Sunday, April 05, 2009

Places I've Lived: The Present

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Here's where we reside now. We are in the second floor corner apartment. That's our red jeep parked on the side. Sarah rented a one bedroom apartment here when she first moved to Seatle. After we got married we moved across the hall into a 2 bedroom. We are right across the street from Greenwood Elementary School, 2 blocks from a library, 3 blocks from our vet, 5 blocks from a grocery and department store, and 7 blocks from work. We love being able to walk to alot of places. Our neighborhood (Greenwood/Phinney) has quite a diverse range of restaurants and shops. When we were snowed/iced in on Christmas Eve we just walked the neighborhood, shopped and got some fabulous hot chocolate at Chocolati. It was fun.
We like it here. We have a decent sized apartment at a reasonable (for Seattle) price. We can't afford a house in Seattle. We're not sure who can. Foreclosures are rampant and yet condos are being built by the dozens and then sitting empty. Seattle has its positive and negative points but we feel like it's where we need to be right now. We miss southern food, friends and hospitality but this has been a great place for me to begin my art career anew. It's a given that there aren't too many places Sarah can get a full-time job as a costume designer. And the weather in the spring, summer and fall...fantastic! Winter sucks but the rest of the year makes up for it.
So, Seattle is home for now. Who knows what the future holds. If we up and move...well...that just means I can do another "Places I've Lived" entry.

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