Today -- Friday, September 4th, 2009 -- inspectors from the City of Nanaimo deemed Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community to be safe, and issued us with an occupancy permit. This means that those of us who have bought apartments here are allowed to move into them.
I feel as I imagine a NASA announcer does when he says, "We have lift off."
My first (temporary) piece of furniture is an air mattress that I borrowed from a friend.
Here is my living / dining room, looking towards my kitchen.
It's a treat to start with a clean slate. I look forward to bringing this space to life. But of course there is a lot more to Pacific Gardens Cohousing Community than my apartment. Over the last few days, a number of trees and shrubs have been planted in our grounds. Our property is starting to look like Pacific Gardens in fact as well as in name.
We continue to have many social events and interactions that are fun and stretching, making this a garden in which not only plants but also people grow.
I love it!