I’ve been thinking, since we moved, how much better this place seems to be and I am very grateful for the upgrade. Is it perfect? No. We still have to take our laundry to the laundromat (no hookups for washer/dryer in the apt. and no working facilities on site. But really, that’s a pretty minor thing in the grand scheme of life.
It’s nice to be able to take a shower that stays a consistent, pleasant temperature. At our old place, there were two temperatures in the shower. Ice Cold or Scalding Hot. You MIGHT get a few seconds of really pleasant temperature water as you frantically tried to adjust temperature, but overall it was a crap shoot and made taking a shower an unpleasant proposition (which was one of the reasons I stuck to taking baths in the tub rather than risking the shower).
I am also grateful that we’re in a better location. I hadn’t realized just how far away everything was at our old place. I once had a friend ask me, shocked, “You have to drive over 5 miles to get to a STARBUCKS?” which is, if you think about how they are on practically every corner, an honestly surprising thing. But yes, the nearest grocery store was almost 2 miles away (not huge, but certainly not like where we are now where we have a grocery store within a few blocks). Yes, there was a bus stop nearby but the bus didn’t run that frequently and it meant you were about 2 hours from anywhere if you needed to take the bus.
G is also for “grinning”, which I am doing a lot of (when not stubbing my toes on moving boxes).