I hope you've had an awesome Saturday. Today was both productive and fun!
Ryan and I hopped out of bed this morning and hit the gym. Afterwards, I made a fantastic breakfast sammy.
After breakfast, we lazed around. I ate lunch, but it was nothing special. I ate the leftover green beans from last night and a banana. Not much, but no worries... I got starbucks later, so that more than made up for that calorie deficit. :)
This afternoon, we had two appointments to look at apartments. Back when we first started living with our roommate, we looked at this great apartment complex. It didn't work out for the three of us, but we decided to go check it out again. Their prices were still as reasonable as they were back then, so Ryan and I were really excited to see them again.
The unit we saw isn't the one we'll get, but it gives you an idea. I'm so excited to have a place to ourselves! By the way, it was really dreary/rainy today, so that's why the pics look a bit dark.
These apartments are a great price (for California). The buildings surround this really pretty courtyard with a pool and real trees!!! (Not palm trees! Love it!)
This is the lady that showed us the place.
The pool has a cute little pool house that includes a fitness center.
I will definitely be putting that to good use.
The front of the actual unit we would be getting. I was really hoping for an upstairs unit, so we could enjoy the mountain view. They won't have one at the time we need it. Oh well. I guess I could just walk outside, right? :)
Living Room. This unit is an upstairs one, so the front door of ours
will actually be where the balcony is there.
Hallway toward kitchen/dining/master bedroom.
Okay, work with me here. A two bedroom in Cali probably costs more than your mortgage, so you have to sacrifice somewhere. Where we live now has an AMAZING kitchen, but we have someone helping us pay half the rent. On our own, we have to sacrifice new appliances, cabinetry and counters. Still, I think this is a very workable kitchen. I like the flow and the size. I actually love it. :)
Master. Very good size with wall-to-wall closets (Yes!).
Master Bath includes a shower only - this will be "Ryan's Bathroom."
Guest Bedroom - This will be my office and eventually a baby's room.
Guest Bath - Mine! :) See the tub?!? I'm so excited to have a tub.
So, that's the tour. We'll know on Tuesday if we get the place or not. Cross your fingers!
After we got back from the apartment shopping, I met up with a friend at the Living Room Cafe. I had their Eggs Plate, which is super duper cheap. It usually includes eggs, fried potatoes, fruit and wheat bread. I substituted salad for potatoes. The pic is on my blackberry, and I can't figure out how to get it off!!!
Do you like apartment shopping, or do you think it's a hassle?