We thought we would give you a tour of our apartment. We have discovered that we live in an addition to the original house. The addition is about five years old. As I said before the deli that is downstairs is not in business. The woman who owned it passed from this life doing what she loved, running her deli. Apparently that happened six or seven years ago and it hasn't been open since. The plan is to get it back into working order, but the owner of the building just does a little here and there to fix it up. There are four apartments in the building. One is on the main floor, two on the second (we are one of them) and one on the third floor. All the parking is in the back which is also where the door that gets us in is located. When we got here we weren't sure which door was ours. We stumbled around trying to figure it out. Then we discovered that one of the doors opens up and lets us up to the second floor. We have to go up ten steps to get into the building and then another nine to the second floor. It is a good thing our knees work well!
Our neighborhood is really quaint. We took a long walk today and loved checking out all the homes. The styles are so much different than those found in California. We were curious about what architectural styles they were so we did some research and discovered they are Cape Cod, Colonial, Dutch Colonial and Cottage. Our neighborhood is all homes. We didn't see one apartment house on our walk. The road we live on can be a bit busy. It isn't a very wide road, but lots of cars use it as a thoroughfare.
Check out the pictures of our "nest." The first one is our living room, followed by our desk which is in the living room. Next is our bedroom. We have no bedspread on the bed because we don't want to spend the money to get one. Our decorative pillowcases are the ones John and Merry Weddle made for us that look like missionary tags. Next is our cozy kitchen. The last two pictures are taken from our front window and show the homes directly across the street.
We are happy to have this apartment. It is really nice and we are blessed to have it. Some of the other Senior missionaries apparently don't have such nice surroundings.
We are working on hanging pictures on the walls.