It was a long hard road, but we found a house to move into. The house we first found when we came here was a good home for a time, but we quickly realized that it was simply too small for our lifestyle. Could we change our lifestyle? Sure, but why should we if it isn’t necessary.
So, what did we find? An American style house on just over one acre of land. There are eleven mango trees, two guava trees, one calamansi tree, malungay trees and some banana trees. Plenty of room for letting the air flow freely through and around the house and hopefully allowing us to take advantage of nature to cool the house when it isn’t too terribly hot.
It was a long road trying to get the agreement setup, and the house cleaned and ready for us to move in. We will be the first renters for this house, as the owners have decided only recently to rent the house out. We are happy to be guardians of the house and look forward to making it our home. It has everything that I had on my “wish” list, with a couple minor exceptions. Things that I can easily live without.
As I write this, tomorrow is the big day for getting the keys and taking possession. After that, the move. We’ve accumulated a lot of things since we moved into this house. After all, we didn’t have any furniture. So, we’ll be taking it all with us, and appliances, too of course. The new house is furnished, but is so large, I think we might not even notice the additional furniture in there. I have always wanted a sitting area in a master suite, and it looks like we will be getting one when we move our living room furniture in there.
With my back hurting as bad as it has been I don’t plan on lifting much more than a finger to point to where I want things. I hope the workers we’re able to find can get things moved quickly and easily into their new spaces. Organizing can come in time, but not too long, as I need organization in order to feel at home.
And here’s the one thing that is upsetting. NO DSL is available there. This means that I have to go wireless. I’ve already found a new internet provider too, which is good. I just hope it is reliable. It will be much easier to pay the internet bill, as I’m a regular at the mall where they have an office. So, some good news does come out of this.
The bad news, is that I will have some down time until the wireless internet package is installed and configured. If I was in the U.S. I would say it would be a simple switch, but knowing what I know about the Philippines, I’ll say no such thing! I’ll just hope it isn’t too terribly long. And in the meantime, I’ll have plenty to do organizing the new house.
The next article I submit will be from the new house.
Until next time, paalam, ingat, and God bless.
P.S. I may not be able to reply right away to your comments if the internet is not installed, so please be patient.