My perm on its day of birth. The curls should look a bit softer once I'm allowed to wash it and style it myself - I'll use something softer than gel to separate the curls. Besides that, I like it! I can finally wear a head scarf and it doesn't fall off!!
That's my hairdresser Dawn in the mirror taking the picture.
As you can see, I also figured out how to rotate images so they're saved that way on my computer and thus show up correctly when I upload them to my blog. Yay!
Oh, and in other very important news, Paul and I officially have an apartment in New Cumberland, PA. I signed the lease tonight. The owner is a nice little old man who lives next door in a cottage. Our apartment is the first floor and basement (half finished) of a house, and a nice little old lady lives on the second floor and has been there for almost 40 years. The house is in a cozy neighborhood setting just off of Bridge Street, which has lots of cute shops and restaurants and such.
We have a big front porch, a little back porch perfect for a grill, and washer/dryer hook-ups in the basement (in the un-finished but still tidy and well-kept half). The best part: rent is $300 less than we're paying now, and we only have to pay electric, and the heat (gas) is paid by the owner. That means the summer electric bill will be about the same or higher than we're paying now (to run at least one window air conditioner), but the winter bill will be quite a bit less than we're currently paying. With the $300/month we're saving, we will buy a washer/dryer and some more furniture to fill the place, which is plenty bigger than our one-bedroom! I'm quite excited. You're all invited to dinner once we're settled in. Just tell me when you can come, and I'll cook dinner for you (and give you the actual address, of course). The kitchen is quite small, but it has a gas range (yay!), and we have a plan for more counter and storage space in the dining room (Ikea, here we come!).