My escape plan is set. I'll be leaving my sleazy Lynn apartment on May 31st and moving into the third floor of a funky cliffside house on "Little Nahant". The new place (131 Wilson Road, Nahant, MA) has a patio, garden, and a living room with an awesome view of the beach. Plus, I'm going to get a washing machine so I never need stinkin' quarters to do my laundry again. Woo hoo! Before I toured the place I was worried that being on the 3rd floor would complicate my windsurfing gear schlepping, but it turns out there's no problem, because the third floor is actually the first floor when accessed from a driveway on the upper side of the cliff. Heh heh heh.
It's more expensive than where I've been living, but it's a 2 bedroom, and once I split it with a roommate I'll actually be paying less than I am now.
This is the view from the living room. Lynn looks a lot better from this distance than from the inside.