Friday, September 4, 2009

OCCUPANCY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!


ms toast burner said...

Yippy! How exciting! :-D

The floors are absolutely gorgeous! It would be almost a shame to add furniture. ;-)

Have fun decorating!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations and what fun...have a wonderful time making it "home".
Blessings and smiles

Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!
Oh Judy, I am so very happy for you. It's been a long wait and then some, but it looks like your patience is being rewarded. Love those floors. I wish you continued joy with your new home and community.

Enjoy the air mattress, I enjoyed mine for 3 weeks!!!

Mog said...

Judy, I wish you happiness and contentment in your new home. It looks gorgeous. I bet your first sleep there will be just splendid

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Ah, congratulations Judy. How exciting! Wishing you much happiness in your new home.

MidnightCafe said...

Looks beautiful!