At the beginning of this week, I finally received the keys to my new apartment, so I spent most of my spare time moving the 10 feet from apartment #1906 to #1905. This had to have been the easiest move of my moving life. I was able to carry and drag all the worldly possession that I have accumulated in Qatar all by myself. My move could not have come at a better time since my boys will be flying to Doha in 17 days. Now I have adequate space to host them and future guests who wish to visit me. Additionally, I can host a belated-birthday/house-warming party before the end of the semester.
The following are some hastily snapped and edited photographs of my new digs. If interested, please come visit and stay with me!
|Hallway leading from the entrance and the kitchen. There was a screw already drilled into the wall by the previous tenant, so I was able to hang one of my canvas prints.|
|My new apartment has more space so that I can have a dining area and fit two couches into my living room.|
|I am using the “guest room” as my bedroom. The room has a fantastic floor to ceiling window. I don’t know how I will install curtains in this room.|
|The “guest bathroom” will also serve as my personal bathroom. It is smaller, so I need to figure out a storage arrangement for my personal care products.|
|The “master bedroom” will serve as my guest room and spill-over entertaining room. I am also keeping some of my plants in this room for the time being.|
|I just purchased a second day bed in preparation for my sons’ visit. I also plan on turning all the mattresses in this room into majlis seatings when I host future gatherings.|
|My apartment has a bigger balcony area off of the main living room area. Now people don’t need to walk through my bedroom to access the balcony, unlike my previous apartment.|
|View of Lusail, the Pearl, and the Arabian Gulf from my balcony. This will probably be the only time that I ever live in oceanside property during the remainder of my lifetime!|