Our daughter will be moving to Washington D.C. this summer. She will be living there permanently. I remember about the times I moved when I was single, or after my husband and I got married, we did everything by mail and phone calls. Now things have become so easy! The internet has made looking for an apartment almost as easy as just a few clicks.
Our daughter is currently click, click, clicking through D.C.’s different metro (subway) stations, “walkability” ratings, tenant reviews, neighborhood police reports, let’s face it, everything! She is coming up with a list of apartment complexes she thinks look promising. My husband and I are then going to fly out and check out the complexes and their areas. We’ve done this before, but this time we decided that since she will be doing all of her commuting to and from work via the metro, we’re going to do the same thing.
This should be interesting! The last time I was on a subway was in Boston (the “T’ in Boston), and let me tell you, I was a little disillusioned with what I saw going on! Let’s just say that the subway today is a whole lot different than from what you might see in an old black and white movie! (Did they even have subway systems back then?!?) I was surprised to see men and women of all ages sitting on the T while eight-month pregnant women were forced to stand. Hmmm…
Even though our daughter won’t be moving for several months, my husband and I have discussed D.C.’s hot summer months, so we are planning on going during April. When our children were little we lived in Maryland for a while, so this will be a going-home of sorts for us. However, it will be our first trip to neither rent a car nor take our own, so this might prove to be … hmmm… fun. (???)