Monday, July 03, 2006

. . . In with the new

I love my new apartment--so big, so bright, so airy. I've also met my next-door neighbor, an awesome 60-something (and his handsome, dramatically younger "friend").

My neighborhood smells beautiful. I don't know what's in bloom, but it's heady, heavenly, and intoxicating.

I really need a car. Walking half an hour to the supermarket (which I'd misremembered as being much closer), and then back, with groceries, in the heat, was not a good idea. On the other hand, my neighborhood IS generally quite walkable for one's daily errands and activities, so I won't have to drive most places. This is a relief, as a) I don't particularly like driving or being dependent on a car, and b) I really DO like walking. . . and I'd also prefer not to suddenly gain 10 pounds because I no longer do it!

I think I'm going to like it here.


[Regular, academic-style blogging to resume soon. Soon, I tell you!]

8 comments:

Hilaire said...

Hooray! I hope the next few days feel just as good. Have fun.

Tiruncula said...

Sounds excellent. It would be lovely to be able to keep walking, but you'll know how feasible that is come winter. I've often wished I could have one of those little-old-lady dunebuggies with a big cart attached just for grocery shopping. I wonder whether your new city has a flex car service.

phd me said...

Welcome to your new home!

RageyOne said...

Glad you are liking it there!

What Now? said...

I'm glad things are off to a good start in your new place! And you could always get a car and then not drive it very much.

Flavia said...

I do plan to get a car--within the next week or two, in fact--but damn. If I had any doubt that I'd need one, it's now been dispelled!

Tiruncula said...

Will you post pictures of your new place at some point? It sounds so fabulous!

Flavia said...

T: Yes, absolutely! I'm going to wait, though, until I paint--a friend is coming out from the city to help me do so in a couple of weeks.