T minus six till move in day. Portland, we have apartment. The rent price is astronomical. I was desperate. But I'm happy to have gotten anything near campus. At least it's a brand new building. Very shiny.
One advantage of living with my parents, is that they have a professional grade espresso machine -- they just sold their coffee cart last year. Free lattes every morning. Shit, it has been a nice few weeks here.
Only four or five months up in this place. I must control my intense nest customization fetish and live light. I considered buying a rug, then instantly felt pangs of guilt. Palettes make a mighty fine bedframe. Milkcrates and zip-ties are definitely a shelf. You might call these things "retro". You are being far too kind.