Goodbye to little Apartment

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Movers come tomorrow.

We've made so many good memories in this little room, our first home. You can catch yourself up on our beginnings here, if you're just now tuning in. I'm really sad (in some ways) to say goodbye to this place. We've had such gracious and helpful landlords, and we love our neighborhood. As quirky as this apartment is, we really are gonna miss it.

To taper off my sadness, I decided to make a list of the few things we won't miss about one-bedroom-apartment life.

1. It's teensy tiny. As in 440 sqft. As in I can touch all the walls in the kitchen corner. As in we don't have room for a couch. As in our bed is the main attraction of our little space. (Word to the wise: if your bed is going to serve as a place where you eat/watch TV/sleep/etc. don't pick out a white comforter. You're begging for trouble.)

2. The Double Tap. Water pressure/flushing capabilities aren't the greatest round here. If you've gotta go number two, it requires two flushes. But you've got to wait for the bowl to fill all the way up, which will take fifteen minutes. We've fondly dubbed this The Double Tap.

3. Proximity to the bathroom from the bed. Remember our bed is the center of the room, so when someone needs to go... you hear EVERYTHING. Our visitors feel real uncomfortable. Poop Music is required. I recommend songs like "Drop it Like It's Hot" or "Push It." (Grahm just called me the grossest person ever.)

4. Gas stove, gas heater. When we first moved in, I didn't know that gas stoves could still function let alone how to use it. Only two burners work, so making dinner is tricky. I've gotten accustomed to open flames in my home, and I no longer freak out by the smell of gas (unless it's Grahm). Basically, I'm excited to not have a near death experience every time I want to make cookies or warm the room up.

5. Laundromat. Never again. Hello to my own washer/dryer set where I can wash my husband's three pairs of jeans any time I want without 700 quarters jiggling in my pocket or throwing my old lady elbows around to fight for one of the good machines at Doug's Coin-Op. 

6. Spiders. I've seen/killed more daddy longlegs than one person ever should. When we first moved in, I had dreams that spiders were going through my ears and eating at my brains... then Grahm informed me they don't have teeth, which made me feel a little better. Still, they're beyond creepy and not exactly roommate material, regardless of whether or not they can kill me or not. 

7. No closets. I think this is the one that I'm excited about the most. Currently, our clothes are hung on a rack we bought from Wal-Mart hitched to the wall via bungee cord. We bought a plastic bin for Grahm to cram (hey that rhymes) his wardrobe in, cause let's face it... that's about 1/236th of mine. I'm the one who needs to see my stuff hanging up. Gotta see all the options. I have a feeling I'm going to rediscover all my clothes when we move, because only 1/3 of them are able to hang on the rack. Most are in boxes. Same goes for the kitchen. It'll be like we're having another wedding shower with the rediscovery of all the appliances we haven't gotten to use yet.






We've enjoyed our cozy home. We'll always cherish the memories we made here. 
But we're excited about the new adventures that await us in San Antonio.
Texas here we come!

26 comments:

Basil. said...

awww, how bittersweet! Adorable apartment, excited to see your new place!

Nagehan said...

Change is so exciting :) We're waiting for J to hear from his Ph.D programs to see where we're headed next.

Lisa Mae said...

2 and 3 had me laughing so hard! I'm sure the new place will work out much better for ya ;) I am moving into my very first apartment this semester and I'm super stoked! Can't wait to find out what all the little quirks are :P

Melissa Knott said...

I love San Antonio and think you will love it too. Moving is hard but it will be nice to have some space. Good luck and I hope everything goes smoothly!!

By the way, I laughed SO hard at number three in reference to number two. You are fricken' hysterical!!

Karla said...

hahah " Drop it like its hot- dorp it like its hot"! Too funny!Aww change is always hard, but congrats to your new adventures!!

Sar said...

Bwaaaahahaha this is by far my favorite Jena post of all time. I literally laughed out loud so often that my mom insisted I read it aloud.

Happy moving day tomorrow!

Chelsea L said...

Hehe our first apartment was a 500 sq ft. studio. I feel ya :) Happy Moving!!

Emma said...

Bahaha, you crack me up! Cheers to new beginnings! :)

Bea Beautiful said...

Glad for you to be getting a new place. Hope all goes well :)

Melissa said...

Good luck with the move! I also linked your blog on my blog under "The Liebster Blog Award" go to my page to check it out :)!

Aissa said...

I'm slightly bit jealous that you can go to Austin and Fredericksburg just about every weekend from your new home. Good luck with the move! What a great way to start the new year!

Steph said...

So glad you found my blog, which led me to yours. So excited for your new adventure, but I always get a bit sad when change comes. Luckily you have your blog to document all your memories! My fiance and I are currently in a one-bedroom apartment as well, and definitely looking forward to buying a home!

Alma said...

Congrats on moving! San Antonio is awesome :)

Alma said...

and oh my gosh, i would be so scared of the spiders!

Breanna said...

Best wishes to you and your hubby in your new home in San Antonio! I am just 3 hours from San Antonio, and I must admit I might just like it better than Corpus!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Haha! Love this post! Good luck with your move and I hope your new place is awesome! Keep us updated!

Jamie Leigh said...

You totally had me laughing with this post! I am excited for you and your hubby to take on a new adventure! Good luck, and can't wait for updates!

Ashley said...

You crack me up! Good luck with the move can't wait to see the new place!

Carlie said...

We lived in a studio apartment in San Diego so I know exactly what you are saying about being able to touch both walls! That is exciting to be moving to San Antonio. I just visited that city and loved it!

A party and A HALF said...

Hope your new place is bigger!
We live in the city so I feel your pain. A little better though because we are at 600 square feet and have closets. I can't imagine!

Sarah said...

I just came across your blog through the bling linkup and this post had me cracking up! Although my last apartment was much bigger, we had a lot of the same issues. I drew the line when I could kill a spider without taking my hands off of the hair straightener and when I pulled someone else's bathmat out of the dryer (after it had been sitting all day) just to be covered in peculiar little hairs. Gross!

Gig-ee said...

These will be some of your favorite memories in later years. Our first place was tiny and had thin walls. The really old landlady lived in the bigger half of the duplex. We could hear every word of every phone call she made/received. So we knew she could hear us. To this day, when we get a little "rowdy" one of us will say,"Shhh! .....Mrs Wilson!" Honestly, I hope her hearing was hardened and she never heard us. I'm sure she's long gone by now, but never forgotten! She even cried when we graduated and moved away.

Gig-ee said...

Just in case you don't know, I am Beth, one of your MiL's Aggie roommates who introduced her to Brad.

samnhal said...

Holy cow! 440 sq feet? That's SO small. Our first place was 600 sq feet, and we had no storage. I love it though, I love this post. I love the small little quirks and memories that come with especially first apartments. This post was hilarious. My favorite part? Poop music. So true.

lilmoomoo said...

bahahahaha.
this post made me laugh out loud.
I've totally lived in a place where we had to employ the double tap. hahaha
And some "poop music" too.
Also- the bungee cord closet/clothes rack.
hilarious.

lovelovelove,
moo.

Elle said...

HAHAHAAHAHAaaaaa So our place is a teensy bit bigger but for reals I could have written this list. I have started to employ toilet paper before and after the event to 'cushion' the drop (wow I am pretty gross too... sorry) We also have a white blanket... but that is mainly due to me being totally weird and only being able to sleep in white bedding... but ya, it is a mistake. Also, with my other half being a chef, he is sometimes up in the mornings, cooking, there is something about waking up to the smell of French Onion Soup that really nauseates a girl in the mornings! I can't wait for the day when we move out... but don't tell him that... he LOVES this place #boysareweird

Love Elle xo