Well, we've been here long enough to get the apartment rearranged, the refrigerator filled (I found ice trays!!!), and a few necessities purchased (extension cords, lamp, soap dish
). Here is a floorplan which shows the furniture placement.
We are anxiously awaiting the return of the administrative guru who will negotiate the bureaucracy so that we will have internet access in the apartment. Right now, we have successfully located wifi points around the city. This has been by complete happenstance -- seeing people with laptops when we pass by shop windows. We did find a Starbucks on the 2nd day, which provided a much needed iced tea and free internet. As it turns out, it is near a shopping area that we will visit fairly often because there are some western goods available.
I am still looking for a place that sells green plants.