I found out this morning that Jean and I have passed all relevant credit and reference checks and are now, officially, the new residents of 8 Riverhead House as of 1st December – I am excited beyond words to have my own home again. Admittedly, I will miss all the voices in the same house as me, and I think it will be a slight adjustment getting used to just two of us again – its been a while, you see.
The other most important and exciting aspect of this renewed independence is that we can finally ship our beloved fluffins over. Perhaps I sound like an overly-obsessed, in-need-of-a-life, hoarding cat lady, but if you have kids, can you imagine leaving your child in another country for an indefinite amount of time? Its the same thing for me, really. If you dont have kids…um….
Anyway, I’ve started going slightly bos (for lack of a better word, because there is not word that quite explains like bos does) with the procurement of basic necessities – in a week, I have bought the following:
A kettle, cutlery, a dinner set, a chest of drawers, bed linen, a farrow and ball vintage country chair (okay, now that I’ve Iisted it, it doesn’t seem that bad…). I am currently also in the process of buying a vintage TV stand and a vintage bureau.
Thankfully, my mom and sister are donating some other stuff to us (like coffee cups and a couch), which means we don’t have to spend more money on those things.
We, also, only move in on 1st December, so we have a month and a half to save for the rest of the deposit and buy the other little things that we find we may need (like a TV, according to Jean – not that I am complaining) :)
Most of all, I am so excited to have a sense of normalcy in my life again – even if it is a new kind of normal in a new place.
Too many kinds of excitement!
PS. I totally have to mention that this place has a dishwasher. OMFG.