THE NICHOLS FAMILY


Monday, January 18, 2010

Apartment Living

I thought I had given this up completely five years ago but here we sit. I will admit is hasn't been terrible. We are living with just the basics. We have very little furniture. Two chairs, beds, TVs, washer and dryer, kitchen essentials and our lovely card table and chairs for our dinning table pretty much sums up our whole place. Oh and toys. Can't forget the toys, they scatter just the same in the apartment as they did at home. We left the majority of our furniture in Dothan to stage our house. It works out fine because the apartment wouldn't hold everything we have and now we don't have to store it. We are living pretty cozy.

The hardest part is the kitchen. It is tiny but other than that there is plenty of living space. We all stay on top of each other anyway. It is kind of nice having less ground for little Miss crawling, trying to walk, into EVERYTHING to cover. We have a nice screened in porch that we will get to really enjoy in the spring and a valet trash service that picks up my trash at my door every night. Can't beat that right. On the negative side I don't like sharing a parking lot. I like my own driveway and not having to worry about my kids and other cars right next to us. The noise is an adjustment as well. My apartment is by no means noisy. My apartments in Nashville were much louder but when you move from your own house where you know every noise and don't have to hear when other people walk or close a door in their house, it is an adjustment.

I'm pretty sure Mary Selwyn thinks this is the best place in the world to live. It has nice sidewalks for us to walk on and two huge ponds with ducks who love to be fed. It also has a fun playground and pool for those few summer months we will be here. She is going to find her next house terribly boring without all this fun stuff. Adeline, of course is happy as long as I am no more than two feet from her, so we have two happy girls. Overall, like I said this is not terrible. I can definitely stand it for 7 months. The best thing is that we are all living in one place again. That part is absolutely wonderful. We forgot just how much we enjoy each other. We have had a good amount of lookers at our house in Dothan so hopefully it will sell soon and we can save a little money while living here and shop for our new home.

The apartment was big enough for visitors this weekend. Shay was out of town for meetings and my mom, grandmother and my brother who is home on leave from Iraq came to visit.

5 comments:

McCrory Family said...

Glad y'all are getting settled. Lets try to get together next week! I think our girls would have a blast together!

Lauren said...

I'm glad apartment living isn't so bad. I hope y'all sell your house soon!! I know you must have loved little brother coming to visit! How special!!

Jenny said...

glad it is going good and that you are all together again!

mitzi said...

It seems more like a month than a week you have been gone. Glad you are all together-when does the pool open?:)

The Dennis Family said...

So glad to hear that yall are setteling into the apartment and that it isn't too bad!
I will be praying for a quick sale of yalls house!