We just moved out a tiny apartment and into a MUCH larger space in Las Vegas! We love the Summerlin area – near Red Rock Conservatory – and also near lots of fun shops and restaurants. My husband, son, cat and I have been through lots of changes in the past….
I wonder what’s going to change this year?
NYC – The smaller apartment was easy to navigate through.
LV – I am getting lost in my new home, I can’t find the light switches…
NYC – Three people and a cat bumped into each other while tripping over toys and just about everything else.
LV – I still can’t find the light switches.
NYC – Being mindful about keeping the noise down, and reminding my kiddo (and his company) to play quietly due to apartment living — A.K.A. grouchy neighbors.
LV – We have a huge blue exercise ball, and it’s currently flying all through the house smashing into walls.
NYC – Our building entry was always messy. I cleaned it up every so often, but it literally got “trashed” the next day(s) thanks to cigarette butts from our residents, neighboring restaurant litter, garbage pickers & dumpster divers… (and someone stole my broom)!!
LV – It’s time to start taking care of landscaping for our yard! I need pruners, gardening gloves, dirt, pots…. (I love to create little cactus and succulent planters)! I have a broom and I think it’s here to stay!
NYC – mmmm NYC water is surprising delicious and safe. We drank plenty from the faucet – very convenient!
LV – Nuts, I forgot how awful the water is here. We’ve been toting water home every other day from the store, and we need to order a water cooler service. Also the water in the shower is “hard” but supposedly we have a built in softener. Our hair and skin are already dry! Eeeks!
NYC – I worked outside the home four days/ week in Times Square at Disney Theatrical.
LV – We are still waiting for our furniture and moving truck to arrive. After we are settled in, I’ll slowly begin the process of finding work! Or — should I just take care of the landscaping, house, kid, grocery shopping, laundry…..
NYC – Public transportation all the way! (grocery shop for only what you can carry home)!
LV – We have a car again! Giddy up for groceries and supplies for weeks!
NYC – Walk kid to and from school down the narrow sidewalk filled with a dizzying array of parents and nannies pushing strollers and such.
LV – Hello school bus!
NYC – Walk kid to park or playground for play. Every. Day.
LV – Play in different areas of the house or venture out to a playground; when it warms up a bit, jump in backyard pool!
NYC – We said goodbye to our NY friends.
LV – Our Vegas friends are excited to have us back!
NYC – Homeless people begging for money.
LV – Homeless people begging for money.
NYC – Very little time to cook due to extremely hectic lifestyle and teeny tiny kitchen.
LV – Home cooked meals (and the occasional delivered pizza) await.
NYC – Nightly zzz’s getting interrupted by goofballs in the alley smoking doobies, laughing, talking, coughing, etc., Neighbors’ parties, sirens, faint traffic noise.
LV – Crickets (and the occasional neighbor’s party). …it is Las Vegas after all!