As a serial renter (I’ve been renting apartments, duplexes and houses since I started college in 2003), I feel like nearly every place I’ve lived in has something that makes me go hmmm.
- Who would ever paint a wall that color (and why won’t they let me paint over it if I promise to paint it back)?
- Why does the washing machine have to hook up to the kitchen sink to work? (Seriously!)
- Isn’t it time to replace the dishwasher that never seems to clean anything?
Well, my friends, the home we just moved into is no different. It’s definitely the nicest place I’ve ever rented (yay!), but there are three big things that make me go hmmm.
1. The color of the walls in the guest room.
Pretty sure this one doesn’t need an explanation.
2. This random ledge with a gas hookup.
The homeowners had a decorative little stove thingy hooked up there that we thought they’d be leaving when they moved out, but they took it and we’re left with a totally random elevated ledge with a gas hookup. Any recommendations as to what we should put there?
3. Absentee washer and dryer.
I’m really heated about this one, but I’ll keep my venting limited on the blog otherwise I might start dropping f-bombs.
When Ryan and I toured the house, there was a washer and dryer in the laundry room. No where in the advertisement for the house did it say “no washer and dryer” or “washer and dryer hookup.” No where. Our lease didn’t say that the tenants were responsible for providing their own washer and dryer and we didn’t know that this would be our responsibility until Ryan picked up with keys to the place (after we submitted our deposit!) on Friday.
I was ready to send a flaming bag of Sadie’s doodie to our realtor when, after calling him to ask what the heck was going on, he said “a washer and dryer is a ‘furnishing’ not an ‘appliance’” and they didn’t have to disclose that they would be taking the washer and dryer to us.
Um, what? Pretty sure that a washer/dryer does not equal a couch, sir.
And on that note, let’s move along to lunch… also known as something I prepared using an “appliance” not a “furnishing.” (Can you sense the bitterness? )
Today’s lunch was a delicious chocolate peanut butter smoothie… with a touch of almond flavah!
In the mix:
- 1 c. almond milk
- 1 scoop Optimum Nutrition chocolate casein protein powder (casein = extra thick!)
- 1 c. frozen strawberries
- 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 large handful fresh spinach
Enjoyed with a spoon out of my favorite Anthropologie mug.
I have a feeling I’m going to be blending up another smoothie around 4 p.m. to fuel me through our big move this evening. Watch out, furniture! I’m going to own you!