When we found out that we had been assigned an apartment on the eleventh floor and that we would have a view out over the city with an enclosed balcony we were very excited. Kim and I had waited a number of years on the list to be housed in the newly built exclusive writer’s building, “弯曲泥泞的沼泽”. It was only last week that we visited the apartment. We had the library and the locations of our writing desks all worked out. We both appreciated that it would be a perfect setting for us to finish my last novel and for Kim to complete her poetry collection. Unfortunate for us, I suppose, the last week has been something of a let down.