It’s Cleveland, how cold could the winters be?

Things to remember when moving in to a new apartment:

  • Coordinate with your roommate so you don’t end up with duplicates of household items. (We have two identical blenders, although hers doesn’t have the milkshake carafe…)
  • Living on the east side and working on the west side means that getting up even twenty minutes past your alarm (let alone two and a half hours) will result in your being late to work.
  • Cats apparently love to explore the space above the drop ceiling.
  • Basement apartments have interesting TV signal reception.
  • Where laundry and parking are concerned, there is no such thing as having “too many quarters.” (Or even “enough quarters.”)

Squishy (the cat) is doing just fine, although it was an exciting four days for both her and my roommate. In other news, I’m starting a new job the week after next. FedEx Office, which is still not a writing job, but it’s better than the warehouse business I’ve had going on, in some form or other, for the past four years. Better pay, better benefits, closer to home. Oh yeah, and I don’t have to get up at three in the morning to get there on time.

The entry title comes from the fact that I didn’t realize until the other day that we have no thermostat in the apartment. I’m comfortable calling that something I should have noticed before. Oh well. Actually, given the radiators and the general temperature of the water in the shower (I have a theory that all the hot water, in the world, actually comes from our building) it might actually be pretty warm in here this winter.

Nice problem to have in Cleveland.


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