You would have thought that, having gone to bed at 8:00pm last night, I wouldn’t have had any trouble waking up this morning. And I didn’t, really. I woke right up when the alarm went off at 6:00am. I had breakfast and thought about launching into my list of Things To Do. But the weather was so gray and wet that I opted instead to curl up in a blanket on the sofa and read the history section of my Rick Steves travel book. And then I went back to bed until noon.
It was glorious and I only briefly berated myself for having wasted the day.
The afternoon was productive, though. I walked across town to pick up my resident ID card from a random post office branch. I ate lunch. I came back and worked on closing out some of the open items for my house in Seattle (property insurance, mold remediation, corresponding with the editors at Apartment Therapy who want to come out and do a bigger feature of my house in July). And since my remote login for work is malfunctioning, I’m distracting myself from the nearly 300 emails sitting in my inbox by writing a quick blog post.
I thought you might want to see what my temporary corporate housing looks like. It’s chic and cozy and very effectively air conditioned (I’m wrapped in a blanket as I type). There’s a complimentary yoga mat and a rubber duck but no paper towels. I can stay here through August, and I’m curious whether I’ll find long-term housing that’s half as nice.