Wednesday, May 30, 2012
This photo is in my new bedroom. For several months I had been investigating the possibility of being accepted to live in an apartment in town. There are sixteen units, all one level, eight units in each building. The apartments are HUD subsidized and there is one utility bill: Electricity.
It was a given that some day I would want to move to these apartments when taking care of the house became too much for me, so when there was an opening I didn't hesitate, I rented the apartment. My apartment in an end unit. I walk out my door, then out the building door, then one block to the senior center.
It has been a month since I moved in. My rent is half what I paid at the house and since I don't pay all the utilities I did there, I am saving money.
Friends moved me. They stepped in and said they had a trailer and when would I want them there.
Each resident can garden the area in front of the windows, some grow veggies, some grow flowers, some use plastic flowers. I planted a yellow tea rose and a couple other plants. The geranium I had last year and took inside through winter has been planted for the summer and will come inside again when it gets too cold. So I have a flower bed without the maintenance of the yard. And NO snow shoveling.
The mailboxes are inside each building so I won't have to slip and slide down the street to the mail box in winter.
Small apartment for one person, small price for rent, small responsibility. Big JOY for Lola and me.