We’re moving in!

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

  1. Congrats! I can’t WAIT to see it!

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

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  2. Amaaaazing! :-) Congratulations on the new place!

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

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

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  4. Congrats, hun! So happy for you!

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

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  5. So exciting! Congrats!!

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    • Thanks!! We’re totally excited :)

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  6. Congrats!

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

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

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    • “Your Father” is funny

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      • Shhhh… you’re encouraging him….. :)

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

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

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

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

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    • Hahaha you’re silly!

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

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

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  13. 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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    • Thanks, Diane! :)

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  14. 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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    • 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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