The one thing I look forward to the most these days is reading my email as soon as I wake up. I get to read all about Greg’s day and our soon to be London life. This past weekend was rough. Very rough. How rough? This rough:
(Penny checks out the destruction)
Our appraisal was scheduled for Monday and this wreck happened Friday. I had to find someone who would be willing to come fix it over the weekend and hope it wouldn’t break the bank. Come Saturday there is a WICKED storm with some crazy gusting winds. So crazy I was woken up at around 7 AM by a loud crash. I was convinced something had crashed into the side of the house! Thankfully that wasn’t the case. I went along my business, went to the gym, had a fabulous time with Trish and came home and went to bed. Sometime on Sunday I look outside and there is a HUGE tree limb in the front of the house. I could barely drag it out of the way. So now I had to deal with the fence and the damn tree limb. Precious.
I have to admit that I left all the home repair responsibilities to Greg. And it’s not because he’s a man (hello, it’s me) but because he bought the house while we were dating so I always felt it was his. I didn’t start calling it ours until, well, very recently. He was used to taking responsibility for things when they broke and I was so okay with that. I have to admit, this is the second house I have ever lived in. All the chores and upkeep BLOW MY MIND. I think I might be destined to be a lazy renter. I mowed for the very first time in my life this weekend! Anyhow, I digress. Having to call people and try to find someone to fix the fence and tend to the tree limb left me beside myself. This all came after a bunch of other crazy stuff that left me running around Austin doing errands without my head. Thankfully someone came Sunday and sorted it all out for me and the appraiser wasn’t any the wiser. PHEW!
So this brings me back to why I like waking up and reading my emails. I look forward to hearing from Greg, which starts my day in a good (usually, last week wasn’t so good) way. So today’s treat was pictures of our new flat! Let me show you around:
Here is our guest bathroom. I think I will be using this one. Check out that rain shower head. Um, yeah!
This is the guest bedroom aka our walk-in closet. There are no closets in the entire flat. Interestingly enough this wasn’t the only place G looked at that had no closets. We’ll be making a trip to Ikea to get some racks and shelving and make it into a proper walk-in.
Inside the guest bedroom/walk-in:
Below is the entrance to the basement. The basement was the winning amenity for me. It holds an American sized fridge (not the teeny dorm fridges Brits often tend to own) which we will utilize for freezer space the most. The basement is also a GREAT place for the litter boxes. WOO HOO! That is my favorite part. Is that sad?
Hello, sexy fridge.
It also has a washer AND a dryer! Having a dryer in an apartment is pretty rare because space is priceless. Usually flats have a washer and that’s about it. We lucked out in that we got a dryer in ours.
And not only did we luck out with a washer and dryer but we also have a dishwasher! I could have lived without the dishwasher (and well, without the dryer too) but Greg really wanted that dishwasher.
Here is our living room, which will also be our guest bedroom courtesy of an air mattress.
Our little dining area in the corner.
Pretty, pretty fireplace. I wonder if it works?
And finally the master that has a door that leads to our private garden.
Can’t wait to furnish it with our stuff. We’ll be shipping some of our furniture so that will hopefully make it a home sooner rather than later. So. There you have it. I think my husband did good. Real good.