The pluses: the new apt is bigger, there are hardwood floors, it's a short bus ride from where my classes will be, I can walk to the pharmacy and the grocery store (even if it's the expensive grocery store), the water is included in rent.
The negatives: it's three hours from Ben, the apt is old even if it has been well-maintained, central NC is hotter than hell this time of year, the rent is more expensive.
I couldn't find any cheap apartments that weren't in a scary part of town. I showed my dad some of the addresses on the map and his reaction was "You are not living there" so I went for this place even though it has a higher price tag. Since I'm doing post-grad study Services for the Blind will be giving me some money for housing. Pretty much everything is unpacked except for a few odds and ends.
My Jon/Arya fic is finally finished, I still have two ongoing Jon/Sansa fics, and I'm outlining a Cesare/Lucrezia fic. Right now I'm reading some books about the Borgia family but soon I'll have to read a book about Guantanamo Bay as summer reading for law school. 1L orientation starts on August 13th, which is very soon.
I am all moved in to my new apartment! This time I don't have any roommates, just me and the dog, even though I wish Ben could live with me. He still has two more years of school so now we will be separated by a three hour drive for the foreseeable future.