Whoa, guys. It's been awhile. Turns out your early twenties are a busy time in life. In the last year I started school to become a nurse, Brad graduated, we moved apartments, and Brad gained meaningful employment like a real adult that unfortunately requires a bit of a commute. Does this mean we get to sit at the adult table this Thanksgiving?
Next topic, let's chat about the new apartment. We moved in May (during finals and graduation) to the apartment that is directly on top of our old apartment. It's the same size but it has a different layout and a private entrance through a back patio area. Now, being who we are, we couldn't just move in somewhere that was ready to go. Just throw in a couch and wha-la, apartment! No, that will never do. We enjoy a challenge. "Give us all the old, yellowed, stinky wallpaper you can find," we said. Does it smell like cigars? Is it secretly double-layered? Hooray! We'll take that apartment, pretty-please.
Needless to say, this summer I learned how to strip wallpaper. It wasn't that horrible an experience until we started taking the decorative layer off the bedroom walls. We found long black hairs stuck to the adhesive on almost every panel, sometimes multiple hairs that looked carefully arranged. Loooong black hairs, Cher-length you could say, stuck in between layers of wallpaper from 20 years ago. I don't want to know, but really I kinda do because that is a weird thing to find, right?
|Why Cher, why?|
The best part about the new apartment is the bathroom. The whole apartment is the same size as the old one, so instead of 2 bedrooms we have 1 bigger bedroom and 1 huge bathroom. The cats are enjoying the Jacuzzi tub, it is a favorite place to sleep so far. I am enjoying having a separate little room for doing laundry and Brad is excited about the sink because he doesn't have to hunch over it. Unfortunately, that means I have to use a step stool or resign myself to splashing water everywhere. Compromises, compromises.
We've taken down all the wallpaper, repainted, and hung a few projects here and there. I hope to post an update with the improvements soon.