Monday, March 31, 2008

Never A Dull Moment... Part IV

Well a lot has happened since I last wrote. The short version: This Is China. The slightly more detailed version includes us finding out last Wednesday that we had to move out of our apartment by the following Monday. Oh... and we had to find a new apartment, furnish the entire place, pack and move it all in that time frame! It turns out the landlord wasn't an entirely reasonable man. He decided that he would no longer continue our lease if we weren't going to sign on for another year- so we had to go.

The last few weeks have been insane to say the least. Considering the fact that it takes 10 people to fix a small problem here (1 to fix it and 9 to stand around to watch you and tell you how you should really fix it)- the large task of finding an apartment, working through the negotiations, finding a moving company, packing, moving, etc, was nothing short of a massive headache and a miracle.

I will say that Phil and I are relieved to be on the other side of this phase of the move. We had an excellent moving company come to pack and move us on Monday, and we are now living in a hotel while we wait for our apartment to be ready. We look forward to our new apartment and will post pictures once we get all settled and moved in.

We will keep you posted.

-Phil and Jen

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