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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The New Apartment

We are finally settled in our new duplex.  Before I share photos of the sparseness I must remind you that we have been living in a hotel and out of suitcases for over 6 months.  That living situation has made us very grateful for this apartment even though it reflects the bare minimum we are trying to get by on.

So here goes, this is the entryway. 

The heating for this house is under the floor, so all the floors are heated, including the garage-our car really appreciates this as the temperature keeps dropping outside.

The living room is big and rather empty.  We use it for the music room, see Larry's guitar in the corner.

The living room also has a gas fireplace which is really nice.  It is temperature controlled to regulate the flame.

The dining room is VERY portable as you can see.

When we want to have a romantic dinner we just move the 'furniture' in front of the fireplace.

The kitchen has a bar which we use as our computer center.

The kitchen is complete with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher.  Of course, since we only have 2 plates, 2 glasses, 2 cups, etc.  I don't have much use for the dishwasher.

On the other side of the apartment is the laundry room, bedrooms, and bath.

The laundry room is really nice.  It has a washer, dryer, sink and table top for folding clothes. 

It is large enough for ironing and to store the vaccuum and mop.

This is the hall closet and it is about 8 feet long with 3 shelves all the way across.  We use it as our library and dresser, at last our clothes are out of suitcases!!

The apartment has 2 bedrooms.  We leave one empty and only use the closet.

The other bedroom has our beds, and I use the term loosely.  These are camp cots and we use our sleeping bags for padding under the blankets.  They are certainly not as comfortable as a bed but not too bad so far.  Twin beds is not the best but they will travel much better than anything larger.

The main reason we decided to go with such portable furnishings is because of the duration of our stay in Superior.  It looks like we will be here for 3 months and then head back to North Dakota.  Everything we have bought can be easily packed and hopefully we will have enough room to bring it all with us.

Our next challenge will be finding an apartment in Minot, ND.  Sure hope there is more availability this year!

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