Of course we needed one furnished (more on that in a minute).
Here, first of all, is a shot of our dormitory room at the Madrid MTC. It had 4 beds, but thankfully we didn't have to share with anyone. And we even had our own bathroom. However, we had to be out by 12 noon last Wednesday because new missionaries we arriving. The Madrid MTC has a capacity of 82 beds. They are receiving 85 new missionaries in March, and the next batch is something like 96, not counting the North American missionaries, if their visas come through. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do the math and realize they won't fit. President Sitterud is frantically looking for additional off-site housing. We went to look at one place with him that could probably house 20 or more. It's about 1 mile away. Missionaries would have to walk back and forth; not too bad really unless the weather is foul. We did not unpack our suitcases in the MTC; just wore what we had on and unpacked our personal care items.
Above is the extra bedroom for those who actually make it to Spain to visit us. We have a 3-bedroom apartment. This trundle bed actually sleeps 2, but were not sure how clean it is. For now it's just our luggage and overflow room.
Below is our bedroom and our new bed. Our pride and joy. Michelle, this bedspread is really a beautiful spread with matching pillow covers that we found in a little Chinese shop about a block away from the apartment. Lots of stitching. I think you would like it.
Looking from the main entrance of the Temple on Temple Square towards our apartment building.
So, the bottom line is, we feel extremely fortunate; the apartment is right across the street from the Temple!