I really like the layout of my apartment. My room and my roommate's room are on opposite sides of the apartment. The living room is in the middle. We each have our own bathroom!
|My bedroom. In case you couldn't tell, I really love America :)|
|The other side of my room. That door leads to my bathroom.|
|The view outside my bedroom window. Not too bad, eh?|
|The living room.|
|The dining area.|
- A Toaster: I thought I had it made when I showed up at my apartment with the basic breakfast items, bread and butter. However, when I woke up the next morning ready to eat some slightly-browned toast covered in melted butter, I was bitterly disappointed. Alas...I had forgotten a toaster. I spread the cold butter over my cold bread and ate it with as much cheerfulness as I could muster. Advice: Don't live without one of these wonderful inventions.
- Shower Curtain Rings: Who knew little plastic circles could be so essential to one's happiness? I woke up Sunday morning to accomplish the usually painless task of getting ready for church but found myself faced with a dilemma. I had a shower curtain (which my old roommate Heidi so willingly and generously bestowed upon me) but I had nothing to hang it up with. In a desperate attempt to make do with what I had, I flung the curtain over the bar and taped it so that it hung straight and would block (most) of the water from reaching the floor. Never in my life have I felt more white-trash than I did then. Advice: If you don't have shower curtain rings, find some other means besides tape to hang up your curtain. It turns out hot humid air and cheap adhesives don't really mix.
- A Microwave: There's nothing worse than making a bunch of delicious food, putting it in tupperware to save for later, and then realizing that your now cold food is inedible because there is no microwave on your counter to heat it up with. Advice: If you are unfortunate enough to not own a microwave, make only one serving of whatever deliciousness you want to eat so that you don't end up with leftovers.