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Jul 27, 2007 21:39 # 44824

andromacha *** smiles...

New apartment

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Hawkeye and I finally moved in the new apartment. We still have some things to unpack and tidy up, but it's coming along quite well. I am really happy about all of the good things life has brought us so far, and I hope that there will be plenty more.

We moved a little closer to my parents, and this one is a real apartment. I say real to mean that it wasn't furnished at all; it was just plain empty. There were several things to do to fix it up, and now it is just the cutest thing. It is 120 square meters, and it is way big for the two of us. There is a neat kitchen (it could have been bigger, but it is anyway big enough to contain all the stuff we need - dishwasher included!), a bedroom, a livingroom, a small bathroom and one more room which is going to be Hawkeye's study. Actually it will be the place in which I will go to iron as well :P There are two nice balconies; one of them serves both the kitchen and the study, while the other one serves the bedroom.

What else? Oh yeah, we are on the third floor, and the whole building was built at the end of 1800. This implies that the ceilings are way high (3.5-4.0 meters) --> Hawkeye loves this feature in fact.

We already furnished part of it. We bought a nice kitchen that is of a bright orange; we got a nice deal for it: it's of quite good quality and we paid it 7000 Euros appliances included. Our bedroom was already ready: we got the bed that belonged to my dad when he was living 5 days a week in Milan for work, and my grandmother's dresser and closet. They are really awesome pieces of furniture... I wouldn't need to say this, but I gotta admit that the stuff that was handmade 70 years ago is way better than the stuff that is now produced in factories. We also got two bedside tables, which have handy drawers for us to keep small stuff.

As far as the livingroom is concerned, my parents gave us a nice cherry wood table; we also bought a little desk (that is not exactly the right word) at Ikea (I know, I know... Idioten kaufen eben alles) to prop up the tv (which was my cousins' present for my birthday). Always at Ikea we bought a table and 4 chairs to put in the kitchen. I am not really sure how long all of that stuff is gonna last, but afterall we needed it, and we already paid quite a bit for the kitchen. We are also planning to buy 2 chairs/armchairs for the livingroom, so that we can sit there and watch tv.

What else... ah yes, one of the cool features of this apartment is that there are a few closets, which come really in handy to store away stuff. We also got a small - very small - room to keep the washing machine and its detergents.

I can't wait to post some pictures, so that our place can live also on the 'net :)

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!

Jul 27, 2007 23:29 # 44825

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: New apartment

We already furnished part of it. We bought a nice kitchen that is of a bright orange; we got a nice deal for it: it's of quite good quality and we paid it 7000 Euros appliances included. Our bedroom was already ready:

um .. so one of you is quite rich? 8-o

cu, w0lf.

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Jul 29, 2007 22:39 # 44829

andromacha *** replies...

Re: New apartment

um .. so one of you is quite rich? 8-o

At the moment I am out of a job, but Neil gets 1500 a month. We have a little bit saved up in our bank account, both here in Europe, and also some on Neil's in the States. However, as far as the kitchen is concerned, we will start paying in October. There was this good deal about it:
- if you got the kitchen before the 2nd of June you could get one appliance for free. I mean... you get a kitchen together with fridge, oven, stove and dishwasher (assuming you have the space). The deal was quite good: by getting three appliances of the same brand, we'd get the fourth for free.

To be perfectly honest, I would really have loved to get Bosch or Miele (oh yeah, the Germans know their stuff about such things), but those brands weren't included in the deal. So we chose Whirlpool, and I am quite satisfied with my choice.

I guess you could say that I am working as a freelance translator at the moment, and I take care of translating for a siderurgic magazine that is very specialized in everything concerning pipes. I don't make much money out of it, but it seems that there might be something more to come beginning with September.

To reply your question... we're not rich... at all. I had the luck of finding an apartment for only 600 a month, and I already have some of the furniture. I guess that if we had to buy also the bedroom, we'd probably have had to dish out some more thousands.
Furthermore, my parents are helping us out a bit with the rent, at least until I find a job that is actually quite stable. Hopefully, Neil's next contract will start him up with a better salary, and only then we'll finally pull out of the shit totally.

Italy no longer accepts illegal immigrants. Mr. B sink their boats!!!!!!!


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