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Grad School Adventures and NEW APARTMENT

Grad School Adventures and NEW APARTMENT

Erin,

It’s Independence day!

Not the holiday though – I’m talking about rejoining the scary adult world and moving back to Waterloo for even more school!

You’ll remember that the entire point of this blog was to keep connected and share parts of our life with each other during the long distance friendship stretches. I intend to kick off the first away-from-home entry with an introduction to my apartment through a series of photos (and I expect you to say “ooooh” and “ahh” for every single one of them).

First stop, the bedroom. This baby is a spacious 8×8 1/2 feet but it definitely has killer natural light. It’s so spacious that I will hit my desk chair when rolling out of bed in the morning, which makes for a really cool array of bruises on my legs. I like to think of it as making a form of living art.

The place comes with your standard plumbing, livable bathroom, scary hallways, and friendly overhead spiders. My favourite touch is the large balcony and I fully intend to make coffee and sit outside on it. One of these days. It’s a work in progress.

It’s pretty difficult to find a budget-friendly apartment in Waterloo with less than four bedrooms (and therefore four people on the lease). I’m only living with two other girls though, and we were really lucky to find a 3-bed with a nice bathroom and a washer/dryer combo in the unit. All nice things! Whether three girls can stand to share one bathroom for a year, we’ll have to see. I’ll keep you posted on that one.

But the best part is that I’m already greening the place up. It turns out that my apartment is right on the number 12 bus line – which just so happens to stop at a very fancy and well known nursery in Kitchener. It was there that I made two new friends to bring back to the apartment!

The only downside was that it 45 minutes to bus back and everyone was shooting me strange looks the whole time. I guess very few people regularly carry houseplants along for the ride on public transit.

It almost makes up for the fact that I killed my other plant. Yes, it was a succulent. Yes, I overwatered it. But that won’t happen with these new plants, I promise – and if they do die, then they don’t have what it takes to make it in my home!

They’re perched on my desk right now and it makes a pretty nice view at night. Take a look:

Recognize any of the polaroids in the background?

I’m off to pump that dead succulent with 50 CCs of coffee now and hope for a miracle.

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