After our Green Cards were approved back in June (yey us!), we knew that we wanted to start looking at houses. As much as we had liked our apartment, we were getting to the stage where we felt very restricted and watched. The dogs had no immediate place to run around together and I did feel a little awkward heading out with them first thing in my pyjamas, because let’s face it…not everyone gets dressed as soon as they wake up! 🙂 In addition to this, renting was just killing us. It’s so expensive to rent and there’s nothing that we get to keep as the end result.
We have been in our new apartment for three weeks now. For just over half of that time we were sleeping on an air bed and sitting on beach chairs. A little over a week ago our container arrived from the UK. I am now sitting on MY sofa, drinking out of MY mugs and reading MY books. 😀
We left Sheffield last August to come to Mobile for what we thought would be a year. We had packed our 2 suitcases full of what we thought we need (mainly clothes!) as we knew that we were heading to a fully furnished apartment. The apartment we were placed in was lovely! It was in a newly built complex and quite modern. The square footage was actually almost as big as our house in the UK! We were (& still are) very grateful to have a furnished apartment but it didn’t feel right as none of it was ours and it was decorated how we would have done it.