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    #16
    Them Bones, that loft is gorgeous! Is it an old industrial building? Lovely old brick, spacious but functional it looks like. How is the bathroom set up?

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      #17
      It was an old mill. The kitchen isn't great for a chair, but it'll work. I can cook well enough without a roll-under range, and the roll under sink isn't as important because I have a dishwasher.

      The bathroom is easy enough, the apartment put in a shower hose for me, and the maintenance guy is going to put in a grab bar when I figure out where exactly I'll need it.

      There is an over-under washer and dryer in the unit. I can reach the controls easily, but the lint filter is way out of reach. I'm going to have to rig up a tool to grab it and replace it. I'll take a pic when I figure it out.

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        #18
        Absolutely gorgeous! Sucks about all that cupboard space in the kitchen and microwave though ... still worth it. The windows are absolutely gorgeous and I love the layout ... the only complaint I would have is heating that place.

        That was rather quick ... I thought you'd be hunting for months! Good for you!
        Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

        T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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          #19
          Yeah, i can reach all the microwave buttons, but cleaning it will be tough. And those cabinets will be empty except for the bottom shelves.

          I had to find a place this month, the new job starts after the new year! If I didn't move by then I'd have an hour and a half commute each way!

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            #20
            Them Bones - you surely move quickly!

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              #21
              Awesome place! Congrats!
              "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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                #22
                Wow, I love your new apartment! Congrats!!

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Them Bones View Post
                  Yeah, i can reach all the microwave buttons, but cleaning it will be tough. And those cabinets will be empty except for the bottom shelves.

                  I had to find a place this month, the new job starts after the new year! If I didn't move by then I'd have an hour and a half commute each way!
                  That place looks like downtown Lowell? Overlooking the river or canal? Congrats!!
                  Tough Times Don't Last...Tough People Do!

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by Them Bones View Post
                    Yeah, i can reach all the microwave buttons, but cleaning it will be tough.
                    Put a glass plate on the bottom, so you never put something right on the bottom of the microwave, then you can take it out to wash it. I have a sponge on a stick thing, meant to clean the shower, that works to get to the back to wipe it, especially if you boil some water first, so the microwave is steamy. Just be SUPER careful taking out hot things! (My microwave is up too)
                    T7-8 since Feb 2005

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                      #25
                      Interesting, lots of old mill space in that area being converted into condos and apartments. That was a huge industrial area going back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. They had a good natural setup in that area with lots of flowing rivers running through the town. Are you on a river? I know the Merrimack runs through that area. Your moving from one old industrial area (Worcester) to another. Looks good, I'll bet the price was right too. Too bad they had not started converting those old mills to apts back 25 years ago when I was working in that area. I quit my job as an engineer as I could not find suitable housing back then as it was hard to come by and big bucks. I was commuting from Framingham MA to Chelmsford MA everyday which got old pretty quick after doing it for a year.
                      "Life is about how you
                      respond to not only the
                      challenges you're dealt but
                      the challenges you seek...If
                      you have no goals, no
                      mountains to climb, your
                      soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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                        #26
                        Congratulations Pete on Your New Apt & Get Yourself A Mobile Standing FrameorWhlchair

                        Hi Pete,
                        Congratulations on your new apartment. BOY! you sure found a suitable wheelchair friendly apartment in a hurry. You move fast. I suggest you try & get yourself either a mobile standing frame or a power or manual standing wheelchair in order to access your microwave & the upper kitchen cabinets.
                        The Standing Wheelchair Company makes a standing wheelchair that is power & also make one that is manual w/a hydraulic standing feature. LEVO also makes a power standing wheelchair as well as PERMOBIL. I hope you have many happy years in your new home & best of luck to you on the new job.
                        Hope to see you at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games this July in Denver Colorado. .

                        Take Care Pete,
                        BOB

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