20 March 2013

My Tokyo Apartment

In my last post I alluded to my new apartment.  It's time to announce to the world what I have set up for my dog and myself.

When I returned to Tokyo a month ago, this is what I came home to:

My southern windows.

View from my southern windows.

My western windows (I'm standing in front of my southern windows).
Now, you might remember my pledge to avoid spending money on my new apartment.  So far, I'm doing well!  My apartment came with a gas burner, a refrigerator, and a washing machine.  With David's help last Monday, I've managed to completely furnish my apartment through FreeCycle and a little foresight.

We planned for me to have my own home when we were still in Biloxi, so we sent my futon along with David's things ahead of time.  From FreeCycle, I received a bookcase, a coffee table, several decorating items, some kitchen items, and absolutely everything I needed for my new garden (and then some!).

My Kitchen.  You can see my water heater, my rice cooker, and my single burner.
Wine and FreeCycled Salt & Pepper Shakers 
Blurry view of my sink.
Cozy Bathroom.
Almost everything you see came from FreeCycle.
Standing in my kitchen, looking south into my living room.
The futon is perfect for this apartment.  It's a sofa by day and a bed by night. 
I'm still working out what I will put on the bookshelf.  Right now it's mail and gardening supplies.
Sitting on my sofa, looking west to my garden. I've planted corna and sunflowers in the planters you can see, so hopefully by summer there will be a green screen for more privacy.

Looking south, the building in the background is a preschool full of noisy, but apparently happy, children. 
Standing on my south balcony, which is a bit narrower than the west side.
Looking north on my west balcony.  You can see my washing machine and yogurt cups full of little seeds. 
Looking south, standing near my washing machine.  The small tree in the corner is my *olive tree*! 
I plan to put tomatoes in the two larger pots.  I'm not sure about the other ones. 
My tiny farm, future home of lettuce, radishes, herbs, and maybe cucumbers.
My street, looking south.
My street, looking north.

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