This post is dedicated to Nicole who lives in a real house and is fixing it up all the time. I aspire to be a DIYer like her. Maybe not in a rental, but somewhere down the road. She challenged me to show pictures of my digs because I keep bugging her to show pics of hers:
Oh, hotel room
Oh, hotel room
You bring me joy and pain
Your square footage is small
There’s no privacy at all
Strike the joy, you only bring pain.
I should say though that I do consider it a blessing for us to be living in the neighborhood we’re going to be living in, so I was and still am prepared to go through what we need to go through to be able to live there. Even living in a hotel room this size for six weeks. It looks messy in this picture, it isn’t that messy all the time. Hey look! You can even see one of our cats looking out the window, probably trying to plan his escape. Really though, you’re not seeing the whole room. I am standing in the expansive kitchen with the bathroom to the right of me. See:
Well, you really can’t see all that well (Ashlyn took the picture, she’s 2). I lied, the kitchen is nowhere near expansive. Here’s another one she took:
That’s our dresser/tv stand. Yes, that is food on the bed, why do you ask? We’re in a hotel room, we take liberties.
Here’s where Reagan sleeps:
After day two we stopped pulling out the fold-out bed, per her request. Here’s where Ashlyn sleeps:
Those are sheets and towels strategically placed around her pack n play to prevent her from seeing us at night, which keeps her awake longer. She’s sacked out here though.
So, that’s our living quarters in a nutshell. It basically is a nutshell. In eight days we’ll be living in a mansion…ish house with no furniture or household goods. That still has to be scheduled to be delivered and I want it delivered after we paint. Painting, that’s my DIY project for the rental.