There’s nothing like waking up at noon with a sinus headache. I highly recommend the experience. Not.
The thing is, I had planned to Do Things today. I have to go pay my electric bill, and I wanted to check out the used furniture stores. Also I’m a little low on food, including cat food, so I have to go by the grocery store and grab a few things before I keel over and my cat eats me. (She was sniffing my face in a manner I found suspect as I lay in bed this morning. Remember, cats are only semi-domesticated.)
Speaking of groceries, I have been thinking about my frustrations with the apartment, and apartment living in general, and it occurred to me that every apartment, even the smallest studio, in this area is set up as though a family of at least four people were going to be living in it. I refer specifically to the kitchens and their full-sized appliances. Most apartment kitchens come with dishwashers, which IMHO are really unnecessary for a single person unless you are in the habit of giving frequent dinner parties. I do use my dishwasher, because I am really lazy, but I’ve lived without one for most of my life, and I find myself washing dishes by hand half the time anyway because I either have too few dishes to justify running the thing, or I am washing something that can’t be put in the dishwasher, like my French press coffee pot. But I would cheerfully yank the dishwasher out of that space it’s in and replace it with one of these. (A washer-dryer hookup is one thing I don’t have in this place. We have a laundry room but it’s not free.) Another thing I really don’t need is the full-sized refrigerator. Yes, I know this practically makes me un-American to say this, but I could get along quite well with a refrigerator this size. I really don’t buy a lot of food at once — I didn’t even when I had a car. I tend to buy just enough for a couple of meals, because I hate it when food goes to waste, as it invariably does when I buy large amounts of vegetables, meat, or so on. I can cook when I put my mind and effort into it but usually I am just looking for something to cram into my stomach so I can get back to the computer. Just think of the extra counter space I’d have if I removed that big unit I have now and put a small one in. I’d have a little more, anyway. Also, empty refrigerators are power-sucks, and I’d like the electric bill I do have to go down a bit.
Oh well, I don’t own the place. But it’s something to think about if and when I ever do make the jump from renter to owner. I really think I’d refurbish whatever place I bought into a proper single person’s residence.
Speaking of the electric bill, that’s one of the things I have to Do today, so I’d better get moving. Later, peeps.