When Phase I of our big move and change was completed, I was hopeful and excited about our new adventure and home. When our one month wait got delayed another month, I went through a number of different emotions. Through it all, I have learned patience and the role of controlling the thoughts I have as I become aware of whether or not they are serving me or hindering me/us.
So, although Phase II is not complete, we are finally in Phase II!
Yesterday, our stuff (rather mostly MY stuff) arrived to our new apartment. Despite the hours ahead needed to reorganize and put away things as I like, it feels amazing to be in our own space again. 😀 Unpacking is definitely much harder than packing, especially with the moving company. The movers just decided to put stuff away in random places, I will take pictures of the kitchen cabinets before I try to put some sense of order to it. 😛
In any case, I am taking one room a day to make sure it is organized and put together. Some rooms may take a couple of days, but last night I made sure the bathroom was in order and our bed made. This morning, I completed the master bedroom closets and arranging the room a bit, so now our room is just about good to go.
As for why Phase II is not complete, well, there are two more parts: 1)electricity and Internet; 2)M’s stuff in storage. Part one means, no lights, no hot water, no Internet/TV and no AC.
Fortunately, the apartment keeps itself from being boiling due to the centralized AC system in the building. When we are in the apartment, we can leave the front door open (there are only two apartments on the floor) and let in the cool air from the elevator lobby without much disturbance to or from anyone else. Therefore, this is not really a problem. Besides, there are plenty of places for us to go in the complex to get AC if we need to cool down.
As for lights, there is plenty of daylight shining through during the day. Thankfully, we were able to use the poles from the other apartment to hang up curtains in the bedroom to limit the afternoon sun that heats up the room. However, generally speaking there is plenty of light until the sun goes down. At night, we are doing a form of ‘glamping’ with candles to light our way. It’s romantic, isn’t it?
Our main struggle is charging our electronic devices and lack of Internet. Although we do not really watch normal TV much, we do use the Internet to stream and so that will be a bit of a challenge for us in the evenings. We can go to The Lounge downstairs to charge up and use WiFi for the most part, but it will require some thought to ensure we are charged up through the night. They also have large screen TVs, but we will be limited to whatever they have showing – or we can stream on our iPads with some background noise. First-world troubles, really. 😉 Luckily for us we both go to bed quite early so it is not like there are many hours of dark to get through. 😛
This morning’s cold shower was a bit of a shocker, but when it is so warm outside, it is okay. Also, we can always use the health club showers if the cold ones at home become too much. Thus, overall, I cannot complain. In fact, I am so happy to be in our new home together at last. There is still some limbo, but at least this feels like a step forward rather than treading water. 🙂
And, the best part is, that after a long day with the move-in, we got to go to the jacuzzi and soak my tired feet. Not too shabby, eh? 😉