So, true to his word, Tarek and his team have finished in time for Christmas. Of course, that just means my work has begun.
First up, this week: the washer and dryer are due to be delivered tomorrow, as is the technician to connect the WiFi. Tuesday my bed and my sofa are to be delivered. Thursday the housekeeper is coming to make a start on the cleaning. If all goes well, I may be able to start sleeping in my own apartment by next weekend. So excited to use my new toilet!
Abby asked to see the layout. Here is the floor plan. I don’t know why I didn’t think to post this before.
As Tarek promised, the renovations will be done next week and I will be able to move in before Christmas. I won’t have a kitchen until sometime in January, unfortunately. But I’ve borrowed a refrigerator, have my microwave and can use the bathroom sink for water. So it may be more like camping than settling in, but I will be in my own home.
And the bathroom has turned out really great. I will finally be able to take a bath. And I have my new fancy Japanese-style toilet which I will have to figure out how to use.
Today I bought a washing machine and dryer. Did I mention that I have a little, separate laundry room? What a luxury.
Next week they will finish the floors and the following week the WiFi will be installed. I’m not sure when the bed will arrive. So Xmas may be aspirational but I still have my rental until January 8.
So merry Christmas to all and to all a happy homecoming.