(Destruction’s house, as I see it.)
One of my favorite parts of The Sandman is how different each of the Endless are–from each other and my expectations. Death is charming and friendly; Destruction is jovial and caring. Dream is many things, but lighthearted is not one of them. And Delirium is too many things all at once.
Each member of the family has their own responsibilities and is in charge of their own realm. And each realm perfectly reflects its ruler. I love the unique and ever-changing landscape of Dream’s world. And Despair’s is gray and full of mirrors looking into others’ depression. It’s creepy and perfect.
I want my home to embody me, but I have to work within the rules of our physical world and think of what’s practical. I did some apartment searching last week, and this was my wish list:
- A one bedroom*
- wood floors*
- lots of natural light*
- close to the train
- a dishwasher*
- a doorman
- an open floor plan
- big closets*
- Short commute
- Outside space
- Allow cats (obvs I’m not leaving #fatcat behind)*
- A work out facility in building
- Quiet street*
- In unit laundry
- Big kitchen*
- Storage space*
- Top floor so I have no neighbors stomping around above me
- Close to a grocery store*
Ok, so maybe all these things aren’t exactly practical–there’s no way I can get all of that on my budget. But I went looking for apartments in Chicago and the one I picked has a lot of what’s on my (totally negotiable) list. Everything starred is what I did get. I’m so excited and I can’t wait to show you.
Five weeks til moving day! What do you guys have on your wish list?
During my last couple apartment searches, I highly prioritized wood floors, exposed brick, in-unit laundry and built-in shelving, but I’ve only ever gotten one or two of those things. I figure I can be more picky later when I’m looking to buy a place and settle longer-term, as opposed to now when I’m also valuing flexibility pretty highly.
Yeah! That’s how I feel, too. Better to get a few things I like most–natural light, more space–and hold out for more if I were to buy.
On Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Rae's Days wrote: