The Fortress of Solitude

This post is in follow up to ‘I found a house‘.

I found a house! I packed up my life and I moved. I did it! I’m still in the process of moving in and it’s not quite home yet, but I can say without a doubt that it’s a peaceful place to be. I feel calm here. I feel collected here. I’ve actually been sleeping here. And, as someone who’s always struggled to sleep, the fact that I can naturally fall asleep and stay asleep, that’s a huge deal to me.

The fact that I found this place within my budget is incredible to me. The fact that I found this place and it’s in a nice neighbourhood makes me feel like I won the lottery. This place is way nicer then anywhere I ever thought I’d live… or be able to afford living.

Anyways, in my ‘I found a house’ post, I promised to share a couple of pictures. So, here they are!

To everyone who voted on whether or not they prefer light or dark kitchens (here) I’ve got to say that the dark kitchen is growing on me. I haven’t done too much cooking in this kitchen yet as I haven’t been able to do a proper grocery shop, but I am excited to make full use out of this kitchen eventually.

The place came furnished. I was skeptical about looking for furnished places because typically when you find furnished places they’re the cheapest furnishings a landlord could find. This place, though… the landlord really took their time to choose furnishings that fit the house and complimented it well. Let me just say, this couch is dreamy.

Is it weird to show your bedroom online? It might be. I might delete this after. But, I just wanted to say that, as this place was furnished, all I really had to do was get bedding. I went to Wal-Mart and spent only 30 dollars on this bedding and I think it looks pretty damn inviting.

I haven’t been here long, so I’m still technically moving in and I still have to decorate and make it my own. I will say though, I’m really excited for what it can become. There are so many small details the landlord thought of – buying furniture to fit the space, putting built-ins in the closet, even having the garbage can on a track that comes out when you open the cabinet… like a weird, smart robot.

The landlord said that I was selected as the tenant because when they called my former apartment building the landlord told them that the apartment was cleaner the day I moved out then it was the day I moved in. Apparently that sold it for them and I was the perfect tenant. And apparently they’re more interested in finding the perfect tenant that’ll stick around for a while rather than gouging people and having someone new in the house every six months to a year…

Hopefully I get to stay here a while. Hopefully the future continues to be bright. I feel like I won the freaking lottery.


Here are a few more posts where I talk about housing/real estate in Canada:

The Cost of Living in Canada >

For the low, low price of $259,000 you can own your Elementary school >

If I ever won the lottery >

58 thoughts on “The Fortress of Solitude

  1. That sounds wonderful! And I also like dark kitchens better! BTW – the stove and the microwave look exactly as my new ones which I got last weekend πŸ™‚

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  2. That’s a gorgeous place. And so much space! Will you be living by yourself? I really like the color of your bed; it reminds me of the ocean! Can’t wait to see how you continue to spruce up your place!

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    1. It is probably three times the size of my last apartment for only 100 more per month in rent. I legit feel like I won the lottery! I’ll live with someone eventually. I’ve not been here too long yet.

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  3. What a lovely place you’ve found – and I do believe the landlord is very lucky to have “found” you too. Again, many congratulations. You deserve all good things that come your way and much more❀️

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    1. Thank you for saying that. That really brought a sense of peace to me today. I hope the landlord thinks I’m a good tenant. I’ll try to be, anyways. Thank you ❀

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  4. Your new home looks amazing!! Ah, the fe egg king on contentment and safety is pric6.so happy you’re sleeping better too. I’m so thrilled and excited for you V, let this be the beginning of a wonderful new and well deserved chapter in your life my dearπŸ’žπŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆπŸŒ 

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  5. Damn that is a lovely and spacious apartment! What a find! And the karma of your past actually repaid here in the future, how amazing is that!?

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