Thursday, September 5, 2013
Oh, and in the middle of all that? THIS happened.
Yup, you guessed correctly - WE MOVED AGAIN. I mean, seriously. It's beginning to feel like deja vu. I have the Friendly Movers (*love* them) and London Cleaning Team on speed dial by now. We're such loyal customers, we qualified for discounts with both companies. Sigh.
Tom's best man's speech at our Oxford wedding reception incorporated a joke about us being the most evicted couple in London - and he wasn't kidding! Every time we find a place we like, the landlord decides to sell it at the end of our lease.
The timing for our permanent house search just wasn't quite right this summer, so we decided to rent for another year or so. Luckily, we found a really sweet little place just down the road, which actually makes both of our commutes easier. Pro? We even have a tiny garden all to ourselves, where John took it upon himself to complete some DIY projects after I spotted a set of six abandoned dining rooms chairs chilling on the side of the road. Score. Con: OUR SOFA (as in, the £800 sofa we bought from Habitat just last year with made-to-order fabric and components) WILL NOT FIT THROUGH THE LIVING ROOM DOOR. It's sitting like a sad upside down elephant at the bottom of the hall until we figure out what to do with it.
I think it's a metaphor for life. Sometimes, you just can't fit that elephant of a sofa through the door because hallway's too narrow and then you have to climb over it in order to get to the bathroom but are in denial about possibly having to give it up (or live like this for the rest of the year). It's definitely a metaphor for something, right?
In any case, I'm a pro at putting together boxes now. And spending too much money on storage containers from Muji.