We moved out of our Eugene apartment at the end of August, packed almost everything into a storage unit (I played no part in the actual manual labor, thanks to my awesome husband who thought hiring movers would be the most excellent thing in the world, which it totally was), and moved ourselves and our suitcases (containing approximately 8 outfits) into a friend’s house.
There are 5 of us living in this 3-bedroom place, which we lovingly refer to as “the commune,” all in various stages of transition. It’s kind of like being in college again, except that instead of doing homework, the roomies watch HGTV together in the evenings and go to bed by 10.
We were planning on being here for 2 weeks, which naturally, turned into 3, as our brand-new-sparkly-downtown-apartment took a bit longer than anticipated to finish up and pass inspections. But the end is near! We’re scheduled to move in on Sunday! Hoorah!
Everyone else in the commune leaves the house everyday to go to work (because they are all real adults with master’s degrees and real jobs). If you’ll recall, I left my job hanging with the two cutest girls in the world a few weeks ago, so I’m currently enjoying funemployment, which basically means I’ve been re-reading The Hunger Games series and re-watching The Office, because I like to live approximately 5 years in the past. (And Snapchatting my favorite scenes and quotes to my friend across the country, who is currently enjoying funemployment right along with me.)
I’m also pondering what on earth to do with my life, what kinds of jobs to apply for, whether or not I should go to grad school, and how many muffins I can acceptably bake in a week. And then running approximately a zillion miles in preparation for a marathon that is approaching rather quickly.
We’ll be sad to leave the commune, where watching TV and cooking dinner are social activities; but we’re really excited to move into the new place, where our groceries will no longer need to fit into one drawer in the fridge.
Here’s to communal living for now, and an exciting (hopefully) new apartment in Portland!