My First Apartment in Texas

I started school in Austin, Texas this year which means this is going to be the first time that I have actually lived on my own! I’m super excited about it – I’ve lived in dorms and such but I’m going to be able to get my own apartment this time. Having my own place feels like a really big responsibility so I’ve been looking at all the electric companies in Texas trying to find the right deal for me. Back home, we didn’t have options like this. There’s only one electric company available to everyone which makes this a really cool perk for going to school here! I feel a little bit spoiled.

I’m nervous about moving into the apartment! I have no idea what to do with it since I don’t have much in the way of furniture. I’ve started shopping on Ikea for some ideas but with my finances having to be so tight due to going to school full time there won’t be much left over. Maybe I could make do with just a futon and some milk cartons as my table – I’ve totally seen that done before! It wouldn’t take too much effort to build my own furniture if I needed to.

I had a friend who did that. He would go through garbage dumps and those big green bins looking for materials to use and would cobble some sort of Frankenstein furniture out of them. It worked out pretty well; he always made sure to clean everything before he put to use! People thought it was a little odd but the guy had real talent with his craftsmanship and made some really stellar pieces. Maybe I could invite him down and convince him to help me build some of my own furniture, that would be awesome!

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