K has lived in a four bedroom duplex in U town for the past 5 years. She has loved living there, as that is where she went to college and there is a lot to do. L moved into an empty bedroom (they've had several roommates over the years) about 3 years ago. Finally, K and another HS teacher roommate decided it was time to live in the town where they teach. They want to attend evening events without it being a major hassle. So they let their lease run out and moved to J town this week. When they gave up the duplex, they gave up a garage and a lot of space. However their apartment is fairly new and has a workout room and swimming pool. They are about a mile from school now.
So here is K's new apartment. (Very typical apartment in this area of the Midwest.)
You walk into their kitchen, which will mean keeping it cleaner than they have been accustomed.
They have a "small" great room. (You might notice that the cable is already working. It was a priority for one of the guys who helped them move. He knows what is important!)
This is the view off of their living room deck: nothing but open fields. Since they are a 2nd floor apartment, they have a beautiful view. I think their fingers are crossed that no building goes on behind them for a good, long while.
K's room was almost together when we visited this morning.
K is the daughter who loves frames. Frames with pictures, frames without pictures-- it doesn't matter much to her.
In fact, her project of the summer was to locate a frame she could turn into a magnetic board. We actually found this frame that had been converted into a box. (For displaying something at craft shows??) It is about 3 inches deep and has a pink fabric lining. She went to a welding shop and had them cut a piece of sheet metal to fit the frame. Then she primed and painted it a pale green. Now she has a place to display photos, invitations, and other things she doesn't want to lose or forget.
Move #2 will happen sometime in the next week or so when L vacates the duplex. She is staying in U town, but moving to a house with another teacher from her school. And then it will be time to clean the duplex before turning over the keys. I'm sure L will be happy when her move is over, too. You can bet I'll take pictures of move #2. I think everyone involved will be glad when this hectic month of moving is over.
About six or seven years ago we gave K a poster for her birthday. It hangs on her living room wall. You can see it over at Quoth She today. I couldn't wish for more for K & L.