Yesterday the manager at the apartment complex I’m moving to called me and asked if I’d like good news about the new place.
She said that the man who was vacating the apartment unit I was to move into has, for various reasons, backed out of moving. He said he has too much going on to be out at the end of this month.
SO. I get the unit he wanted. And she caught them right before they were going to bring carpet out to put in. Because I want laminate floors.
I can’t go into this unit and look around because management has a rule that while a unit is being remodeled, no one can go in there.
Positive Things About This Apartment:
- It’s all the way at the end, and very close to the fence that runs around the perimeter of the complex property. Which means it’s more isolated and therefore likely more quiet.
- I will have a parking space in front of my apartment. Only four residents out of probably 100 units have this advantage.
- The fence yard is supposed to be twice as big. I’m most excited about this in terms of the dogs and my container gardening.
I met my next door neighbor out walking his poodle. He and his wife live in that apartment, then two older women in the remaining two apartments.
New Things I’m Buying For My Apartment:
I’m buying some new things for the unit. Due to my ankle problem, I’m purchasing a taller toilet. Folks, if you’re over 50, look into getting a taller toilet.
I’m buying a storm door. Many of the residents have storm doors.
And I’m having a handheld shower head put in, which proved to be invaluable when I first had ankle surgery in 2012.
I am determined to get outside the week of the move and dig up some of the plants you all sent me to make sure I had a garden when I moved from Texas.
I’d love suggestions on moving plants. I can’t possibly move big containers of dirt. After the last move, I swore I wouldn’t let movers anywhere near my pots. Many of them got broken when they moved them.
I get excited every time I go out and find something new pushing its way up through the soil in my yard. Spring is moving slow this year, but I can’t wait to design a new garden from containers.
I’m planning to show you how pretty a container garden can be with different types of container, staggered at varied heights.
I will take my four metal trellises to grow vines on and to add visual interest vertically. Vertical gardening leads the eye around and up and down.
I promise you there will be a lot of visual interest on the patio. I can’t wait to get my hands in the dirt!