Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Moving, Moving, Moving

In a scenario eerily reminiscent of last August, we interrupt your regularly scheduled vacation recap & present . . . "Stacey is moving again!" That's right, kids, I'm about to embark on my thirteenth move in seven years. Admittedly, many of my moves between 2000 and '04 were into & out of dorm rooms and therefore did not necessitate address changes, extensive cleaning, or excessive furniture moving.

However, as I start to move into my fourth apartment since college, I'm hoping this one will stick a little longer. Assuming all goes well, I'll be in this place for both years of my graduate program. I haven't lived in one place for two straight years since I grew up in my parents' home!

Anyway, the new place is awfully cute & today was my first day of residency. Sort of. I'm doing what I did last year & overlapping two weeks between the new & old apartments. And because I'm still working full-time in the Boston area, I'm making my move to Portsmouth gradually over the next few weekends. I bring the first load up this Friday after work & will be completely in by the 31st.

In the meantime, want to see pictures? I know you do! ;)

Stairs to my room & office (you can imagine how much
I'm looking forward to getting furniture up those stairs!)

My room (all furniture has been removed by
my housemate in preparation for my arrival)

Two-windowed wall

My favorite part! See the fireplace? :) It's not currently working, as the chimney is being repaired. However, I've got my fingers crossed & it's a lovely detail in the meantime. The bed shown is no longer there & I'm contemplating putting my Adirondack chair & an occasional table there instead.

Not shown is my office/study, which is one room away, through the laundry room. You guys - I have a study/office! I've always wanted one. Now, I just have to decide which to call it. ;)

So that's my new place! It was built in 1736 for a Portsmouth sea captain on one of the Isles of Shoals & moved to its present site in the 1770's. It's about a five minute walk from the house to downtown Portsmouth (including my part-time job) & there's a shuttle bus to campus one street over. Plus, I'm paying $300 less than I pay in Boston - for the same amount of room & the same amenities. :)


Anonymous said...

I wish you much happiness in your new home!


Sarah said...

congratulations on the new home! Maybe one day we'll get to visit it:-)

Anonymous said...

I love the new place! Those stairs will be a blast in more ways than one!! Moving furniture is the first and late night partying is the other! YIKES!
See you on move day!

eileen said...

The house looks awesome! I hope you enjoy your new locale.

londongirl said...

Ooooooh nice. Really really sweet. Good luck with the fireplace too.