A quick tour of Anna’s flat:
She lives on the top floor and there is no elevator… just several combinations of 7 steps, 7 steps, 3 steps. (Why would we know the numbers? Because it’s helpful when navigating the stairs when the power is out. Trust me.)
Her sweet little kitchen is complete with a water filter, of course, and two gas burners sitting on the countertop. (Again, crucial for cooking when the electricity is out!)
But when all is well, she can also use her coffeemaker, microwave and toaster oven. I worry about the fridge as the power goes on and off…can’t be good for it.
Back to the kitchen and looking straight across: storage. The entrance door is seen on the left and the red chair marks the edge of the living room.
Living room. The door to the left is Anna’s bedroom. And the door to the right is the bathroom.
The bathroom is long and narrow with the toilet at the far end, the shower on the wall midway, and the sink closest to the door. The drain for the shower is under the sink.
The bedroom. Bed with storage underneath.
Armoire (?) holding all of her clothes.
The nice warm roof is right outside her door. Laundry area.
On a clear day (which were rare!) we caught a glimpse of the mountains in the distance. But closer, we observed chickens on one rooftop. Family meals in the warmth of the sun.
And directly beyond the hanging laundry is the zoo. You might be able to see the monkeys in the cage…and behind them are tigers. It was startling to first hear the roars while sitting inside Anna’s flat.
A daily routine is to climb up one more ladder and check the water level in the tank. The last thing you want is to be all lathered and have no water to rinse!
All in all, it’s a perfect flat for Anna. Not too big. Not too small.