We got it…

our new house. Yes, we found it yesterday. Houses here can be rented very quickly, sometimes within hours of an ad being placed. Glad spent weeks scouring the online ads, calling people, seeing places, etc. It isn’t easy when you want something within a certain budget, in a certain area, and nice. Most of the places in our budget were old or in disrepair or just plain ugly or too small. You name it, we saw it, or Glad did anyway. I didn’t go to all of them because the kids can only handle so much time in the car and then they get restless.
So yesterday morning when Glad went on the site to continue the search, he saw a new place that had only gone up the night before. He was off to see it immediately, and then he called me to tell me he thought it was THE place. The man agreed to hold it for us until I was able to see it too, so we all went in the afternoon. It’s perfect, not too big but not too small either. As is common here, it is like an apartment built on top of a house. Downstairs lives the owner, who is a pediatrician and has his practice there. Then you go upstairs (on the outside) and there are two separate apartments. It has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living/dining room, nice kitchen with a window to the dining room, and off one of the bedrooms is a nice balcony, but it is big. I will use it for hanging laundry and there is enough space to also have a sitout with chairs. We also have access to the roof. The kids spent some time running up there. They loved it. There is also a nice park literally just around the corner from the house. That makes it easy for me to take the kids out to play without having to walk on the busy streets. I’m happy for that.
Once we move it I’ll take pictures of the place, but you may have to wait a while for them as I don’t know how long it will be before we have internet there. Hopefully not too long.
So now I am planning how to decorate my new place. It may be awhile before it is fully furnished as we can’t afford all the furniture we need at the moment. The only furniture we actually own now are the children’s beds. We need everything else. The priorities are a bed for us, stove, fridge, washer, and dining table. It is possible to manage without living room furniture for a short time but hard to feed the kids without a table and chairs.
This is exciting. I’m ready for it. Only a few days to go and we will be there.

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