The initial plan was to move on the 4th and 5th, however since my roster kept on changing, I thought it would be a good idea to move as soon as I could so that we won’t have to do too much work later on, especially with family coming over and all.
However, the best plans are laid to waste and we have to make the best of what we have. In the midst of moving on the 28th, I got called to say that they need me to work to Sao Paulo the next day, so a little bit more hectic, but things worked out in the end.
We won’t be having internet connection for awhile, and with the move, I have been to busy to update the blog. In Sao Paulo today, and thankfully a little time to do some stuff on the net and get the pictures uploaded. These ones below were from the 26th till the 29th Jun, covering our activities from that date and the actual move process.
The next day, since it was Saturday, we went over to the new place to do some cleaning and all. Alan and Cindy came to help, and between us, we managed to put up the hall and dining room curtains. By the time we were done, Alan and I got really good at it, and had a system that allowed us to finish up the curtains in a jiffy. Linda and Cindy made good use of the time gossiping!
Casey had invited us over to her place, together with Rose, thus after a late lunch we ambled over to Al-Badi. Since Guy was at work, it was a good opportunity for me and Icad to drive across to Satwa and get a haircut. Its Dhs 15 a pop here as opposed to Dhs 30 in Mirdif!
The next day we made the move, hired the by roadside movers instead of the professional ones as we do not really have that much stuff and the cost is almost half of what the professional movers wanted! All in all, not bad la, nothing broken, two trips in what turned out to be the warmest day of the year, so far!
The garden is coming along fast, the irrigation system is being fixed with a large water tank for the sprinkler system, the stones for the paving is also being fixed. At the rate that he is going, I suspect that the landscaping will be done in less than 4 days!
Part of not getting professional movers meant that I had to dismantling of all the large furnitures like the beds and the dining table. So, after the move, the process of putting things back together was a major chore. Luckily Alan and Cindy turned up to help. We did most of the stuff, including putting up the kitchen door that had to be taken down to fit in the refrigerator, while Cindy helped Linda clean up the kitchen.
We went over to Alan’s place at DSO for dinner and pick up the kids from Rose’s place. Thankfully she offered to help look after the kids after school as they would be running around the house during the move otherwise.
So, we spent the first night in Al-Waha, with the kids in their own separate rooms. Icad woke up crying in the middle of the night, and managed to make his way to our room. Dina followed soon after. I had to leave pretty much after breakfast for the flight, and instead of the usual 10 mins drive to the airport, this time it took 35min, without traffic. But, I think it is worth it, the new place is more like a home and the kids would enjoy the surroundings a lot more than at Mirdif.