Today I’m giving you views of the bigger picture of where I now live.
I’ve shown you bits and pieces of the living room and kitchen. I haven’t done much in the dining room or bedrooms yet. I’m going to have to rest up a bit I guess.
But I know you’ll want to see how it all pulls together because it’s hard to see areas and not know where they lead.
I’m standing on the other side of the dining room table. Believe me, there are stacks and stacks of things around it that I haven’t gotten to yet. And don’t want you to see it!
Things that will take me a while to find a place for.
Where I’m standing, the kitchen is right behind me.
The table is not angled. But it kind of looks that way from where I’m standing taking the photo.
The Furniture Behind The Couch:
Now you see what piece of furniture we put behind the couch. Ivy has claimed that as her space too.
You can see my recliner where I’m now sitting. It is where I work on this blog.
You can see, on the other side of the chair, a table that holds a lap desk with my laptop on it. When I sit down, I just reach over and pull it into my lap.
As you can see, Ivy makes herself right at home on any piece of furniture.
I need to try to find the paint I used on these green furniture pieces because they got kind of nicked up over the years.
Lowes was where I found “Crushed Oregano” green paint years ago. Maybe I can get a small container of it, I’m hoping.
Gracie doesn’t like to have her picture taken and I tried for some time this morning. Finally, I could only get one of her at her eating bowl in the kitchen by the coffee bar.
The Front Of The Apartment:
One of you asked me to take photos of the front of my apartment, so here it is. There is a wall where the mailboxes are (to the right) and a graveled area on the left.
The window you see is my kitchen window. I don’t have curtains up anywhere yet. I have to order brackets for the patio doors and then I guess I’ll ask the “can-do” man to hang them for me.
I tried the other day to get on the stepladder with my walking boot on and that didn’t work at all. I could only get one foot on it because of how wide it is.
So I just gave up. Which was probably a smart thing to do.
More of the front…
I can see possibly putting pots of plants/flowers here, but it’s pretty shady. There are two trees here in front and trees in back as well.
Here are the stairs for the neighbor who lives above me, who I met last week.
The sidewalk at the base of the stairs leads between more apartments toward the parking lot.
This lower left edge where you see gravel is where the parking spaces begin.
One other thing I like about this complex is that parking is only on the perimeter and away from all the apartments.
This is the view walking from the parking lot toward my apartment. You can see a small section of the sidewalk that leads to my front door in the middle.
I hope these photos helped you get a better idea of where things are in relation to one another.
Little by little I’m meeting the neighbors as I walk to my car or the trash. Everyone seems friendly and the management is very kind and receptive.