In the last month of my life I have gone through more changes, more growth, and more moves than i think I will ever have to do again. I have … Continue reading San Fran Living
Two weeks ago Fleet week struck San Francisco. It included Marching band competitions, boat tours, K9 appreciation, and the main event, the airshow. There are a few different groups that … Continue reading A Quick Update
Earlier this year, when I first learned that I was going to be moving to San Francisco, a friend of mine told me about an excellent cider festival in Santa … Continue reading Cider Festival Sights
This past weekend was packed with more events and adventures in the last 54 hours than I have had all summer. And it was much needed after the last few … Continue reading What a Time to be Alive
Searching for an apartment is stressful no matter where you are in the world. San Francisco is definitely not an acceptation.
Throughout July and August my roommate and I have gone to 18 different apartments all over San Francisco trying to find a home. One good thing that came out of this was forcing me to travel around the city more and see new neighborhoods I haven’t been to yet.
We saw many different types of living arrangements, from apartments, full-houses, in-laws, condos, even a commercial space that was being turned into a bedroom. It was a unique experience for me and I actually really liked seeing the different types of design, layout and structure each building had.
San Francisco is definitely a city, and most of the living arrangements are apartment style, but it’s usually 2 or 3 apartments in one house, instead of the 20-50 apartments in a huge high-rise like New York.
We finally found an apartment that we could make ours, and the first thing we did was measure it and make a plan. (My architect is showing).
Once we found our perfect little two bedroom apartment, we spent days in a cardboard covered, wifi-less, junk pile that we called home. (We even had our own painting station).
Its interesting to look around the apartment and point at furniture that we got for free from family and coworkers, picked up off the side of the road, or paid for for $14 at a garage sale.
Everyday we add more to the apartment and make it feel more homey and cozy, more livable and unique to us. We still have a long way to go, but we are proud to finally start feeling like adults with a space of our own.
Moving away from home and living in a new city is a hard and scary task. I am immensely lucky to have so many good friends in San Francisco, from … Continue reading One doesn’t have to be the loneliest number
Thankfully, over the Labor Day weekend I was able to escape the 102 degree San Francisco Haze for the much more reasonable 65 degree Cleveland air. I went to the … Continue reading A Cleveland Tourist
Two weekends ago I did one of my favorite relaxing Sunday morning activities. I went to a craft fair. The Renegade Craft Fair in the Marina District happens only once … Continue reading The Wonders of a Craft Fair