Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My First Apartment - Day 28

Do you remember your first apartment? I sure do. I went out looking all over Baltimore County to find a nice apartment that I could afford on my $27K a year salary.

I found this apartment complex in an older section of Baltimore County and thought,"Pay dirt!!" This is perfect. It was a studio apartment for only $400 a month. Yes!

I plopped down my app fee and my security deposit and anxiously starting counting down the days til I moved. Let me describe this gem to you. It was the size of my current walk in closet. There was no kitchen just an "area" that held a stove and refrigerator. The cabinets were like metal or steal. The carpet was this really dark cheap brown. The apartment was so small that there was just one window air conditioner that cooled the entire apartment. Yeah baby, I pulled out all the stops with this one! Oh yeah, I would hear the guy upstairs constantly having sex over my head. I started dating him several years later but that's another story.

Do you remember your first apartment?

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post!!


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JStar said...

LOL...Yea, mine was 650 a mth...Roach infested...When the dang roach fell onto my head when I opened my cabnient...I couldnt do it anymore lol

★Starrla Monae☆ said...

I remember my first apartment. I was so excited to be staying off campus my sophomore year of undergrad. The place was close enough for me to walk to school because I still had no car. This is the first time I was introduced to separate leasing complexes. Everyone paid $435 each and that included everything except phone. If you didn't pay, your room got locked up. It was a 3 bdr, 3 bath with washer & dryer and furnished. We had the works and you couldn't tell us a thing...until we got robbed during the Thanksgiving Holiday. That was my first time experiencing a robbery as well. Luckily we were all away in our own hometowns so no one was hurt but the vandalism part was nerve wrecking. I moved when my lease was up.

Karen said...

I've never lived in an apartment. But the first time I lived on my own was in my parents shore house over the winter. I didn't get to decorate or have to pay rent, but I remember loving being in total control over supermarket shopping and having guest over.

Tonya said...

I want to hear that story...

Red Shoes said...

I wanna hear the 'guy upstairs' story as well... :oD

~shoes~

khaki la'docker said...

older section of Baltimore County? Sounds like Essex. LOL

Anyway- my first apartment gave me viral meningitis so no happy memories there smh

Freckle Face Girl said...

I guess I was pretty lucky because my first apartment was in Utah when I was in college & nothing there is ever too bad.