One last look... Dear Apartment, I can only hope you are clean enough to get us at least some of our security deposit back.
(Those smudges are from the camera lens, not big paint/dirt spots on the closet door and kitchen cabinet.)
We are going over to our old apartment for one last mission tonight... to check the cabinets and closets one final time, lock the windows, sweep out the storage unit, turn in our keys and parking decal and take one more crack at a spot on the wall with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
It's hard to believe we walked into the same (albeit cleaner) empty apartment four whole years ago. We lived there for longer than either of us have lived in any single place since we were teenagers. And as much as I love love love our new place and think it was absolutely the right decision to move before the baby is born, I will miss a few things about EH:
- The sounds (kids playing and window ACs rattling during the summer, the radiator playing the xylophone and the building life-force during the winter, the marching band during the fall)
- Being so close to campus
- Runs and walks in Shorewood Hills and along the Lakeshore Path
- Cheap rent
There are also plenty of things I won't miss, but I won't get into those now...
Goodbye, Eagle Heights Apartment. Thanks for the memories.
And speaking of memories, insert 9/11 memorial here. Not much to say about that... it's a day we'll all never forget.