Thursday, November 13, 2008

First Impressions

It is the end of my first day in Baltimore and I'll see if my brain can process everything enough to try and share with you some of what I'm thinking. I'm majorly sleep deprived, so we'll see how it goes......

First, I do like the apartment. It's obviously much smaller than our house, but after spending time in Tiffany and Michael's dorm size apartment, this feels like a lot of room. The bathroom is very small, but it's the only place I have been able to "nest" by adding a colorful shower curtain.



The washer/dryer situation will probably be one of my greatest opportunities to practice giving thanks for everything. They're the stackable kind and the washer has only about 6 inches of room for me to get the lid open. There's nothing that can be done to change that, so unless I want to go to the laundry room downstairs and pay to use a larger one, it's what I will live with for the first year here.

I mentioned before that we have a parking space in an actual lot which is a wonderful provision. But I will still have to lug everything from the car into the lobby of the building, unlock the door, and go up the elevator or stairs to get to our apartment. While that will help me with the exercise I keep saying I want to increase, I'm thinking that will get old sometimes. However, the view from the parking lot to the front door of the building is one I will probably never get tired of.







We'll be able to bring most of our furniture when we actually move, so that will help make it seem more like home. For now, we're using stuff that's been rented and there's not a lot of light in the rooms. But I love the brick that's on the wall in our bedroom and in the living room.





We went to Hamp's work today so he could show me and Michael around and I got this picture of Michael sitting at Hamp's desk.



That pretty much sums up the day and tomorrow Hamp has to go to work. Michael and I will do some exploring and hopefully we'll get to see Ellis and his family if he's feeling better. Thanks for checking on us and keeping up with our continued adventures.

5 comments:

Erin said...

THat is an amazing apartment! I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! Just think with the additon of a couple of pictures and a quilt or two it will seem like your new (though Yankee) home! I never imagined you and Hamp above the Mason-Dixon. :)
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Looks like they've packed a lot of character into a small apartment. Looks like a place I would love to visit. Love ya, Janet

Suzanne Mitchell said...

Nesting is so important - thank God for shower curtains! :) The brick is gorgeous and the view is awesome - it really is going to be a great adventure! Already looking forward to visiting.....
Love you - Suzanne

Glenda said...

The apartment looks cozy. I'm sure when you are able to move your own things into the apartment it will have the same welcome feeling your home here in GA has always had..."home"! Love you and miss you!