Posts Tagged: San Francisco

Is this “settling down”?

Is this “settling down”?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
My boyfriend and I moved into our studio apartment two days ago. I’m almost 23, but this is my first apartment. I haven’t lived in one place for longer than eight months since I graduated from high school. Why not? you ask. What have you been doing for five years? Let’s see. The summer after…
Settling in.

Settling in.

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hey all, it’s Jason. It’s been a little over a month since we moved in, and things are going well. Still have a few boxes hanging around the living room, but a majority of our stuff is in its new home. I’ve been doing the commute to Palo Alto for a while now, and I’ve…
Moving day: T-minus three days…

Moving day: T-minus three days…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We apologize for not posting much lately, but this Saturday is moving day, and boy, have we been busy. Shopping for a TV. Shopping for a couch. Packing. Trying to take care of all the tedious, “administrative” stuff. And the list goes on. Here are a couple pointers for ya: 1) Decide exactly how you’ll…
We signed the lease

We signed the lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It sure was nice not to have to spend last weekend looking at apartments. That’s right–we decided to go ahead and take the place in the Mission. In the end, just thinking about passing it up seemed like a bad idea. I mean, the only thing on our wishlist that we didn’t get was guaranteed…
That was fast…

That was fast…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Jason here. Remember that Mission apartment Jen mentioned on Sunday? The one with the huge garden? Yeah, it’s awesome. It was the first one we looked at, and I don’t think we’re going to find another one that nice (for the price–$1875). It’s one of seven units in an old—but recently remodeled—Victorian house. The unit…
They say money is the root of all evil…

They say money is the root of all evil…

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s Jen. I feel like I haven’t sat down at a computer without checking Craigslist in the past four days. Jason and I have pretty much decided that the Mission and Noe Valley will be our target neighboorhoods, the main reasons being that they’re pretty conveniently located to the BART and they’re two of the…
Recon

Recon

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Jason here. The apartment hunt officially began this weekend, when Jen and I went up to San Francisco and scouted out a few neighborhoods that we are considering (SOMA, the Mission, and the Castro). We just tried to get the general feeling of the neighborhoods; whether it was fun and safe (will probably have to…
Starting the Search in the City by the Bay

Starting the Search in the City by the Bay

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello from San Francisco—kind of. Jen and Jason here, reporting fromPalo Alto, California, where we just moved in together. Here’s our story… Jen: I just moved to California in December—until then I’d been living in New York. We’d been doing the long distance thing for awhile and I knew I’d be moving eventually, but when…