new home…

Polk Street, San Francisco
Image by fred.andres via Flickr

finally, we are setting up our new place in san francisco.  its small, cute, modern and we think it will fit us perfectly.  it’s going to be a bit of a work in progress – but we want to get it together as soon as possible so that we’re able to enjoy it and the city.  it’s only a 12 month lease so we don’t want to spend 6 months figuring it out, and then have 6 months to relax in it if that makes sense.

so we are in the Lower Nob/Lower Pac Heights neighborhood called “Polk Gulch“.  it really is a little gulch or valley at the bottom of two amazing

neighborhoods filled with beautiful old mansions.  there is some construction on the California Streetcar line right in front of our building – but it appears to be finished in our neighborhood, and the tracks are blocked off while the rest of the line is being upgraded. once it’s complete, we’ll have the streetcar as an easy way to get to Union Square/Ferry Building and downtown steps from our front door.

i’d definitely say we have a modern building (built in 2005), and not one of the traditional SF flats we had been hoping for. no worries though, there will be time to get into a flat, and i’m not disappointed with the amenities this condo has for us.  the roof-top deck will be well used!!

we spent a good part of saturday receiving our household items from the movers.  the truck looked half full and we really anticipated a few hours and we’d be done.  LOL – funny us!  it took about 4 hours, with 2 great guys
unloading, and bringing up boxes

asking me where to place them. ‘mr’ took the taxing job of checking off the box numbers as they came off the truck – he did this while meeting and greeting almost everyone on the sidewalk as they passed.  i think he and the movers entertained each other and our new neighborhood – and made the whole process a lot fun.  i took the “super easy” job of unpacking the kitchen boxes, and figuring out where everything would go. [i should have chosen the moving box bingo job!] the number of kitchen boxes that were stacked up seemed never ending – i think i opened 8-4ft boxes (some with smaller box surprises inside), and 8-10 small boxes before the kitchen was complete.  all i keep saying is – “we have a lot of stuff!!”  our issaquah kitchen was 3-4 times larger than this one, but i managed to get everything creatively put away.

 

the rest of the place is still filled with boxes – everyday we do a little more, but with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70’s its hard to stay in and unpack.

a goal always helps – and with our first guests coming in a few weeks we’ll buckle down and get it done.

next post – our new neighborhood…

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