quarta-feira, março 07, 2007

New House, finally!

Ladies and Gentleman, now I have an address at Amsterdam. :-)

I was deligthed when I come from the contract-signing meeting at the Rochedale headquarters, at Slotewag, and meet up the person responsible for the apartment inspection and key delivery.

We inspected the apartment thogether. I toke photos from almost everything, and we found three small problems: the bathroom door was damaged (small thing, will replace the door to fix); the kitchen wall ceramics needs filling; and the temperature control computer needs replacement.

The apartment needs a lot of improvements before one can live there; it needs ceiling lamps, floor and furniture; It will be also necessary a deep and detailed cleaning, and a shower stall for the bathtub.

There is also a big, awfull lot of paperwork to do: I need to sign contracts for wather, gas and electricity, and decide if I want to have internet from the telephone company or from the cable television company; And I need to translate all documentation that Rochedale gave me (from dutch to something I could read).

People here at the Netherlands suggested me that I need to give a "House Warm-Up Party", before start living there. It seems to be something quite traditional, and I'm considering the possibility.

After ensuring me that everything will be fixed and fine by the end of the week, I signed up for the apartment keys and get back to work.

This is a very happy day. :-)

2 comentários:

André disse...

Congratulations, brother! Hope you can call that a home, now. I'm thinking about send you a "Home, Sweet Home" advice. Hoho!

Anônimo disse...

É tão estranho ver meus priminhos se comunicando em outro idioma...
Eu nem podia imaginar tudo isso que estou lendo, quanta novidade!!
Senti uma saudade enorme de outros tempos em que as nossas preocupações e tristezas eram tão diferentes, não menos intensas, apenas mais inocentes...
Não entendo inglês, mas pude perceber que vc esta de casa nova, aproveito este espaço pra te desejar muitas felicidades ,momentos incríveis e grandes realizações nesta nova etapa da sua vida.
Estou feliz por ter te encontrado e espero não te perder mais neste mundo tão grande de meu Deus.
Estou orgulhosa por ter um primo "Nerds" como vc.
Beijo com muitas saudades
Márcia