Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy November

Hello, hello, and thank you Glo for nudging me!

Not only has Facebook made me lazy, but I still can't figure out how to blog with everything going on. Jeffy and I are buying a home! Closing probably at the end of this month, so we'll celebrate for Jeffy's birthday, and be in before Christmas.

It's not too far from here, and in the same "area", but it is about a block from the DC line. I'll be one stop closer to work, and a much shorter walk from home, so I estimate shaving 15-20 minutes off my commute, and saving 80 cents per day. Which means I could stay with the same morning schedule and get in earlier! Whereas he walks now and his office is right above the metro, Jeffy would have to take the metro one stop north. 'Tis only fair...

The condo we're buying is a real gem. The area is considered the Rodeo Drive of the East Coast. (Ironically I don't shop at Fendi, Tiffany, Saks 5th Avenue, Bloomingdales, or Lord & Taylor, but there they are. It lends a nice atmosphere, of course. However, my other favorite stores are also there: TJ Maxx, Filene's, Loehmann's, and all the other groceries and bookstores - a Whole Foods is under construction too!) Our building is in a "village" that encompasses only a few blocks, so, basically, a desirable neighborhood within a desirable area. The village runs a shuttle bus from the residential buildings to the main stores. There is a new village center that has a fitness center, gallery, theater, classes, library, and so on. Lots of twee green spaces, flowers, benches, sculptures, a fountain. Sort of a hidden enclave behind the shops, so I never knew about it when I lived in the area before and used to shop around there.

How do I describe it in short? It's going to be difficult because I've never lived in such a neat place. The building is high-rise and has more amenities than we can shake a stick at - valet laundry, dry cleaner, and convenience store downstairs. Gym and huge pool with lanes on the roof, as well as a roof deck. Beautiful lobby, marble floors, brushed bronze and wood paneled elevators with discreet tinted mirrors.

The 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo itself is nearly at the top and has been refurbished to the highest standard I've seen. Maple and tile floors. High end brushed steel appliances that would be so far out of my price range I'd never look at them in the store. Gorgeous light fittings. Granite counters in the kitchen and bathroom. Brushed nickel fixtures. Tons of storage.

I can't wait, and neither can Jeffy. He is excited about the kitchen.

On Halloween, we went into Georgetown dressed as a buccaneer and buccaneer babe. Pics are up on Facebook of course, clicky here.

Work has been good. I've been working hard. I had the day off today because my company gets federal holidays. However, it was cold and rainy. I bummed around all morning and then met Jeffy for a quick lunch. Then I went down to the shopping area near our new home, and did some shopping in preparation for winter, having grown out of most of my clothes from last year!

Well, it's nearly bedtime and it's back to work again for me tomorrow, so I'd better say goodnight and try to visit your blogs another day.

I hope you all are well. If anyone comes by, perchance, do leave me an update in the comment section! I'd appreciate that. Miss you all!

Till next nudge ;-)


Katja said...

Ooh, exciting news about the house! It sounds absolutely gorgeous and I'm most jealous hehehe.

I have a new blogger blog for stories of my travels - 'twould be lovely to see you there. :)

Carol said...

very exciting news! The new place, and especially the neighborhood, sound great! hooray for nesting!!

that is great you can get in before the holidays...if you are first time buyers- look into the tax credit!!

Tea N. Crumpet said...

Olivia-- I am so happy for you! This must be like a dream for you! (It would be for me!) Everything sounds perfect, and I am glad that you are having this all happen to you. I can't wait to see pictures!

Anonymous said...

I've missed your blogging, Liv -- esp the scenes around town as the seasons change. But I understand how your time has changed with all kinds of new good things in your life. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

It was rather interesting for me to read that post. Thanks for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

Anonymous said...

As Nikki says we've missed you!
Take care, Flighty xx

Guyana-Gyal said...

You really have found your place! You knew what you wanted, you knew not to 'settle'.


The Moody Minstrel said...

And thanks to my own blog negligence, I stumbled onto this post more than ten days later! That Facebook really is an evil thing!

Seriously, congrats on the new place! You almost seem to have a penchant for coming out of difficult situations only to enter into something even better than what you had before! Hopefully the move goes smoothly.

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Glo said...

Hi Liv ~ What wonderful and exciting news. It was worth waiting for :) I've been busy also and will come back here and re-read...and enjoy your post again!

Glo said...

It's the Christmas Nudge, coming around to let you know it's December :) LOL

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