In case you were wondering how apartment living was going….
3 months in to living in an apartment and more than ready to sign a contract on a house.
Let us first get to the unexpected benefits of apartment life…
Sinks drain slowly. Don’t care.
Dishwasher has a wicked tilt from being installed incorrectly. Don’t care.
Apartment is set at whatever temperature we want because heating and cooling bills are next to nothing. Don’t care.
Bathroom may not get cleaned that often. Don’t care.
No decoration.. anywhere really.. in the entire apartment. Don’t care.
Starbucks within walking distance. Care. And it’s awesome!
We really expected just to hop right back into apartment life without really having any growing.. I should say shrinking pains… which for the most part is true. But let me tell you..
After getting used to a full sized kitchen and 3 bathrooms. Whew.
I would say 80% of the time when once person is using the restroom the other person is outside of the door ready to use it as soon as the bathroom is open. I honestly don’t remember this. But when you had 2 open bathrooms at any time in the house you don’t ever have to worry about it.
Also, let’s talk about the kitchen for 2 clicks.
I have a total of 2 feet of counter space. TOTAL. Not even exaggerating. We are now used to hardly ever eating out and making almost everything at home. I’m a pretty patient person but 2 feet of counter space when trying to have a cutting board for raw meat and separate cutting board for vegetables is next to impossible (don’t worry, I don’t use the same one- it just equals a ton of dishes). Also, we seem to have a slight problem with bugs. Spiders in particular. Uggh!
Combine seeing spiders while trying to cook a dinner that includes meat and vegetables after a long day of work might result in a melt down. Might. Don’t ask Cale.
And not that we ever really watched a ton of T.V. but I’m really starting to miss the evening news and weather.
And the Bachelorette.
Honesty is the best policy my friends.
frantically house shopping house shopping with purpose. Our plan is to build (we think) and be out of our apartment by next spring.
We decided this apartment is cultivating good habits of doing dishes and cleaning up immediately after dinner and we’re getting more together time than we ever thought possible. Hey, when there’s only one room of your apartment you only have one choice!