In other news, I am looking for an apartment. Zippy and I have been drifting for a few years now; I've lived with him since 2001 or thereabouts but we've been in separate room for a few years. We're less sympatico these days; I'm a mess, which grates on his desire for stability and order, and he's an Eeyore whereas I'm a bit of a Tigger. Frictionish.....and we've struggled to make it work but I think we're both ready to throw in the towel.
So, I'm looking for a place to call my own. Hoping to get a larger space (two bedroom), in which case I can close up my office and work out of the apartment (the rent I pay to Zippy + the office rent is about the same as a two bedroom space)
Huge change for me. I've been in exactly two living spaces in the past 20 years. So this is a once per decade kind of move. Needless to say, lot of angst, seasoned with some excitement and some fear. We're both sort of looking ahead - he to having his own space without my clutter and chaos. Me to having my own space for the first time in 7 or 8 years, and perhaps, a bit more sunshine and air with which to grow.