I've gotten better quarters, so all's right with my world.
No more Extended Stay America efficiency for me, and I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Don't get me wrong. Extended Stay America had the following things I desperately needed the first couple weeks I was here:
1. An inexpensive rate – $299 a week? Can't beat that.
2. Housekeeping once a week, and linen change twice a week – beat picking up after myself.
3. Good staff – they were responsive to my needs and fulfilled my expectations.
What else did they have? Florescent lights. Lots of them. Stark, undecorated walls. Fusty looking recliner. It was fine for two weeks. Staying there for a month? Nooo, thank you.
Now I'm staying at a guest suite provided by my apartment complex until my apartment's ready. Much better. Two bedrooms, incandescent lightbulbs, decent furniture. In short, a place that looks like a place to live in, not just pass through. Sure, it's seven more dollars a day. It's worth that extra seven bucks.
Moment of Zen