I am super super happy with my living situation right now. My housemates are the three most awesome people ever. We're living in a new development built especially for graduate students that just finished this summer. We're literally the first people to live in this place. I can take all the baths I want, knowing I am the only person who has ever rubbed a butt on the bottom of the tub. It's unimaginably liberating. The place is a 3-story townhouse with four rooms and three (!!!) bathrooms. As an added bonus, we got lucky and got the actual best townhouse in the whole development, right on the lake. I look out my window and that's all I see -- trees and water.
(This place is in contrast to the place I had last year, which was possibly one of the most depressing places I've ever lived -- and yes, it was worse than sleeping under someone's bed for a year.)
Here are some photos of my favourite place in this dump of a town:
Please note the all-important lollypops on the desk: key for the student lifestyle. (But actually: a classmate and I were in my room working on a presentation when he suddenly asked "do you have any candy? I can't continue" and I was like WELL SIR AS A MATTER OF FACT I AM EXTREMELY PREPARED FOR THE OCCASION so what we've learned here today, kids, is to always have sweets on hand for life's emergencies)