We didn't get to do a lot of exploring this last week so we thought we might just give you a tour of our apartment and show you where we live. We feel very fortunate to have quiet space (for the most part) that we can clean quickly and be comfortable in when we are able to be home. (Spoiler alert - Ralph and Dixie don't go any further. We don't want you to be mad at us....)
I think we told you before that we are on the second floor of an apartment building. There are 8 units in this building divided into two sections. In each section there are two downstairs and two upstairs that open into the same area. In our section of 4 there are missionaries living in two of them (us and the Elders) a member couple in one. Did you know that Alaska has the third highest number of members of the church per capita in the US? It is right behind Utah and Idaho.
As you enter our apartment, you look directly into the living room. The kitchen and dining room (part of the living room) are on the left and the hallway to the bedrooms/bathroom is on the right.
|From front door into living room|
|Looking to the right into the living room|
|From living room into dining room. (All those nice big windows are on the south side -|
lets in lots of light.)
|Looking from entryway to the left into the kitchen.|
|From dining room through service slot into kitchen.|
|Looking from entryway to the right down the hallway. Closets (coat and utility) on the right.|
This used to be the manager's apartment and the middle door went into the office, which is now a separate unit.
|At the end of the hallway, looking straight ahead into the bathroom.|
|At the end of the hallway, looking left into our bedroom.|
|Yes, that is a king-size bed. Our comforter just barely covers the top.|
|At the end of the hallway, looking to the right into the extra bedroom/sewing/utility room.|
|This room is where your air mattress will repose when you come to see us. |
Believe me, you won't be able to afford a motel room. At least in the summertime.
The only disadvantage to our apartment is that we don't have a washer or dryer. The laundry room, however, is just downstairs and the management keeps it clean and serviceable. And it's not too expensive. The other disadvantage is the stairs, but every time I complain about hauling the groceries up the stairs, I remember Ralph and Dixie carrying theirs for miles from the stores to the boat and I try not to make a fuss.
And we've told you about our mission vehicle. This is our 2014 Nissan Frontier crew-cab pickup. Very nice vehicle, even if it is a bit rough riding (4x4 drive) and only gets about 14 mpg. Monday we have an appointment to change the studded snow tires for the summer tires.
This is the greenspace across the street. It is the view we see out our living room windows. This summer it will look much better than this we are told. We are also told by the lady who lives downstairs that there is a moose that frequents this space quite often, especially late in the evenings. We'll let you know if we ever see her (the moose not the neighbor).