I spent Friday and Saturday in Rochester, New York with my dad, and I found an apartment! I went to bed Friday mulling over what I thought would be a tough decision. Do I want to live 15 minutes away from work, renting out a room in a huge house with a pool and a fenced in yard? Or do I want to rent a (really big) studio apartment in a nice area of downtown in an awesome trendy building?
Drive-bys nixed all but one of our Saturday appointments, so that morning at 11 a.m. we rolled up to a lovely brick building in a neighborhood called Corn Hill, a half mile from my new office and a half mile from a bike path that goes along the Genessee River.
|Corn Hill landing, just a half mile away from my new home.|
For some perspective, I have become a bit spoiled during my time in Newark. I live in a huge two-bedroom, all for me, with a dishwasher and my own washer and dryer. The new place is much smaller with no dishwasher and a shared washer and dryer.
But there was no trash or cigarette butts on the sidewalks. The park across the street was well-kept with no vandalism. The new landlord really stressed cleaning up after Lizzie. In other words, there's a lot I won't be missing about Newark.
On the way back from Rochester my dad and I scoped out my new grocery chain, Wegmans. I thought I was impressed by Kroger when I moved to Newark. Kroger's got nothing on Wegmans!
|A whole aisle!!|
|I know a few of you who will be jealous!|
|Behave yourself, chicken butt.|
|Katie W., Jessica G., Me, Richard B., Bill B.|
As for my training, I haven't done anything since my spin class Thursday. Hoping to get out for a short run or ride tonight.