Monday, 19 June 2006
![Appliances in boxes viewed from the kitchen](http://www.salameander.com/uploads/20060619apartment.jpg ‘View from the kitchen’)
I can’t tell you how exciting it has been to see the apartment take shape over the past 2 weeks. It started off really quickly—lights went in, electric shower units, airconds, cabinets…then it slowed down, with only the cabinets needing the final touches. Mirrors and curtains also need to be installed. Yesterday I popped the vacuum cleaner out of its box and gave it a run (new toilet bowl syndrome, yes I know) through the entire apartment, and I must say I’m very pleased with how well it cleared off the bulk of the fine dust that has carpeted the floors. Han has been working really hard at being the handyman with the never-say-die attitude, and hustling the contractors almost on a daily basis.
More photos to come. I’m feeling crippled not having [Photoshop CS](http://www.adobe.co.uk/products/photoshop/main.html) at my disposal at work, and not having internet access from my laptop at home because the router has been fried (again) by lightning.