Where we’ve been and where we’re at

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Most of these posts are of things that happened in the past. This one is a “here’s what’s happening right now” type of post. Because we have had quite the adventure recently! Here are some highlights and low points:

  • We moved out of the apartment, and both my hired help – the move-out cleaner and my carpet cleaners – canceled at the very last minute! Luckily I got a very nice young lady off Taskrabbit to help me clean. And a carpet guy who was also awesome. So it worked out in the end.
  • It’s amazing how much crap one can accumulate in a few short years. We moved into the apartment with a few suitcases. Moved out with a full moving crew with a truckload, and several (severely several) carloads.
  • Since the house didn’t have indoor plumbing or electricity, we moved into a motel/hotel nearby. It was very basic, smelled, and everything seemed to be out of order. But it did have a lagoon view with birds and a breeze. Nice.
  • The house was broken into. TWICE. First time, through the front door that was due to be replaced soon, but not soon enough. Second time, he came in through the back door, which had been changed, but the door frame broke. Police came, dusted for prints (!) and encouraged us to move in, put up curtains, lights and park a car in front. It was our neighbors who called in the second one, so the guy ran away. First time he got Sami’s bike. Joke’s on him, the bike is broken!
  • We set up a gazillion alarms, bolted doors and windows. And created frustration among the crew, who apparently had a hard time following directions on how to enter and exit the units… it’s not rocket science, it’s an alarm system. Punch in the code. Boom. Done.
  • On Thursday, we learned the hotel no longer had room for us. So come Friday 11 am, we’d be homeless. Luckily the plumbers saved our hineys, and set up a temporary toilet into the soon-t0-get remodeled-fully bigger bathroom.
  • So we moved in!

So our living situation currently includes a sofabed set up in the living room. A desk next to the bed with a computer = my office. Suitcases = closet. We have a couch, TV, and a fridge in the next room. And in the kitchen, we have running water in the sink, a few plates and cups, a microwave and a very fancy induction hotplate. And boxes, boxes everywhere! The bedroom is filled with stuff. Then the best part: the bathroom is on the other side! So to go there, you walk out the door, through the other front door, through the other side (and more boxes), into the bathroom, that has a bare wood floor and a toilet. The sink there doesn’t work yet, so you have to come all the way back to wash your hands in the other kitchen.

And my internet connection is my phone = no pictures uploaded to this post at this time.

Mitä kuuluu, miten menee, ja missä mennään, Jouko ja Kosti?

Suurin osa näistä postauksista on asioista, jotka on tapahtuneet jo aikaa sitten. Nyt on aika kerrata hiukan nykytilannetta. Koska kaikkeahan sitä on kerennyt tapahtumaan.

  • Muutettiin pois asunnosta. Siivoojat ja matonpesuri molemmat perui viime tipassa. Onneksi sain paremmat tilalle.
  • Järjetön määrä kamaa on kertynyt – muutettiin tuohon asuntoon parilla matkalaukulla, ja muutettiin pois rekalla ja lukemattomilla autokuormilla.
  • Talolla ei ollut vielä juoksevaa vettä tai sähköjä, joten me muutettiin hotelliin, tavarat talolle. Hotelli oli nuhju, mutta parveke laguunille.
  • Taloon murtauduttiin. Kahdesti. Ensin etuovesta lyötiin lukko sisään, sitten takaovesta potkaistiin karmit. Naapurit soitti poliisit. Ne otti sormenjäljet. Rikkinäisen pyörän ne vei. Poliisi kehotti meitä muuttamaan talolle.
  • Laitettiin hälärit ja verhot ja valot. Ja ruuvattiin ovet ja ikkunat kii.
  • Viime torstaina hotellilla ei ollut enää tilaa. Perjantaina oltaisiin kodittomia. Onneksi putkarit sai meille pöntön ja yhteen hanaan veden.
  • Joten täällä ollaan!

Asutaan nyt tätä toista puolta. Toimistohuoneessa on vuodesohva ja mun työpiste, olkkarissa sohva, jääkaappi ja telsu, ja keittiössä keittolevy ja mikro ja pari astiaa. Takamakkari on täynnä laattaa ja rojua. Vessaan mennäkseen pitää mennä etuovesta ulos, ja toisesta etuovesta sisään.

Internet toimii puhelimella, joten en laita nyt kuvia. Myöhemmin sitten!