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Friday, September 05, 2008

My apt

This morning (beginning in the wee hours of the middle of the night) as I was awake listening to my upstairs neighbor’s “relaxing” music, I had lots of time for thinking.

Let me first say that living in an apartment after a nice big house is an adjustment. For example, I knew a sound wasn’t coming from my house, but I could still hear it clearly this morning. It was a synthesizer piano playing 5 measures of a melody with a very simple (3-note arpeggio) chord progression as the accompaniment OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. At first, I thought it was some DVD menu music playing that 30 second song repeating itself in an endless loop. So I had fun trying to think of the cheesy movie my neighbor must have fallen asleep watching… But then, it changed! After about FOREVER of one awesome melody, a new song would start – so that means they played this ON PURPOSE!?!?! Seriously, one of the songs was Aluette. Ok, I know I am/was a piano teacher, but really? Does anyone actually LIKE to hear that melody over and over and over and over and over… or is once all you can take before you want to cover your ears and scream? To be fair, it was played quite soothingly but STILL!!!! AHHHHHLUETTE!!!! Needless to say, I was SO grateful when my air conditioner turned on so I wouldn’t have to hear it anymore. Yes, my air conditioner is loud enough to shake the whole room (but that is a whole different awesome).

But that is not the real purpose of this post.

I have been asked what my apt looks like, so for your viewing pleasure... here is my apt:




We are having lots of fun here in our little apt. I dont really feel very crammed (except when everybody is home for extended periods of time). We have been busy with football and soccer, and with the kids at school, we are honestly hardly home at alL!!! isnt this place AWESOME!

you can see we brought the essentials: tvs, computers, xbox... things that don't matter like toys, pictures, decorations, our real bed (joe and i are sleeping on charity's bed even though i think we exceed the weight limit), etc - those are all in storage...

7 comments:

Leslie said...

wow, lovin' the playroom! :)

Lydia said...

ha, neighbors, the exact reason I am soooo glad to be out of an apt and back in my home. (except mine had loud dogs and even louder trucks parked right next to my bedroom window that took 15 minutes to warm up at 5am)

tara said...

if we move from here in 9 months, this will be me! But we might have a job already landed with Space City A* so who knows.

Nice that you put a box for cold ones under the kids computer desk, I'm sure they appreciate that!

CDHowey said...

Love the apartment pictures. glad you finally posted new stuff. I love how you have things labeled... Play room, Joe's Ofc, Emily's Ofc, Dining room, etc.. You crack me up.
Love ya.
Dawn

Emily Webb said...

K I love it! And really who the heck needs toys and all the crap anyways! It just adds to the chaos!

Meredith said...

I totally feel for you, that is worse than our last apartment. We had a lady that lived above us who vacuumed at like 2:00 in the morning - it was so irritating. Definitely don't miss that part of being an apartment dweller!

Joe said...

exceeding weight limits on a bed is purely a subjective judgement... there is no scientific basis for knowing if you really have gone over a weight limit.