My host family has a really great balcony in the back of their house, where they store an old piece of exercise equipment they use sporadically (at best) and hang laundry. That’s it. It’s such a colossal waste of a fantastic space that the other day I decided to implement Operation: Chair on Balcony. The first step has been a great success, wherein I requested to borrow one of the plastic chairs which was gathering dust in the garage and put it on the balcony. I’m writing this post from said chair while I look out at the back yard. Here’s another look at my fabulous new work station and my view of the gardens/mostly diaspora family members’ houses.