On October 2, Ed and I traveled to Salem, MA to see an apartment. We couldn't help ourselves. Earlier that week, I spoke to the realtor from Taché and she sent over a listing that checked off nearly every box on our apartment "wish list." It was the right location, right amount of rooms, has designated storage and laundry, and is the right price. After some deliberation, Ed and I agreed: what the hell are we waiting for? What's the difference between moving in the Spring and moving now? So, we booked a room and drove to Salem to look at it. Yes, in the middle of a pandemic. We wore masks and changed them regularly. We washed our hands constantly, used hand-sanitizer, and took an overabundance of caution.
|Ed and I in Salem, MA. October 2020|
One week later we packed the car with some supplies, our air mattress and sleeping bags, and a bunch of boxes .... and signed the lease for the place. We were able to spend the weekend in our new Salem apartment! Yes, you read that right: WE ARE MOVING TO SALEM RIGHT NOW!!! We aren't waiting for the Spring. We aren't spending a whole lot of time planning this. We decided, WHAT THE HELL! There's no time like the present.
|Our living room|
|The door in my office out to the deck. Bijou is going to LOVE this.|
|On the deck with our gloriously huge Sweet-gum tree behind me|