Mr. Tennis and I shuttled ourselves down to Orange, Ca. on Sunday to take a look at the condo we will start renting next month and get better acquainted with the surrounding area.
Walkway to our unit.
Yes, a condo.
Orlando Grandma swears I will love it, but I'm skeptical about sharing my walls and about how the BTs will do without a "real" backyard.
Courtyard out our front door.
When we were peeking around the small complex we noticed the sliding glass door off the back patio to our unit was unlocked.
Front entry. Wooden fence surrounds our back patio area.
"Notice" isn't exactly the word, I admit it, I tried it out and it slid open!
View from sliding door off kitchen. Nice long space for The Bostonians to lounge around.
Lots of pretty plantings off the patio - Japanese Maple maybe?
Workers have been there laying wood laminate and other work and I suspect they were waiting for something to dry because a window was open too.
Mr. T by the kitchen entrance.
I can't remember the name of this one but I believe it originates in Hawaii. Anyone know?
Am I nosey or what? While Mr. T kept a lookout I carefully slipped in and took some quick pictures of the rooms so I could share them with you and be re-arranging furniture in my head.
New laminate in the living room. I hope to do away with the dark curtains and make this a brighter space.
It's much smaller than our current rental, only 1100 SF. Eeek! What am I going to do with my "stuff"?
Both bedrooms have great closet space and lots of light.
It comes with a one car garage, so that's where "stuff" will go until we figure it all out.
Kind of a modern, yet throwback kitchen style.
Dining area off kitchen. Pretty sure my dining table and hutch will fit.
This condo will give us a good launching point in the Orange area and it is only a few miles away from the historic district where I envision spending a lot of spare time.
Olde Towne Orange has a wonderful collection of shops, restaurants and civic organizations. Lots of old buildings.
We have the month of August to transition over to the new place and we will take advantage of that over several weekends moving small loads before the big move.
Park in the middle of the roundabout that forms the hub and the streets feeding off of it, the spokes, lined with pretty shops.
So.... will we like condo life?
Will the dogs? Will Bumby?
Will we get thrown out for barking and meowing?
Horseplay at the pool?