Sunday, October 23, 2011
By the way, what is it with storage space. It just seems to fill up on its own. The walk-in closet in the bedroom/office is almost full. The exceptions are the two walk-in closets in our bedroom. We have very few clothes in them. We always seem to come to Houston with clothes for two weeks or so and then end up staying for months. It takes keeping the washing machine and dryer busy on a regular basis but it is amazing how long you can go with just a few clothes. It is getting a little harder right now because of the change in seasons. I mean, really, one can't go on wearing white cropped pants after the first of September. If you are old enough and from the South I'm sure you know that RULE.
Another thing that we are really appreciating in our apartment complex is the staff. They pick up our garbage at our door four times a week. If something breaks, they can usually fix it the same day. Last night about 8:00 PM we realized that the AC wasn't working. This morning at 8:00 AM they were at the door to fix it. Now we are sitting cool and comfortable. In a private home, I'm sure we could not have gotten anyone out to fix it until Monday or later. And God knows what it would cost.
I've never wanted to live in an apartment complex. Too many people, loss of privacy, no yard. But after living wall-to-wall in our Mexican colonia with only a patio and terrace, where every neighbor knows when you come and go, I guess I feel a little differently about apartment living.