A Week in Review: #23
This week has been a tough one.. I don’t know if you noticed, but the last time I blogged was last week Sunday.
I’ll try to catch you up really quickly..
So on Sunday 31 May at midnight the contract for the apartment I was living in expired and I had not removed my belongings. My ex-housemate had moved her things out and left that morning so I was the only one there.. The problem was that I had nowhere to go. I called round friends and people I knew and that situation wasn’t working out so I ended up figuring out an alternative and going with that.
In the panic of needing to move I called on my friend for help and on Monday night after work she came over to help me. I loaded a large majority of my belongings into the boot (trunk) of my car and was about to drive it before I decided that I would probably be better off leaving my things in my car and leaving my car in the underground car park of my building. The rest of my belongings were loaded up into my friend’s car and she took me where I needed to be.
It was a long week in the sense that I couldn’t cook. It was a long week in the sense that I was tired constantly and not able to concentrate at work because I was also not having breakfast or snacks and that was frustrating. I had dinner a couple of times last week and that was probably it. Lunch consisted of a chicken and stuffing sandwich with a packet of crisps and a drink – if I had the time.
Whilst all of this was going on I was hoping that my new apartment would be ready in the time that was indicated as it was supposed to be ready the previous week and I was left disappointed. As the week progressed I was trying not to concentrate on my growling stomach and more on my work whilst I tied up loose ends with the old apartment and made my payments and signed contracts for the new.
I was staying late at work because I needed to get work done, then loitered a little bit longer before I decided that it was most probably time for me to go home.
Towards the middle of the week I got the news that I would be getting the keys for my new place by Friday definitely. Before mid-week it was “we’ll try our best to get the keys to you before this date” or “we are hoping that it will be ready by Friday” so when I got that “we can do Friday” phone call I was definitely ecstatic.
I got the keys as promised on Friday and at the same time got the news that the old house wasn’t in the greatest state and needed to be cleaned, so I also grabbed the keys for the old place and gave it a deep clean – as much as I loathed doing it because it wasn’t my mess I had to in order to be able to ensure that I’d receive my deposit back on the apartment. Needless to say I wasn’t very happy about that.
It has been a very stressful week but I have definitely made it out of the other side. I don’t know if I am stronger or wiser or anything like that but I definitely know it feels good to finally have the keys to my new place where it is mine and mine alone. I was a very open and trusting person before this and I hope I can get back to being that way again.
It has been a long time since I have posted something so lengthy but I just thought that I’d let you all know what was going on.
In the spirit of a new apartment and everything, here are some photos.. As the post definitely wouldn’t be complete without these.. Let me know what you think.. And yes. It doesn’t come with any furniture.. It is a blank canvas for me to do with it what I wish.. I just wish I had better style haha.. I am a minimalist by nature..