Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mi Casa Nueva!

For the first and last time in my life, I’m living alone.

Well, kind of. My apartment is at the back of some business offices owned by my school’s director & family. So Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM, I have some welcome company- including dos perros and some elusive gatos.

I am determined to make these two felines my friend, whether they want to be or not.

Some things that will take some getting used to:

-Queen sized bed: oh wait, I’m already thoroughly enjoying this royal luxury
-Outdoor kitchen: learning to follow the “clean before you cook” motto
-Outdoor sink: if the wind blows my hair into my mouth while i'm brushing my teeth one more time...
-All toilet paper is disposed in the trashcans: sometimes you just forget. What they don’t know will never hurt anyone, right?
-Washer, no dryer: clothesline will be my best friend.
-No dishwasher: working on those soft hands.
-The room that never gets used: Every place has one.
-Tall walls around the premise: safe but a little too secluded.
-Sketchy Internet: maybe this will encourage me to start reading more.
-Creepy noises at night: Like I said, I’ve never lived alone before.

Added bonuses:

-Queen sized bed: refer to section above.
-Hammock: too comfortable to do actual work in.
-Coffee Machine at the office up front: hourly lattes
-The room that never gets used: Plenty of room for visitors! Any takers?
-Hot water shower with strong water pressure: a commodity in Costa Rica.
-Mango Trees: scheduled to be ripe in a few months.

My parents left this morning and it hit me like a ton of bricks as they were driving away: this isn't just a nice hotel that we were staying in on vacay. This is my home. Just me. For a whole year. I'm in for the long haul. 

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