Prepare to feel sorry for me.
Peter and I decided to live on campus. We figure it will save us about $12,000/year. $12,000 sounds like enough to make it a no-brainer, right? Wait until you see the pictures below to decide.
Welcome to Westgate apt 1306, our first apartment in Boston. Peter’s program started at the beginning of the summer, which made moving into campus housing difficult. We had to sublet apt #1, then move into a hotel for one night, then move into apt #2 which we are subletting for three months, then we move into our own apt in August.
When I first walked into apt #1, I was so excited about the view that I didn’t notice anything else. It’s it fantastic? I love it! It’s so fun to watch the sailboats and rowers on the Charles.
Then I noticed the floor. We haven’t let our bare feet touch this floor. And I thought my Portland floor was bad.
Then I noticed the bathroom. No, that is not my shower curtain.
Then I noticed the kitchen. My dad remarked that the kitchen is “the size on an orange crate”. And do you see that tiny oven? It’s depressing. I haven’t had the strength to bake anything in there. A week without pie = sad Sommerkorns.
I even found this in my cupboard. To you and me it’s a jar of crusty fish. To a Korean, it’s myulchi.
After 8+ hours of scrubbing, the place is still not clean.
So what do you think, would you live here to save yourself $12,000/year?