Suzanne couldn't' believe that we had not chosen #108. She pointed out many advantages. Needless to say, I pulled rank and Pam and I started moving things to our new apartment on the 18th floor
. It didn't take long before we had things organized and we were starting to settle in. We had one problem in that our king-size bed in the master only had a queen size mattress. With the help of our new friend Sherrie from the Foreign Office, we were able to request the Huidong Hotel to help us procure a western style mattress like the one that we had been sleeping on for the last part of our stay there. They were gracious and did order one for us which is being shipped in from Chengdu as we speak. So our new bed will be delivered and installed by early next week. Now all we have to do is secure some appropriate pillows.
We have three Bedrooms, two baths and a sizable kitchen. However, I do have to stoop at the kitchen counter as they are quite a bit lower than in the US and I keep bumping my head on the ventilator hood over the stove. Imagine me being too tall.
No real complaints, but the entrance to the apartments and the common areas are not well maintained. Ghetto hallways and elevators, nice apartments. That about sums it up.
It was the day we were suppose to move from the hotel where we had lived for some three weeks. It was the same day that the majority of the interns were departing for the US. We had decided on the Apt on the 16th floor and had already moved some of our belongings there. We had not visited the 18th floor Apt occupied by the boys as all they had done was complain about the hot water and the shower in both bathrooms. Suzanne, Alice and Ellen were going to move out of 16 and up to 18 when we moved in. The fates were with us however. Suzanne asked me to come up to the 18th to look at something that had to be fixed. When I did, I was shocked. The apartment was lovely, more spacious than 16 and the layout was much more conducive to where we would be comfortable for the next two years.