November 21st, 2008
|07:29 pm - Our new place ...|
So, we're planning to move in to our new (but somewhat temporary) abode in the next couple of days - the electricity was on today, the fridge and washing machine arrived this afternoon, and our mattress arrives tomorrow - all the basics to make the place habitable. It's quite a large place - large living room (in an odd five-sided shape), narrow but long kitchen/meals area, three bedrooms and a study, and oodles of cupboard and wardrobe space, plus extra space in the garage. We may yet fit in all of our stuff - we have 16 m3 in a storage unit in Melbourne, and 60 boxes of stuff adding up to about 10 m3 on the way from Glasgow ... plus, as we discovered, another m3 or so of stuff which we left with rwrylsin's parents before we left. And then we'll need to sort through it all, work out how much stuff we've duplicated and how much we don't need any more and try to consolidate a little, because I suspect it'll be harder to buy a place with this much space anywhere near our desired areas (all of the inner circle of suburbs out to about Camberwell seem to be asking $1 million or more for nice houses - note, not mansions, just ... nice houses. That's about double our intended budget ...).
Meanwhile, in other news, rwrylsin got a job! She starts on Dec 4th - our shipment from Glasgow is due to arrive on Dec 6th ! And apparently we're only going to have our landline and broadband connected at our new place on the 4th ... I forsee many more visits to rwrylsin's sister's place to "borrow" their Internet access before then :-)
... right, time to head off to MSFC !
 We're on a 6-month lease, and at the end of it, the owner plans to renovate the place before giving it to his daughter. Of course, he was apparently planning to do that a few months ago, and seems to have changed his mind. We're hoping to buy a place before the 6 months is up ... wish us luck !
Current Mood: happy
|Date:||November 21st, 2008 02:10 pm (UTC)|| |
Congratulations, welcome home.
Grats on the job success, and best wishes with the house-to-buy-finding!
|Date:||November 24th, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)|| |
Hello and thanks for the friending :D It was cool to meet you after seeing your comments here and there for... several years. :)
|Date:||November 26th, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)|| |
Indeed, I'm surprised I hadn't randomly-friended you already, but it is nice to meet people first :-)