Say “hello” to my new home, the pink one on the right. Despite being pink (inside and out) and small (every time I bump my head on the hanging light, I think of J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous beginning to “The Hobbit”: “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit.”), it’s actually a nice place to live.
It’s definitely a small place, just a bedroom/living room, a very small kitchen, and a bathroom. There’s an old ceramic furnace that burns wood for heat; it’s called a soba in case you were curious. There’s no internet access but what I can manage to get on my phone. There’s no dishwasher, but I haven’t used one of those since cooking for Campus Life kids in my house two years ago. There’s no oven, but I do have a double-burner electric stove thing that works great for what I need. There’s no fridge, but I’ve been discovering just how little I need one. There’s no washing machine or dryer, but my neighbors have kindly offered to let me use their washing machine, and three laundry lines in front of the house get my clothes dry enough. It does have electricity, though, and plenty of hot water. And a few cockroaches I can’t seem to get rid of completely… 😦