Enjoying Southern Living in North Charleston, South Carolina

People down here can’t get over the fact that I like iced tea, but I drink it without any sweetener at all. They all like their “sweet tea.” One fellow tells me his “Momma makes sweet tea with so much sugar the pitcher she puts it in became a diabetic.” Well, I am a diabetic, and that is why I get the unsweetened tea when out. My wife uses artificial sweetener. I don’t like the taste. I’m not a perfect fit for southern living, but when we looked for apartments for rent in North Charleston, I felt we found a place we could call home.

I have been here 20 years and have not picked up the accent. I still sound as north as a suburban boy could be. Coworkers still refer to me as the “Yankee.” I can out-fish and out-hunt all of them. Though, I do my hunting with a camera, I get closer to animals every day that they wait season after season to get close to. Read More »

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admin on April 17th, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Setting out on My Next Adventure

I grew up in the Northeast, right by the beach. We had some really awesome summers but the winters were brutally cold. I vowed to always live in a place that got all four seasons of weather, I thought it was an important part of who I was as a person. Then when I was twenty-five the factory that I worked in relocated down to Georgia. I sat with a newspaper looking at apartments near Atlanta airport and I knew I had to make an important decision: Would I stay where everything was familiar or would I take a chance on something new and exciting and move down to Atlanta, where I would get a promotion and be able to live far more comfortably than I had been. As you may have guessed, I choose the new and unfamiliar. Read More »

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Discovering the Perfect Housewarming Gift for My Son’s New Apartment

My son had just signed the lease on his first apartment and I was in the process of getting ready to see it for the first time. Ever since getting his job offer in Baltimore, he had been searching for a place to live and concentrated on apartments for Towson MD as his ideal area. For as much as I would have loved to have helped him find a place to live, I knew he wanted and needed to do this on his own and find a place that suited him rather than a place that would suit me.

I was more than pleasantly surprised upon arriving at his address to find a beautiful, incredibly well-kept building and his apartment, though desperately in need of some accessories, was gorgeous with plenty of space and had obviously been freshly painted.

My son was anxious to give me a tour and I loved his hardwood floors and the tile in his bathroom. Read More »

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I Am Going to Move Forward with Finding a Place

I’ve always been a bit fearful of things of a lot of things in life. I couldn’t figure out why this happened for many years, and my family couldn’t figure it out either at first. For example, I was recently looking for an apartment in Mcdonough GA one day, and I had an anxiety attack. The thought of living alone suddenly terrified me as I was taking a tour of the apartment. Afterward I was so frustrated because it happened in front of the employee who is giving the tour. And I felt silly because I know from hearing from all my brothers and sisters that living alone to be a lot of fun.

Mom said that when I was a kid, my brothers and sisters would forge ahead of my parents to explore all sorts of things. They had very little fear. Read More »

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Our First Year in Texas Worked out Pretty Good

We decided it would be more financially responsible for my wife to find new work in Texas and me to take the job I was offered in Arlington than for me to try and find work back home while she kept her job. She did not have a lot of time in, and the places she applied for in Texas said they would grant her the same seniority she had at her old job. We looked for apartments for rent in Grand Prairie TX that was just next door to Arlington, and we found a great place at the Forum. We liked everything about the place, and that resort style pool was a real attention grabber. Being able to swim pretty much anytime we wanted was right up my alley.

The kitchen has appliances, so we did not have to bring anything with us. The place has washer and dryer hookups, and that is more than what we had where we moved from. Read More »

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admin on April 3rd, 2017 | File Under Uncategorized | Comments Off -

Going Where I Can’t Be Found

I was in a desperate search to find a place to live after I broke up with my boyfriend. Things quickly took a turn for the worse and he was following me around. I would see him at the store, at the post office, and even at the laundromat. He would just be watching me, not doing anything. One day he flashed a gun and I went out and got a restraining order. I was afraid he would kill me, so I followed a click here link to find a new apartment to live in. He wouldn’t be able to find me in a new place as long as I don’t tell anyone where I live.

One of the places I found in my searches was what I considered to be one of the most beautiful places to live. The thing that instantly turned me on was that this place had its own swimming pool. There’s nothing more I like to do than swim after a hard day of work and relieve my stresses. Read More »

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