So I just moved in to my new place in Silver Spring. It's a little dingy, but about a 7 minute walk to the metro which is then a 30 minute ride into town, give or take. In direct contravention of some advice a Peace Corps official in Zambia gave me, it is a basement. However, it's in a nice neighborhood and hopefully I can schedule in some outside time during the week. So far, so good.
The next step, I suppose, would be to purchase some kind of device I can put my clothes in. And perhaps a desk, given that I work at a magazine.