Thursday, September 07, 2006

I found the perfect apartment

When I sold The Monument Newspaper and voluntarily left my post as Editor, (a great job...but I am ready to do something different) I decided to move south. I want to be warm in January! I had a list of criteria that I was looking for an apartment.

--private, with lots of land
--quiet, no highway noise
--reasonably priced
--near a nice city but located in a rural town
--DSL and cable available

My friends told me I was crazy, that my criteria was too restrictive. I thought, heck, all I need is one.

Well, I found it. It's a brand new two room studio with high ceilings and hardwood floors. It's got new furniture, including an oversize leather recliner and a massive bed. Huge windows with lots of light, and did I mention it's on a horse farm with 40 pristine acres of rural loveliness? And a pond? With a heron? And a pool? Garage? Includes satellite TV?

It's 3 and a 1/2 miles from an up and coming artist town and 14 miles from the city. So I get all the quietude I want but if I crave a cappuccino and a foreign film or a great bookstore, Indian restaurant, or art shops, that stuff is only 20 minutes away. I'm really, really happy.

Below: Road leading to my new place

Driveway. You turn in right next to a pretty brick church and
the driveway is a 1/4 mile long. Set way back from the road.

The shy horse always looks but doesn't approach.

Main Street of my new town! Cute, isn't it?


Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Elizabeth! May you experience all the Success, Joy, and Achievements that should be Yours! You are a wonderful Person with such a 'warm spirit'. Life's Best to You...Always!!

Elizabeth Prata said...

Thank you so much! 'This little light of mine..I'm gonna let it shine!' Wherever I go.