After picking up some folding chairs for a friend who's having a party tonight, we made our way down to the local farmer's market as I wanted to pick up a bottle of wine for the party. After getting my requisite iced non-fat cafe-au-lait and the bottle of wine, I went to a booth called Posies where they piece together a large bouquet of fresh flowers for the amazing price of ten bucks! I kid you not this bouquet would easily cost $60 from a florist. There are lilies, echinacea, zinnia, liatris, stock, daisies and a bunch of other flowers I don't know the names of; truly amazing!! Then, we got lunch at a booth that serves fresh, gourmet, vegetarian food. I chose the small variety platter which had a southwest corn salad, a chickpea salad, fresh green beans, a salad of mixed greens with fresh, edible flowers and other things I don't remember! Yummie!
Soon after returning home we left again to see two apartments. I can't tell you how many apartments we've seen over the past two weeks, but I can say none of them were what we're looking for ourselves. Have I mentioned that our lease is up on August 17th and we haven't found a new place yet? It's been really stressing me out. After today's visits, though, we have two that we like! Yeah!! Now, we just have to decide which one. Neither are in my preferred location, downtown, but they each have their benefits. Here's a quick summary:
Wildflower Dr. - $950 + all utilities
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
On bus route
Dark kitchen w/ no windows
Bus only every hour
About 1 mile to downtown
Old kitchen appliances
Lake St. - $1100 + elect (includes heat)
Completely renovated last year
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
Beautiful carpet and hardwood floors
Brand new appliances
Completely furnished w/ nice furniture
On bus route w/ buses every 10 minutes
Large kitchen island
Blocks to downtown and work
Shared coin-op W/D in basement
Elliptical may not work (ceiling height)
Will have to keep a storage unit
Possible noise from neighbors
On 3rd floor (carrying in groceries/moving in)
So, what do you all think? I'm leaning toward the place on Lake St. as long as the elliptical will work there. We'll have to measure.
We then got changed into our bathing suits and went to one of the gorges. We had some pretty big rain storms yesterday, so there was quite a lot of water running through the gorge. It's in the 90s here today, so it was a really nice reprieve. We walked around in the water for a while then found a nice spot in the sun at a spot just perfect for lounging in the water. I enjoyed it so thoroughly and know I'd never even have considered doing it last year. It was so awesome!
And, tonight's my friend's party! I'm going to need tomorrow to recover, but I need to get packing!