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    new digs!

    finally got un-boxed enough to share some photos!

    First, THE MOVE.
    The previous tenant was a filty pig- they did a great job re-painting and cleaning the the carpets and such. HOWEVER, there had been a spill of some sort under the sink which sunk into the wood, and after being closed up for nearly a month began to mold... the bathroom also had a distinct smell (pretty sure he could not "hit the target" if you know what I mean). My wonderful sister bleached, ammoniaed and otherwise disinfected everything for me!!! (Being that it was friday and there were several move-ins, I knew the office wouldn't have time to deal with it, I'll whine at them later).

    So, after I moved in I was literally at the point of exhaustion- had about one decent night sleep in almost a week. Didn't help the frustrations with my place, so after my dad & sis left, I was almost at the point of tears thinking I'd made a HUGE mistake, freaking out I wouldn't like city life, was paying rent equal to a mortgage, and I couldn't even take a nap because all I kept hearing were buses and sirens (I'm near a fire station).

    After settling down a few days and catching up on some zz's, I'm loving it!

    PICS OF MY BACHELORETTE PAD.
    mission control center.


    a decent entertainment center is on my to buy list, and some sheers for these windows.


    woot. finally getting some sleep here.


    love the kitchen! (I realized when I was moving about 1/2 of all my stuff is kitchen stuff. MM i do love to eat)


    i know you're really excited to see the laundry room.


    i call this 'the garage'. a few of those boxes need unpacked, others are xmas decor for storage- its deep enough my bike will eventually go back in there.


    comes with a bathroom. handy.


    mondo closet walks thru from broom to bathroom


    a view!
    i'll have to snap some from the rooftop sundeck one of these days- its pretty amazing.
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    Nice looking place!
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    Gees, does Head still make ski equipment?

    Nice place, I like how you can see right into the building next door...and they can see right into your place :O
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    It's actually pretty hard for me to see into her place from the next door building


    Cool place arti! If I can make a suggestion, though. Don't hide the bike in the "garage." It's a hot bike and needs to be hanging on a wall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jschen View Post
    Nice looking place!
    thanks jschen!

    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    Gees, does Head still make ski equipment?

    Nice place, I like how you can see right into the building next door...and they can see right into your place :O
    lol yeah those boots have been around the block, though.
    the floor even with mine is professional offices, im sre the people upstairs can see in a bit, which is why I need to find some sheers for the LR- so I can see out but they cant see in (unless its dark out and lights are on inside, of course). Otherwise, I've got blinds

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    It's actually pretty hard for me to see into her place from the next door building


    Cool place arti! If I can make a suggestion, though. Don't hide the bike in the "garage." It's a hot bike and needs to be hanging on a wall...
    yeah... didn't really have $100 bucks to spend on a sweet bike rack right now, though... I have plenty of walls to put it on, though!

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    http://www.orsracksdirect.com/delta-...rage-rack.html

    I just picked this up... Pretty sweet set-up, and waaaaaaay less than 100 bucks.

    I'll probably get this for my MTB

    http://aebike.com/page.cfm?action=de...=30&SKU=DS3320

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    oh.. yeah i need to look into one that tensions btw the ceiling and floor though- I can't go making anchor sized holes in the walls here w/o penalty

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    oh yeah, that sucks...

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    how's the lighting in there? looks like there's only 3 bulbs for the entire room.

    it's hard to hit the target under certain circumstances
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    looks like a nice place. i like the table/footrest. your place looks more "settled in" than mine and i've been here a year You'll probably get used to the sounds after a week or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post

    i call this 'the garage'. a few of those boxes need unpacked, others are xmas decor for storage- its deep enough my bike will eventually go back in there.

    Damn.. That is mucho spaco.. Looks neat and you got a cool view out. Where are the skis and where is the tuning table gonna be at?


    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    Gees, does Head still make ski equipment?
    Head makes great skis, boots etc. In fact they sponsor Bode Miller. (last years overall winner)

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    It's actually pretty hard for me to see into her place from the next door building
    Clearly you didnt look hard enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post

    I couldn't even take a nap because all I kept hearing were buses and sirens (I'm near a fire station).
    Believe it or not, you'll get used to this. In fact, once you're used to it, then move back to a quiet place, you won't be able to sleep for a while until you readjust to quiet.

    I can tell you this from experience having lived on an aircraft carrier for many months. It still amazes me I could sleep through airplane launches, the bomb elevator that ran on the other side of one of the walls of my room, the 7 other guys coming and going, the constant low frequency hum of the ships engine (OK, that one was more lulling than disturbing) and various other noises associated with a carrier at sea.

    When I'd get home from "cruise" after 6 months or so, it took nearly a month before I could sleep easily in the peace and utter quiet of my house.
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    nice place the bike looks good in there, that is where they all should go
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    how's the lighting in there? looks like there's only 3 bulbs for the entire room.

    it's hard to hit the target under certain circumstances
    lol yeah the place didnt come with a ton of lighting- I haven't been home/about much after dark to assess the situation much, but I might need to invest in some additional lighting.


    Quote Originally Posted by black_box View Post
    looks like a nice place. i like the table/footrest. your place looks more "settled in" than mine and i've been here a year You'll probably get used to the sounds after a week or two.
    thx! yah, the less furniture I have to move, the better. Clearly, end tables would be too much


    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    Damn.. That is mucho spaco.. Looks neat and you got a cool view out. Where are the skis and where is the tuning table gonna be at?
    yeah... 700 sq ft is more than enough for little me.
    meh, I take em to someone else to tune. the skis are both bundled in the ski bag in the back of the "garage".


    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    Believe it or not, you'll get used to this. In fact, once you're used to it, then move back to a quiet place, you won't be able to sleep for a while until you readjust to quiet.

    I can tell you this from experience having lived on an aircraft carrier for many months. It still amazes me I could sleep through airplane launches, the bomb elevator that ran on the other side of one of the walls of my room, the 7 other guys coming and going, the constant low frequency hum of the ships engine (OK, that one was more lulling than disturbing) and various other noises associated with a carrier at sea.

    When I'd get home from "cruise" after 6 months or so, it took nearly a month before I could sleep easily in the peace and utter quiet of my house.
    thanks for the reassurance! yeah I think I'm pretty much adjusted already, believe it or not. I slept like a log through college (dorms and such) and my previous townhouse was on a flight path (5ish miles from airport) and earshot (3ish miles) of several railroad lines. buses are just a new one for me


    Quote Originally Posted by norsehabanero View Post
    nice place the bike looks good in there, that is where they all should go
    thanks! yeah, looking at my bike makes me happy It might go in the garage for the winter, and come out if/when I get a trainer.

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    Flash looking pad.

    As others said, you'll soon get used to the noise and ignore it.
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    Definitely a nice pad. Good luck with the new place....!
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    Great pad! I like the views from the roof, that's a nice extra.
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    if you need more lighting put a light on your bike then it be where ever you need it
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    I can tell you this from experience having lived on an aircraft carrier for many months. It still amazes me I could sleep through airplane launches, the bomb elevator that ran on the other side of one of the walls of my room, the 7 other guys coming and going, the constant low frequency hum of the ships engine (OK, that one was more lulling than disturbing) and various other noises associated with a carrier at sea.

    When I'd get home from "cruise" after 6 months or so, it took nearly a month before I could sleep easily in the peace and utter quiet of my house.
    My bunk was DIRECTLY underneath the mount point for the cradle that they test jet engines in... and they run most tests around 2 AM. It's amazing what you can get used to.




    Nice place, Artifice!
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    Wow...it's like looking through little windows into your world.



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