Thursday, March 29, 2012

Too easy

What a week...

Day 1: After a long day in transit, we arrived and picked up our rental car and drove to our temporary corporate housing - all prebooked courtesy of Mitch's new job. So much easier then having to find our own accommodation like in previous moves!

Day 2: Pick up bank cards. Start searching online for cars and rental properties; all without the need for google translate. Do some grocery shopping - other then the overwhelming size of the stores, it's so much more simple now with all labels being in English.

Day 3: Test drive the 2 models of cars we had in mind - didn't take many miles to figure out what brand was going to suit our needs best. Go to a VW dealer. Find the car we want. Bargain with dealer... Hello, new (ish - it's second hand but feels brand new to us!) car!!! It might be considered a compact SUV over here but boy, it feels like driving a (very smooth) truck after the teeny tiny Peugeot!


Day 4: Start viewing rental properties and exploring suburbs we are looking to live in. Quickly figure out where we DON'T want to live. Put in a couple of applications - rental market here is very competitive and as we are waiting on our social security numbers and have no credit history in this country, finding a landlord/agency who will agree to take us on may be challenging.

Day 5: View many more properties and find our ideal home - a wooden 3 bedroom house that has just been renovated...



Day 6: ACCEPTED!!! Sign lease and pick up keys.

In less then a week, we have not only bought a car but found a home! It's unbelievable. Mitch took 3 weeks off in between jobs to accomplish this but we did it so much quicker then expected. I keep saying to Mitch - surely something is going to go wrong soon, life in the USA is just seeming a little too easy right now... Here's hoping our shipments arrive safe and sound so we can actually move in! 

2 comments:

  1. Yaaay!!! That is awesome news, love the photo of your cute new home :D

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  2. looks great LU! I hope you guys are settling in well! :)) artine

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