After going through many Craigslist ads and looking various apartment review websites, I ended up deciding to live with another incoming candidate. We decided to sublet a house a few blocks from the Foreign Service Institute (where I'll most likely have to attend language training) and split the costs of living. My roommate found the house through Craigslist and I started moving into the house on Tuesday after reaching DC.
Here's some pics of my new residence.
|House from the outside. Really could use an exterior paint job.|
|Entryway to the house opens into this room.|
|This is the kitchen.|
|The other side of the kitchen.|
The house should work out alright. However, there is one issue I've noticed. I'm HIGHLY allergic to cats and while there isn't a cat living in the home, my allergies have been going crazy indicating one has lived in the house recently. In order to make this house livable, a thorough decontamination is needed. That will be the big project for the next few days. Also, tomorrow evening or early tomorrow will be when my roommate moves in.