The new place is very close to BNCC, which is really nice. The 2 minute commute will be great and being close to school allows me to ask nice people like Wise Woman or Dog Dad to look in on the kitties without also asking them drive across town to do so. Complex is really nice and has many meeting-room type things that could be used for department retreats etc... There is a larger party room that could hold a department party or family bash and a guest apartment we can get for $50.00/night.
The apartment itself is modern and laid out well. The place in our price range has everything we need, including a 1/2 bath that will serve as the cat bathroom, walk-in closets and a washer/dryer in the apartment. If we get lucky, we'll look out onto wetlands and a closed golf course.
Now I'm looking forward to moving. The process of sorting, tossing out stuff and getting organized is long overdue around here. I've been feeling kind of choked by all of our collected stuff. I suppose this is natural, since it has been almost 5 years since we last moved.
The new place is smaller than our current apartment, so we'll have to either ditch some stuff or put it in storage.... hubby and I will have to have the 'put stuff in storage vs. get rid of it fight' again. I say that we shouldn't pay for storage unless the stuff in storage has sentimental value or is really valuable. Storage units run about $600.00 for a year, so storing a bunch of IKEA bookshelves and boxes of paperbacks just doesn't make sense. If we want them again, we can buy them for a lot less than paying the storage fees. I'd be ok if he wanted to put stuff in storage for a month or two until we can get it moved to Red State and stored in th basement of the place he's housesitting... but, after that it seems like a waste of money to pay for storage.