A Place to Call Home…For a Few MonthsApril 13, 2009
Above: One of the buildings at Chatham. Pretty!
There are three housing complexes for CPs–Vista Way, Chatham Square, and Patterson Court. Vista Way is the oldest, smallest, and also has a reputation for being a bit crazy at times. This does NOT sound like the place for me. I’m not against fun, but what I am against is stepping out of my door in the morning into a big pile of sick left by one of the revelers from my neighbors’ party.
Chatham and Patterson are both quite a bit newer, with Patterson being occupied for the first time just last year. This means that all of the appliances and furnishings will be newer! So no years-old gunk stuck in the can opener, and minimal stink in the microwave. Chatham’s just a couple of years older, though, and the apartments are larger. Plus, Chatham has a bus stop where CPs can catch a shuttle to the parks, the grocery store, etc. Patterson residents have to walk over to Chatham to catch a bus.
When I check in on August 12th, I’ll be able to state a preference for for which complex I live in. I’m planning to request Chatham. Check-in starts at 9 a.m., so I’m hoping to be there plenty early. That will help my chances for getting my choice. There are no guarantees, but I’ve got my fingers crossed.