Well, hubby and I did it. We are in our new apartment. And I couldn't be happier. We live in one of three newer brick buildings with eight tenants in each one. Dogs are allowed so I see a lot of pet lovers around...and I love that!!!! The dogs are basically quiet. The apartments are VERY quiet. Haven't even heard much from the apartment above us (we are on the first of two floors). Only time we heard anything was when somebody must have been putting a nail in the wall to hang a picture. Other than that, it is as quiet as our houses have been all day long. I am on a two week vacation now so I'm here to monitor things all day. I love having every modern convenience without having to fix them. I love not having to pay heat and water. Water tends to be expensive around here. We put in all "economic" lightbuilbs so our electric bill should be low. Rent is very low in this area because we are not near a major city....for one month, with $25 month per dog.....we only have $625 and that covers all our household bills except for electricity. We are also not out in the sticks. We live in the equivalent of what would be considered a small city...18,000 people, no farms, not rural, just small and friendly. Lowish crime. All in all, I was afraid I'd hate apartment life, but I really like it. It's much easier and quicker than owning a house. All the kids are gone now, yet they are never gone....call nonstop when anything goes wrong...lol. Jumper went to college yesterday, called all excited. She had her first volleyball practice and everyone was really nice and already made friends...the volleyball team had to report to school three weeks early. She is in a dorm that is very nice and air conditioned.When she comes home, her room is ready in our new apartment. She was able to fix it before she left. Just checking in. I hope everyone has a nice, peaceful and serene day/week Take care!