The Apartment

Picking a place to live is one of the most stressful things about moving. I mean, that place is going to be your  home. Where you chill out, cook meals, lounge around. If you don't like your home, you might as well kiss your sanity goodbye. Amirite??

So, Dave and I waded through hundreds of apartment postings and narrowed it down to our top 10 favorites. We called to ask about leases that day (Saturday) but Monday and Tuesday were national holidays in Dominica, so we knew we wouldn't hear back until Wednesday at the earliest. The waiting game began. And I think we can all relate to that feeling. Worries constantly racing through your mind. Are they going to call back? Will we get one that we want? What if they're all taken already?

Well, bright and early Wednesday we did hear back! Dave got a call from the landlord of our number ONE apartment pick (one word: LUCKY!!)! Ten minutes later Dave was over at the apartment, sent me pics, and by 9:30 AM the lease was signed! We really lucked out. And that is such an understatement.

Pros about the apartment:
  • It's brand spanking new! We are the first tenants.
  • It has two full bathrooms (which we didn't expect).
  • Wall mounted flat screen TV's in each bedroom.
  • The bedrooms are spacious and very nice.
  • 110 volt outlets in every room.
  • Huge beautiful kitchen.
  • There are AC units in both bedrooms.
  • We have a great balcony looking out over Dominica .
  • There is a private pool for our apartment complex being built (should be ready by May!).
  • It's only a short 5 minute walk to campus from the apartment.
  • Fenced back yard for PJ to go out and play in.
  • Has a back up generator in case we lose power.
  • Bugs aren't an issue at these apartments due to it being at a higher elevation (YAY!!).

Cons about the apartment:
  • We don't really have a living room. The kitchen is massive so we're going to try to rearrange furniture to make more of a living room, though.  So really, this isn't a huge con.

You didn't think I'd let you go without showing pictures, did you?

Kitchen/Dining/Living Room Area

Kitchen Table & Entry to Rooms

Master Bedroom (pic 1 of 2)

Master Bedroom (pic 2 of 2)

Master Bathroom (obviously just a pic of the shower, lol)

PJ's room & Door to Balcony (don't worry, we'll kid-proof the door)

PJ's Bathroom

And last but not least, 110 volt outlets in every room!!!!!!! YAY!


  1. Looks great! PJ is going to LOVE having his own room!

  2. Looks great, Nikki! You're gonna be living it up nicely :)