"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tuesday Temptations

So, I am in the process of getting ready for the next phase of my "new" life. I will soon have to decide about my living arrangements. Part of me has been seriously looking at this as an option. A starter home such as this would allow me the freedom to continue to live alone and evolve as needed. It would also afford me the chance for the first time in my life to own my my first home. Yes, I have lived in houses with both of my exes. That is not the same as owning a place solo. The best part is that I can decorate and accessorize as I see fit. Another option would be a condo. It is an excellent choice if I only want to be on my own for a year at a time.

Thinking about these options also has me dealing with a few "ghosts". There are some remaining items that I will need to retrieve from SWCNLBN's house. That is an issue unto itself and I will leave that for another day.

So what are the temptations? Well, I will need a few items for the new place that I do not currently own. I know that I will need a fridge right away. This one is practical and affordable. This one has an ice maker option and would be better. This one could also work. I would rather have the freezer on the bottom but the expense is not worth the difference this time. If money was no issue, then this is the dream fridge.

I also know that I will need a washer and dryer. A stacked unit like this would make sure that I have plenty of room in the laundry area and since it is just me, the size of the units is great. If I want stand alone units, this would be the washer I would choose. And this dryer is the match that I would get as well. Of course, if money was not an issue, this is the washer and this is the matching dryer I would have to get.

I also know that I will need some shelving units. I like this one because it combines shelves with a CD storage option. I would also consider this unit as an alternative depending on the layout of the furniture. Going hand-in-hand with the shelves would have to be storage options. I love this, this, this, this, this, this, and this. These solutions would allow me to get project organized, magazines organized, and generally make the shelves functional and attractive all at the same time.

Not really knowing what the closet might look like, I would love to be able to do something like this to the closet. Having said that, I would also add this, this and this to a regular closet should I decide that the lease for another year is the option.

I will be making a decision soon, as I will be at the end of the original lease/journey on June 6th. I am a little nervous but in an odd way, happy about taking the next steps. I have my letter typed and ready to turn in with the April rent......as always, ideas and suggestions are always welcomed!


(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

What an exciting time in your life. I'm so proud of you, I mean it.


Dharma said...

Very exciting! I can't wait to see what you do for yourself.