Honey, I’m home.

We kinda live in the new house already. I use the word “kinda” because we still have loads of stuff left in the old apartment, yet to be moved.

Three big boxes of books for instance, his computers, DVDs, shit loads of magazines we’re not sure whether to keep or discard and clothes. It’s taking us this long partly because we have no furniture to store them :P

The renovation has rendered us pretty much penniless but we are slowly accumulating the items. Next on the shopping list: dining table, console cabinet, study tables and wardrobes. After all these items are acquired only then we’ll toy with the idea of inviting people over hehe.

Been cooking up a storm too. I’m glad my kitchen has turned out exactly the way I want it to. One that is meant to be used, hardy and “user-friendly”.

I’m in a good place now. It’s a cliche but I think I’m finally home. I’m finally comfortable in my own skin.

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Final, final touches – DONE!

Never felt so good to post a screenshot up on my blog.

This is a To-Fix List of our new house. The very final list and it’s all done!!

# – All done!!! Woohoo!!

I highly recommend my contractor. He may be a bit blur & needs a lot of prompting but he is an honest & very responsible man. If you need his contact, feel free to mail me. We’re not getting commission though, haha. (Guys, just mail me at kimberlycun[]gmail.com for his details, I won’t reply to requests in comment section anymore! Cheers.)

Anyway, all our aircons have been installed and thank goodness there are space for curtain installation. If you’re installing aircons, don’t forget about your curtains please.

You must have at least 5 inches space for it to hang nicely! And that is if the windows open outwardly.

If they open inwardly on the other hand, you need even more space above the windows to install the curtain rods otherwise the fabric will always get snagged.

Also, Charlie’s new sustainable pee pad has just been installed too. It’s nice to see some green around the house finally ;)

# – OMG I can haz grass!!

Curtains are likely to be in next week and then we can officially move in. Can’t wait!!

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This is not my kitchen.

Nope, not even close but that’s what we’re aiming for. Hopefully it’ll work ;)

# – Not our kitchen.

Upstairs are 95% done, only left installation of toilets and bathroom sinks. But am not satisfied with the finishing work so far. Time to crack the whip!! They say the most headache inducing bit of a renovation is making sure that the finishing is flawless. Contractor doesn’t have the eye for detail like an owner does so it’s very important to keep an eagle eye on them no matter how awkward it feels.

Anyway my streamyx is still down but I’m tethering my Garmin Asus A10 so it’s not bad anymore. By the way am blogging from my A10 now. Android is unbelievably awesome! Didn’t like the touch screen so much but with this SlideIT app its even faster than typing on a real keypad! I think it’s a great alternative to SWYPE for those who have no access to it yet.

# – SlideIT ftw.

My blackberry has been relegated to the graveyard of phones temporarily as I just couldn’t tether it. Pretty sure it’s Digi’s blackberry service problem and not my phone since it did work for one whole afternoon last week. Oh well!

That said, kudos to Digi for trying its best to help me (calling me almost everyday to follow up and assist with multiple solutions). I am positive no other telcos would be able to show that level of customer service.

So yeah, my week is getting marginally better. Will continue to have positive thoughts and good will.