Been busy the last few days with work and getting ready for the move to Al-Waha. Managed to get an extension till the 8th of July as the original date of move, by the end of Jun was not very realistic taking into consideration that I don’t have the off days to do the major stuff.
We have been going back and forth the last 2 days, loading up the car with boxes and light stuff, while also putting on the curtains and getting the gardener for landscaping.
Again, am so glad that I have friends like Leonard and Alan who would drop everything and help Linda and myself.
Not only was the work difficult, but also hot and sticky, while the air con was on full blast, the house is still not cold as yet, it will take a few days of the air con switched on all the time for the house to cool down. However, without the curtains, it will warm up quick, thus it looks like there is no choice but to put up as many of the curtains as possible before we make the move.
The landscaping guy has started work, he says that the whole thing will take 7-10 days, just nice as we would be moving in at the later stages of those days, if it all goes as he says la. In Dubai, after awhile, you begin to discount a lot of the things that the people say, especially when is comes to estimates of work done or delivery times!
The new house has lots and lots of external lights housed in nice little metal housings. While its nice to have bright light fixtures all around the house and the side wall, it will be expensive to run. Emirates utilities allowance of Dhs 21600 per year will not be sufficient during the summer months when the air conditioning will suck up lots of energy. Not to mention all the precious water from the sprinkler system. Thus, one of the first things we did was to change the main entrance light bulbs to the energy saving ones. 13w=60w! Bought a few more of the rest of the house, now what am I suppose to do with the older non energy saving bulbs??
End of Pt 1, will try and cover the garden for part 2, but since its friday, not sure if they will be working there or not.