Wow - my psychic vibes must have wafted down to Florida! Minutes after my long-winded post about waiting for my apartment, Linda from the Celebration Apartments called!
She let me know that a woman just contacted her letting her know that she is getting married and will be moving out soon. It's not 100% certain (she'll know the exact date in a couple of days) but our move-in date would be about the 2nd week of April. It's the largest (and most expensive) unit with a one bedroom floorplan. It has a lot of premiums, so the rent will be $895. We were trying to keep it under $900, so we just barely squeezed it, lol. It doesn't have a balcony, but that's ok.
Now - about the apartment! It is on top of the Celebration Town Tavern (which is a cutesy Disney-esque establishment - and YES, they serve veggie burgers!). It has a LAKE VIEW and is right on Celebration Lake! It's a second story apartment and we only have ONE NEIGHBOR. It's a CORNER apartment and has lots of WINDOWS (as opposed to the ONE window we have in our current apartment). It is TWICE the size of our current apartment. I can walk to the Post Office! I can walk to the Bank! I can walk to the little grocery store. I can walk to the adorable "Celebration 2" movie theatre. I'm so excited =)
I also talked to Linda about possibly upgrading to a 2 bedroom after we are there awhile. She said that we could do that at any time, and it's only a $200 fee to do it mid-lease. But for now, I'm happy with our new place!
Matty just came home early - we're going out to celebrate our new apartment. My paintings will have to wait....
Matt & I had a lovely evening! We went to the Cheesecake Factory and to Barnes & Noble.
I have a small rant about bookstores and how they categorize books. A couple of rants.
Rant The First:
The things that many bookstores (not necessarily B&N) lump together as "New Age". It irks me to see a copy of the Bhagavad Gita and the Tao Te Ching next to Alien Abductions and Crop Circles. As if they aren't just a slightly different calibre. Why aren't they in the "Religion" section? Why would a 6 thousand year old religion be in "New Age"? What Western bias.
Rant The Second:
OK bookstores, you need to decide where your Fantasy/SciFi art goes. EXAMPLE: In the same store, I want to see what Brian Froud books are available. Art section? SciFi/Fantasy section? Both are right! Usually they put a couple of them in each. His "Faeries" book was in the "Art" section, and his other books were in the "Fantasy/SciFi" section. Boris Vallejo's books were in the fantasy section. HR Giger's Retrospective was in the Fantasy/SciFi section but his Necronomicons were in the Art section. This sort of thing happen in EVERY bookstore. They sprinkle the books throughout the store in no particular order. I wonder where my book's gonna be. Since Brian Froud's getting top-billing they'll probably stick a few copies in each section. Hopefully it will be in the "Best Sellers" section at the front of the store =)