we’ve lived there for so long (2 yrs? not long, but feels long). and it’s huge with a great yard and great neighbors and all the storage in the world and a really affordable rent.
but it’s probably ridiculous for 2 people and 2 cats to live in a 2.5 bedroom, 6 room apartment. and also, we’re afraid our kitchen ceiling might cave it at any moment due to the intermittent leaks from the 3rd floor and a negligent landlord. and while i don’t even notice the flowered wallpaper much anymore, it is visually offensive to visitors - i know it.
but now, just to test the waters i’m checking out our options on craigslist and everything is RIDICULOUS. either $800 more than we’re paying now for a tiny, updated 2 bedroom OR something at our current rent that looks to be 1/2 the size or smaller.
like, we’re interested in downsizing but NOT completely and NOT if we’re not going to save money. and also i’m so reluctant to leave somerville that i’m basically setting us up for failure. so maybe this is the end of my housing search for the year and/or until our ceiling caves in.
blah. i’m ready to move to colorado.