Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Sunday Downtown

the i5nomads were in downtown LA Sunday checking out the progress of the new abode. We were there putting in the color request for the accent wall. How odd to be choosing an accent wall for what is essentially an apartment?? It's a loft but it's a rental... and it's very dark despite the new lights that were put in and the huge windows and patio doors (that seem to rise to the ceiling almost!)

SeanYoda took measurements while I pestered the leasing guy about stuff like I dunno the granite counter that seems to be a thorn in my side regardless of liking it.. and not really caring that they (whoever they are) put the counter in over the biggest drawer (perfect for silverware & gadgets) and cabinet in the entire kitchen. The thing that I guess is really getting to me is the granite counters themselves.. who knew they would be so hard to keep clean and that we'd have to keep them covered from heat and cold.. (well heat at least). I'm not a trivet person. I guess I'll have to be.

What we want to do is get one of those IKEA freestanding units to compensate for the lack of cabinetry.. (Sean wants to earthquake proof our dishes) and since there's no pantry, we might need one of those. so either way.. we can put the cans in the cuboard instead of the dishes, or the food in a freestanding (but matching) pantry of some kind.

I feel very spoiled knowing we have these sorts of decisions to make. =) Going from having really junky cabinets and carpet to having little cabinets & no carpet is somewhat frustrating and liberating at the same time. I really will miss the fridge though. I realize we don't need to bring it but it's only 2years old. At least the fridge they put in there is something of an upgrade.. but we didn't need an upgrade really. I guess I'd really be upset though if we had moved somewhere that had the EXACT same fridge (only in black) as we have now. I love the fridge we have here. Too bad I hate the rest of the kitchen. =P 3weeks.. til we move and I'll have to say good bye officially to current kitchen & the wonderful fridge. (secretly I am so excited!!!) New ADVENTURES!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

raccoon in the city for REAL!

This morning we got some good news. We were approved. =) i5nomads in the city.. soon very soon. more places to walk and find coffee. More Starbucks per square foot.. more privacy and space (well same space but no walls).

Today is a good day to be a "i5nomad".. (or a napping Alexander kitty) and it makes me not so upset that I burned out the blender motor trying to make smoothies this afternoon. Still annoyed, but it's only a blender. One more busted thing I won't be bringing to the new place if I can't get it to work. ;P

Only thing I still have the munchies!! (today was supposed to be my liquid day) so maybe yogurt without the frozen fruit. sigh.

Friday, September 15, 2006

raccoon in the city for real??

Saturday last weekend SeanYoda & I spent the day in the city and where did we end up? Taking the Downtown Housing Tour with the downtownla.com folks. They sure are an enthusiastic bunch!

While we can't say we remember anything we saw in the various lofts & high rises (5 places and a bus ride around the city in circles) and the fact that this raccoon doesn't seem to know how to make shorthand of the the info they do give lends ourselves to being memory impaired. Husband likes to take pix. I must say he was very good about putting up the LOFT TOUR and here it is.. located on Meeko's live journal gallery.


How wonderful is that?

Oh and we have an appointment set up to go take a look at one of his favorites. I might have to change the name of my blogger thingy.. *grin* Would you like to see those galleries?? or maybe I ought to put them in the other place??

BIG THANKS TO Bruddah Mike & the downtown blog-LA-sphere in helping us find out more about the FREE tour that downtown gives on saturdays.. FREE is good. =)

What is better is finding a cat-friendly & affordable place that has mass transit and easy commute for both raccoon & tired husband. Wherever we end up, I hope I won't have to leave bread crumbs.. Best is not having to wait 4hrs for my SeanYoda while he commutes from Culver City to Anaheim. That one is priceless.. =)