Well, I just arrived and in my new digs, so it might be a day or two before I can get to any posts; although I do have a few half written.
It always takes a few days to acclimate, to make the place my own which, for 7 weeks, is well worth the effort. It usually entails several bottles of heavy-duty cleanser, several sponges and a slew of paper towels. Actors have a tendency to be piggies (oops), particularly when they know the place is temporary. And the cleanup crew, between casts, never does a very good job. I always like to leave the place cleaner than how I found it, which isn't that hard to do, considering.
The apartment they gave me is a small, functional, downtown studio, a few blocks from the theatre. So we can walk there, which is great, but I noticed I might have some roomies, of the insect kind, which is not so great. I have roomed with roachies before and it is not a pleasant prospect. I already found one, on its back thankfully, in the closet. So tomorrow I'll spray a can of insecticide before I go out and buy some boric acid. Would that be considered overkill? Not sure if it will help, because I believe that roaches are the terrorists of the insect world: nasty and extremely hard to eradicate. One apartment I was provided with, several shows ago, was riddled with roaches and, in spite of the piles of boric acid, they still came out in droves. I still shudder at the memory.
Actor housing is always a crap shoot, you never know what you are going to get. The Union specifies that housing must be supplied to all out-of-town actors, but it doesn't dictate how nice the place has to be. And believe me, I have lived in some doozies. At least I have cable (which isn't always the case), and the city has wireless, so I don't have to deal with dial-up (yippee), but the electrical outlets are all 2-prong, which presents an interesting challenge for all my 3-prong machines, including the computer. Guess I have more than boric acid to purchase tomorrow.
Well, I better get off before the battery dies. Until later. Blessings to all.
Turns out the wireless internet worked only Sunday night, so it's back to dial-up.