It came as a surprise for us, because we weren't planning on moving. At least not until we knew about hubby's future career plans.
Well, as it turned out, our landlord's daughter wanted to repossess her apartment (our current abode). Our landlord tried in vain to persuade her to find another place, in order to save us the inconvenience of moving out. Hence, we were given 3 months to find an alternative address.
Thankfully to God, we saw an available apartment in the local papers within 1 week, took a look at it and asked for a couple of days to think through it.
We would still be staying in the same area, Korntal, but further up the hill. A slightly bigger apartment, but still the same number of rooms. The only major difference would be that instead of the current 3-min walk to the train station, I would have to allocate 12 mins to get there from our new place. By bicycle about 5 mins. But I still have no idea how I can cycle in winter time, with my boots and all.
I casually told a friend of mine about our new apartment and she mentioned that her Dad, who owns a second-hand bicycle store in Wiesbaden (about 2 hrs from here), would be visiting them in Stuttgart. She then asked if we wanted her Dad to bring a couple of bicycles so that we could see if we wanted to get some.
In short, we saw the apartment on a Wednesday, got 2 bicycles on the following Sunday and gave a verbal agreement to rent the apartment on the following Tuesday. Isn't that sooo cool! Instead of moving out in September, we would be moving out by 1st of August. Hubby's going to paint the new apartment tomorrow and I would join him as soon as I finish work.
We're thankful that we didn't have to pay the usual 2-months' rent commission if we had rented a place via a rental agency and we managed to get an apartment so quickly!
Therefore, I went around my house yesterday and took some farewell photos of our home over the past 4 years. I'm really sad, because this is the first home we built together as a married couple. It's pretty much patchwork since some of our furniture were given to us while some were bought.
On the positive aspect, we would bring all our furniture with us to our new apartment. And...... I can finally say bye to the "lovely" neighbour living upstairs! :) Yay, no more opened window and door in winter! Click here if you don't know about my neighbour saga.
A photo tribute to our faithful home over the past 4 years....
Our hall of fame......
...where I'm always reminded that I'm such a blessed lady whenever I walk pass it.