Miscellany: The empty room
I live in a condo along with my sister. The condo has three bedrooms; my room lies across from the empty room. This empty room has a fully furnished bathroom and bed. Up until yesterday the electricity was off in this room - it turned out the wire connecting the circuit breaker had become loose. Good thing we didn't need an electrician.
It's nice having an empty room in your place. If you ever have something bulky or inconvenient that you don't want to deal with, you just dump it in the closet (vacuum cleaner, oscillating fan, dead body). I shudder to think about my parents - when we're gone, there are three empty bedrooms in our house in West Palm.