sean and I are in love with our new place (too bad we're moving again in less than 3 months). Want to see some pics?

First up, le master suite. Otherwise known as a bedroom, bathroom, and massive closet: 

(Really, it's all about the bed - Sean scored this bedframe for $200, when it's regularly $1200!! Check out the neat detailing. Love.)

 (Our bathroom, which is mostly grown up, minus the orange rugs, and our phenomenal walk-in closet)

Next up would be the kitchen:
(Thankfully all electric, there's also a pretty good sized pantry that you can't see. And no, those aren't granite counters. Just laminate that looks like granite)
The kitchen opens up to the living room, which is kind of empty and not quite unpacked:

(The old yg couch, and the new tables that Mama bought Sean for his birthday)

(the place comes with a built-in nook - it's developed into a bill paying station)
(the first is the view from our door, and the second photo is our dining area. It's big enough to have the table out, but we don't use it much so it's pushed against the wall)

And finally, our office (aka where most of the still packed things are):
(I'm actually standing in the walk-in closet for this first one!)

So there you have it! Our place! Unfortunately, it's way too far from school for Sean to realistically commute. Thankfully, we're actually subleasing, so we're only obligated to be here until September 27th. We've been apartment hunting like mad, but we think we've found a place we like (with a discount for UMKC students nonetheless!). It'll be about $300 cheaper a month, still have laundry included in the unit, and be only 10 minutes from campus, as opposed to the 35 minutes we are now. The only catch is that we'd be paying for 2 rents the month of September, because that's the longest they can hold the apartment - we're pretty sure the $300 a month savings plus gas is worth it though. It's a shame that we'll be leaving such a great place, but we really can't afford it now that Sean is in school - we were assuming he'd be working too when we accepted. Ah well. C'est la vie, right?

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