In some ways it’s an upgrade—the apartment comes with a job! In other ways less so—no washer dryer and no room for the dining table, which got pitched.
The wonderful part though, was that she was smiling. When I’m up-to-my-elbows in backing boxes I don’t remember any smiling going on, at least from me. Ariel had also gotten herself a new bedspread, shower curtain, and wheelie laundry hamper.
And even before she had the boxes unpacked, there were flower decals up on her living room wall.
Cheerful beginning to a new life.