Apartment life has actually been pretty good, especially when the icemaker went out on Christmas and we just had to file a service request online to get it fixed. For the first time in almost 13 years we didn't have to fix it on our own or pay someone to do it. Sometimes being a homeowner can be really stressful. Now having your neighbor's patio furniture blow around all night right above your head while you're trying to sleep on Christmas Eve - not so good. They must be out of town for the holidays 'cause I doubt they would have been able to sleep either. But overall, we can't complain. Here's some pics of apt...
We are on the second floor...the balcony with the wreaths is ours
The wreaths and a string of lights around the balcony railing are about the extent of our Christmas decor this year :D I've been packing & unpacking so much the last couple months I didn't feel like unpacking all my decor.
The main reason we chose this particular apartment complex is that it backs up to a big neighborhood where we can walk Picabo. What we didn't know when we picked it is that it had a gated dog park right behind it. Sa-weet! Of course Picabo thinks this is HER park. There are a few benches to sit on while she runs around sniffing every blade of grass, trying to determine who has invaded her park and when.
Tim has LOVED being able to ride his bike outside again (not so easy in Houston - too much traffic).