…in the past 15 months.
Since September 2009, Mal and I have lived in four (soon-to-be five) different places. Needless to say, it’s been a crazy, stressful, and exciting 15 months, but I am SO DONE with moving. Thank goodness this is our last move for a long time!
With all of these different moves under our belts, I thought it’d be fun to reminisce about the moving madness, so here’s a little trip down memory lane.
West Squantum Street
July 2007 – August 2009
Mal and I both loved this apartment, which was a one-bedroom with a sweet balcony (video tour here). The apartment building had a gym, cafe, laundry, parking, and it was just a short walk to the T station. We were very happy living there.
But, the building did not allow pugs.
So, when Murphy came into our lives, we needed to move to a pet-friendly place.
For about a week, we lived “illegally” with Murphy in our apartment.
We couldn’t sneak around with a tiny puppy forever, so we packed up our stuff and found a new apartment.
Unfortunately, there was a gap between our old and new leases, so Mal and I moved in with Dave and Marie for about a month at the end of the summer.
August 2009 – September 2009
Dave and Marie had an extra bedroom in their apartment, so Mal, Murphy, and I lived there until it was time to move into our new apartment. Our lives felt really unsettled during this time, but living with our friends felt like a vacation at times!
September 2009 – February 2010
After a few weeks of living at Casa de Dave & Marie, we moved to South Boston, where we lived for six months. Mal and I affectionally refer to this time in our lives as the “Southie Experiment.”
We lived in a funky loft-style apartment in the heart of South Boston, but, after just a few months of living there, we knew it wasn’t for us.
So, once again, we packed up our stuff and moved.
February 2010 – November 2010
I really loved our Pine Street apartment. It was bigger, cheaper, and included all of the “amenities” that our previous apartment in South Boston was lacking (i.e. parking, green space, poop-free streets).
Plus, it had a great shabby-chic feel to it!
The three of us were much happier here.
Our plan was to live at Pine Street for a few years, but things just happened and we bought a house! Moving day is tomorrow!
My body was just starting to get used to West coast time, so waking up this morning was a little rough. But, the thought of oatmeal, iced coffee, and hanging out with my guys got me out of bed.
I made Mal and me a big pot of apple-cinnamon oatmeal. In the mix: oats, soy milk, apple chunks, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground flaxseed meal, and a scoop of peanut butter.
Question of the Day
How many different places have you lived over the course of your life?
P.S. I’m hosting a giveaway over on Trading Up Downtown today! Check it out!