We did this at the beginning of the month and we’re getting settled in.
Lots of changes.
I’m now in House District 90, whereas before I was living in HD 98.
That puts me in Senate District 45 as well, a change from SD 49 that I was in.
So my new representatives are Dick Barrett in the Senate and Ellie Hill in the House.
This is certainly a different area. Before I was living in a spot of town that had more than 15,000 people aged 18 and up. There were just 3,400 over the age of 62.
Now I’m living in an area of town where there are only 7,800 people aged 18 and up, with 1,300 over the age of 62.
That’s the House District – Senate is larger and those numbers go up slightly.
Anyways, this is a more affluent area, with smaller, 3-unit apartment buildings like mine butting-up against the South Hills, fancier homes further on up the road.
We live on the top floor of this blue building.
My wife was very happy to learn in a mailer that we got “the best kindergarten teacher” as well.
So that’s why we moved.
The place is more expensive, with the rent going from $675 to $780.
There are no washer/dryer hook-ups like we’re used to, but there are paid-to-use in a small room behind the garage.
Yeah, a garage – that should be nice in the winter. Right now it’s good for storing excess stuff.
I really like the extra yard space, and the more ‘wild’ nature of it. We have plenty of deer each day, including a few fawns.
There’s a babbling brook running right behind the apartments and it’s fun throwing rocks into it over in the empty field area.
The road is noisy, with lots of people using High Park Way as one of two access points down to Higgins from the loftier heights.
I like how many birds are around, but so far only the deer have eaten the bird seed I’ve scattered about.
We have a nice back deck/terrace area where I have all my tomato plants and such, and it’s nice to sit out there and listen to the birds and the brook and read and relax.
And that’s about it.
Boy I’m glad I had the money to get moved this month, get the rent paid, get the deposit paid, and take care of all the miscellaneous expenses that go with that.
I might even get some of the deposit back on my old place, so that’s an added bonus.
Anyways, 3 years at the old place and now a new adventure begins at this new place.
Should be exciting.