We’re moving in!

It’s a serendipitous story, really.

The boyfriend and I have decided to move in together. You see, the whole conversation wasn’t really a conversation. It was a “I really need more space, you’re taking up my space, let’s find a bigger space” chat. And then the Craigslist quandary ensued. We bookmarked apartment after apartment. All over the city. Most of which were way out of our budget, but we wanted to see if we could make it work.

We went and visited a few — and let me tell you, the rental market in San Francisco right now is insane. Even if we were the first people in line at a showing, with all our paperwork ready to go and our checkbooks out, we still wouldn’t get a call back. There was an open house that literally had 30 people waiting outside to see the apartment.

It was nasty. And I was over it.

Over lunch at the Bistro in Nordstrom, my good friend Julie announced she and her boyfriend were moving to London. I couldn’t have been more excited for her — and we all know how much I love London. I told her I would definitely be out to visit.

Several days later, it dawned on me. I sent her a gchat asking what she was planning on doing with her apartment. I had never been to Julie’s apartment, but knew she had a big one bedroom just a few blocks away from my current apartment. She invited the boyfriend and me over to check out their place and see if we were interested in moving in after they moved out.

So we did. And while we were there, we learned (and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t put two and two together), Julie’s boyfriend’s family owned the building. Her boyfriend showed us several apartments in the building, but we fell in love with Julie’s apartment. It was within budget. It was so.much.bigger. than my current apartment. It was perfect and it felt like home.

After a year and nine months with my boyfriend, we signed a lease. One year. In a beautiful one bedroom apartment, that fell into our laps in the most unexpected of ways.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Cameron September 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

Congrats! I can’t WAIT to see it!

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 10:42 am

It’s adorable and you’re going to love it!!!

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suki September 10, 2012 at 10:43 am

Amaaaazing! :-) Congratulations on the new place!

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 11:37 am

YAY! Can’t wait to have our housewarming so you can see it! :)

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Bri September 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

I jokingly want to say something about living in sin… but I was pregnant and unmarried when Mike and I moved in together. :) Yay!

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Haha, yeah… Can’t wait to have you guys over!!

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Caryn September 10, 2012 at 10:54 am

Congrats, hun! So happy for you!

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

Woohoo! Now, you just have to come visit!! ;)

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Sam September 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

So exciting! Congrats!!

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thanks!! We’re totally excited :)

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Sarah September 10, 2012 at 11:07 am

Congrats!

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

Thank you! We’re really excited :) Can’t wait to have you over!

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Your Father September 10, 2012 at 11:44 am

Wow! That’s really big news! You and “the boyfriend” must be getting serious! I can’t wait to see the new place. Oh, and “the boyfirend” too :)

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Haha. Can’t wait for you to see the new place!

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Casi September 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

“Your Father” is funny

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Lauren September 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Shhhh… you’re encouraging him….. :)

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Favorite cousin September 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm

How was your trip? Congrats on your new place! When can I putty stamp of approval on it? The new place too!

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Lauren September 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

Trip was AMAZING! Will tell you about it this weekend! :) Come out to SF and visit so you can approve!

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Gayle September 10, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Very happy for you guys and the brave move!
love,
“the Boyfriend’s Mom”

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Lauren September 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

Thank you! We’re really excited ;) Can’t wait to have you guys over!

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Adam Jackson September 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Whoa. You have a BF? that’s pretty sweet.

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Lauren September 11, 2012 at 9:35 am

Hahaha you’re silly!

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Joe Wadlington September 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

This is how it always happens, I feel. Extreme apartment dispair, then “well, that was easy.” Congratulations! And I’m loving all the family commenting support.

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Lauren September 11, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Crazy, huh? And yes, we’re both very lucky to have such supportive families :)

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terra September 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

YAY! Congratulations! Sounds like the place sort of found you!

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Diane October 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

You go girl! I love when that sort of things happens. When things sort of fall into your lap, so to speak.

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Lauren October 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Thanks, Diane! :)

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Suzanna Stinnett October 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

Damn, I love a story with a happy ending. It reminds me of a Seinfeld episode with them all vying for the next apartment. So. San Francisco bumps shoulders with NYC. Again. Congratulations!

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Lauren October 25, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thanks for reading, Suzanna! It is a happy ending (and I have to get back on the blog and actually write about it!). :)

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