Saturday, July 25, 2015

Something nice.

Now that I'm working steadily at my university jobs and my income is a bit higher than it was in past years, I've been looking at apartments and condos again.

One I saw earlier in the week was a completely remodeled condo.

A small studio but the nicest showroom-quality kitchenette I've ever seen.

 This could've been mine. 

It was just off Lake Shore Drive, a high-rise, and on the 54th floor. The view of the lake and city could not be beat!

But another person saw the unit the day before me and offered to buy it (instead of renting) and it was sold later that day.


It was a bit out of my price range anyway.

I told the agent I've been working with that I want something nice. Something beautiful to come home to.

Growing up, the family home was a dump and still is. It's almost 100 years-old and falling more and more apart each year.

It's very depressing and embarrassing still being there and I guess that's why I'm being so selective and not just picking anything.

I don't want to go living in one run-down place to another.

But it seems everything really nice is beyond what I can afford and what I can afford isn't all that nice.

*sigh again*

The search continues...


naturgesetz said...

Here's hoping you find something affordable that's nicer than where you are now.

jason said...

wow. That is one beautiful kitchen!

Michelle said...

This is just my two cents, Dean, as someone who is an oldie but a goodie (will turn 41 in August). You don't have to get a dump, but don't get something seemingly perfect that will make you struggle. I can't tell you how beautiful a place is when it's your own, even if it's not magazine-worthy. Having your own digs is transformative, and you can make anyplace beautiful with your art. Find somewhere safe, and go for it!

Unknown said...

Good luck, Dean! You'll find something perfect, I'm sure.

Dean Grey said...


Here's hoping!



Isn't it though?



You're not the first person to tell me I can make it my own even if the place I'm renting is far from stellar.

I'm taking your advice to heart! Stay tuned to see what happens next. ;)



Thank you!


Everyone's comments are greatly appreciated!


Randuwa said...

Nice. The microwave and dishwasher look like mine. Happy hunting!

Dean Grey said...


Thank you, Randy!