Monday, September 23, 2013
Dirty secrets revealed
We've been lucky enough to custom build our last two homes. We got exactly what we wanted and used the space efficiently. That's not exactly the case in our apartment now. Too many bathrooms, no basement or large laundry room, and a kitchen the size of a postage stamp (did I mention that?) but we are trying to call it home for this short time. Less than three months to go!
However, committing to a place for an interim period changes ones' perspective of "home" a bit. We had some intention to hang artwork as well as desperately wanting to not look at cardboard boxes sitting around, so we unpacked all of our pictures. This is as far as they have gotten.
Now that we are more than a quarter of the way through our time here it seems like a moot point to bother finding the hammer and nails. So this is our new art display. I'm sure it's stylish in some decorating magazine?!
We have a full bathroom downstairs that we won't be showering in but no place to put the cat food (so that the dog doesn't get to it) and no where to hang laundry. Voila!
Cat food in the bathtub and shower rod to hang up laundry. Hopefully I will always remember to stash my bras before company comes over.
I've come to the realization that there are some boxes that I just will not be unpacking. I don't have the time, energy, or desire to try and find a place for this... well, crap. Such as most of the items in this box:
I'm thinking that I can make it the next few months without the items in there. Possibly the rest of my life.
We've also made a new discovery. Apparently our children don't need beds to sleep in. Or bedrooms for that matter. Closets seem to be the desired sleeping quarters for the Williams' kids. I don't know why, but that's one battle I'm not going to bother fighting!
I guess now that you know all of our dirty little secrets I can invite you over for dinner!