This is where I used to live
from mid December 2005 - end of year 2006.
It was right on the water.
On the Puget Sound.
It was a rental.
(I think it was $650 including all utilities)
I didn't have internet or a landline phone
I had awesome landlords.
Days of light
Cooking fried chicken was not an option.
Thank goodness I'm the one sister on this planet
that doesn't like fried chicken.
However, I do like garlic.
And without a vent hood,
that made for interesting dinner parties.
That was the first orchid I owned.
The glass Mexican Water Jug
was one of my first ever thrift store buys
That pillow cover was the start of my love affair
with ethnic home decor
I bought it at a Pow Wow
at The Evergreen State College
in Olympia, WA
was found on the roadside for free.
At the old apartment.
The one where the toilet wouldn't flush.
The white with blue stripes curtains to the left of the chair
were the start of my love affair with making my own curtains.
The burgundy curtains with the brown suede trim and hand stamping
was my first attempt at actually making curtains
as opposed to just slapping some fabric up on the wall.
The dining room set
with the purposefully mixmatched chairs
was my first furniture purchase.
The orange area rug was my most expensive thrift store purchase up to that time
it cost me $7.
That bed cost way too much ($700 from a rent to own place - no head/footboard)
I still have that wood fretwork panel.
And that silver framed mirror.
I used to have my Native Americana postcard collection
in those collage frames.
Now that collection is individually framed
in my downstairs powder room.
When I moved in with Mr. Awesome
I gave the roommate that he had to kick out
I still have that low slung coffee table.
I miss this place.
I miss the view.
I miss the summers.
I miss the walks on the beach.
I miss the smell of the water.
I miss the sound of the tide waking me up in the morning.
Don't regret leaving to move into the Townhouse.
On the Waterfront.