We Are Saving Money by Living Together

My brother and I both work long hours, and we don’t spend a lot of time at home because of it. We were both renting apartments and realized that we were wasting a lot of money by having our own apartments rather than sharing the cost and just having one apartment between the two of us. Neither of us are really home other than to eat and sleep, so we started looking at apartments in Draper to see if it would be better for the two of us to go in together on an apartment.

As soon as I saw the apartments at Beacon Hill, I knew that they were the right ones for us. The rooms are nice and large, and the one that I was looking at has two bedrooms and each one has a full bath. The rent is just a bit more than what I was paying for a single room apartment, but we are halving the cost of not only the apartment but also the utilities. The really neat thing about getting this apartment together is that we are going to end up having even more at a lower cost for each of us because of the apartment and community amenities.

There is a nice pool, a fitness center, and enough parking for everyone if we have friends over. When I showed the information about the apartment to my brother and showed him how much we would each save every month, he agreed with me that it would be in our best interest to go in on this together. We were able to apply for the apartment online, and it did not take long before they told us that we were able to move in. It is nice having more room and having a bit more money in my bank account every month since we did this.

Covering Up a Tattoo I No Longer Wanted

When I decided I wanted to look into tattoo sleeves, I decided to first look online. I already had a couple of tattoos on my left arm, but they were not ones that I wanted anymore. I was foolish one night and had my girlfriend’s name tattooed on my arm along with a couple of hearts. The irony of that is that the tattoo would have definitely lasted longer than my relationship with her since she broke up with me not even two months later.

I had looked into getting both removed, but I realized that I could take care of the problem even better with a sleeve instead. Thankfully, her name is short, and it was done in such an intricate font that it would be easy to design another tattoo around it. I had been thinking of different tattoos, and I finally went online to get some ideas. That is the best decision I had made in a very long time, because it did not take me long to find the one that I wanted to get. As soon as I saw the sleeve that had a wolf howling underneath a tree that was underneath a full moon, I knew it was the one that I wanted to have.

The really great thing about this is that the tattooist did not have to figure out a way to weave her name into a design. It was just part of the grass, which was a solid black color. Her name along with the hearts was completely covered up by the sleeve design, and the entire tattoo looks so much better than what was there before. I have gotten a lot of compliments on it too, and the tattoo artist who did it has had a few more customers because of the great work he did.

An Apartment Complex for Families

I have two young children, but it is not as hard as some people might think it is since I am a single parent. I work from home, which makes it so much easier. I did hit a snag a few months ago, but it ended up being one of those things where life turned out better for it. We were living in an apartment that sustained a lot of water damage from a burst pipe. We had to look at apartments in Hattiesburg Mississippi because there was no way we could live there because of the damage.

Thankfully, I had renter’s insurance, so I was able to get new furniture as well as other things. I still had to find a new apartment though. I thought it would take a while, but it was easier than I thought it would be. I looked at three bedroom apartments first. Even though my two kids share a bedroom right now, I knew that they would not always want to do that. I figured I would look for a three bedroom now rather than hear fighting in a couple of years. When they saw the apartment that I was looking at, they told me that they would each take their own room now, so it worked out.

The nice thing is that there is a really nice playground at this new apartment complex. There is also a small theater where two dozen people can watch a film together, a nice swimming pool, and a large lake that people can walk around. It is also a place where pets are allowed, which is something the girls have been wanting but we never could before. Life definitely threw me lemons a few months ago, but I made some delicious lemonade from it. The girls love it here, and I know that we are not moving again anytime soon.

Our New Master Bathroom is Amazing with the Glass Shower Enclosure

We used to have a tub with a shower curtain in the so-called master bathroom in our house. The toilet was a small one that made you feel like you were sitting on the floor when you used it. The sink had an old wooden vanity underneath it that had seen better days. When we did the remodeling, we picked all new stuff that took us out of the Dark Ages of indoor plumbing. We got our enclosure from a place that does shower doors in Union County NJ. It is all glass instead of having wooden walls covered with tile on the inside and drywall on the outside.

We did not want to go from one booth to another one. That is how the tub and shower curtain felt. It kind of reminded me of the voting booths we have at the town hall. You climb in, close a curtain and vote on the machine. The shower was not much bigger. Our new shower is custom built. There is no tub. The floor is tiled and has a special drain made so no raised edge is needed to trap water. Then the glass shower enclosure surrounds the space. It is really nice. We have a nice bright light above the shower. The old one was dark. Once you closed that curtain, it cut off most of the light coming from the ceiling light in the center of the bathroom. Now we have plenty of light and even a heater built into the ceiling.

The new shower enclosure combined with the amazing shower head makes me feel like I am bathing under a waterfall on my own tropical island. It is really a nice experience to shower in the morning before work now. It gives me a few minutes of peace and relaxation. I enjoy it more than I did soaking in the old tub. Now our bathroom has both a nice shower enclosure and a tub.