Archives June 2011

In a Possibly Successful Search for a Home

Small post, but I just wanted to have this down. After much talkings with my girlfriend, we've decided we're going to make an offer on the last place! Huzzah! Now to figure out how we actually do that. Hmmm.

In Search for a Home, and the Worlds Steepest Staircase

So, I had another viewing today. Two bedroom house, nice area, even has a mini garden. Yay!

I was 5 minutes late thanks to traffic, but thankfully the agent was nice and didn't care. The house is a rather old building with black and white beams inside, but it's rather lovely.

The living room is fairly spacious and comes complete with a toy pig. The agent said it comes with the house, sounds like a tradition! It directly connects to the kitchen and stairs leading to the 2nd floor (it has a 2nd floor!) and a little hallway on the other side of the house to the downstairs bathroom and the back alleyway.

The kitchen is pretty meh, it's a sink and two cupboards. It has fixtures and a space for a gas cooker, but obviously we'll have to buy it ourselves. It's average sized, I'd say, considering it joins into the living room and such. There's a few more cupboards in between the living room and the ...

Tooth Tales

So I have a third set of teeth, and apparently this is pretty rare.

A few years ago a premolar from the 3rd set decided to show itself, but I already had a tooth where it wanted to grow. So it grew inside my mouth, towards my tongue. I thought "That's odd!", cut my tongue on it a few hundred times, and thought nothing of it for a few years.

Now, a few months ago, it started to feel ignored. It wanted attention, it didn't like the tooth I already had in its place so it decided to play rough. It's currently knocking my other tooth out of the way, and there's not really much I can do to stop it.

The tooth in question is actually a premolar, so it won't be that noticeable that I'll be missing a tooth there. But the embarrassing part about it is that I won't actually be missing a tooth, the 3rd one would still be there and it's just ...

In Search for a Home, and people who know how to sell it

So I had a viewing today with the apartment we were supposed to see last week. We talked about it and from what we already saw from outside and such, we decided we'll probably go for this one unless it's too noisy or there's any other big issues from the viewing today.

So I arrive there dead on time, and I get a call; "Sorry, the guy's going to be late, he's very busy today". Okay, fine, at least they told me this time. I waited around and he gets here 5 minutes later, which isn't bad at all. We talk, shake hands, the usual introductory crap and I notice he's looking around like he's lost. I ask him what's wrong, and he admits he has no idea where the apartment is. No problem, it's a confusing area, I'll show him!

We get inside, he closes the door with the keys still in it from outside. Hm. He pulls out a big factsheet for ...

This blog isn't daily!

People keep asking me why I haven't made a new blog post yet. Odd because there's only about 2 people subscribed to this blog anyways. But this isn't daily, it's just whenever I have interesting stuff to say!

I'm currently working on a django IRC stats+log system for #mmo-champion (and such channels I'm in). So far I've had a big success working on the log, I think it looks quite good so far. Example screenshot!

I've another apartment viewing tomorrow by myself (my girlfriend has gone back to Poland). It's the one that the agents cancelled because they didn't have a key. If it's good, I'll probably make an offer, it's the best one we've seen so far (even though we haven't actually seen it all) and we're running short on time.

In other news, today I just found out that £550~ of my already-low amount of cash was stolen from me sometime last year. I visited Sweden ...

In a Futile Search for a Home

So it's now tuesday, my girlfriend goes back to Poland tomorrow and we won't see each other again until I manage to find us a place.

The apartment viewing on Saturday was cancelled, the current owners of the apartment don't want a couple living there. Yay.

There was a final viewing today at 1, and we decided to go there a little early just in case we wouldn't make it in time (yay taxis!). We arrived at 12:55 and nobody was around, okay, we're early so it's kinda to be expected. But then we waited, and suddenly it was 1:25 and we decided to go yell at the agents.

"Oh, we don't actually have keys to that property, we cancelled the appointment a few days ago. We were supposed to leave you a message!".

So that's that. We've now seen a total of 4 apartments (well, 2 unique) and we've ran out of time. I'm going to try to find a place ...

In Further Search for a Home: Addendum

Just got back from the fourth apartment for today. Taxi was 15 minutes late, and thus we were late, but it's all good the current occupant is very friendly and doesn't mind. Yay!

This one was literally 1 foot away from the entrance to the building. That's both very cool (yay, less walking!) and very not cool (noise!). Building looked like it only had about 6 apartments though, and the girl said it's always very quiet there, so I guess that's fine.

Apartment had one bedroom, which was a very tight fit for a double bed but looks quite nice. I'd probably hit my head waking up every morning though, I'm not too keen on overhead cupboards for beds.

The bathroom was tiny, everything inside it was tiny to make it look bigger. It apparently had a bath and a shower, but I think they wrote bath instead of sink. I didn't see a thing!

Living room and kitchen were kinda merged into one, but I don ...

In Further Search for a Home

So we've booked a bunch of viewings for apartments and a couple of houses, had 3 already today in the same block of apartments, and another different one later tonight.

The ones we saw today were converted from an old boys school, it's very roomy and quiet and just overall lovely. The first apartment there had a very high ceiling, which is always good for tall people like me, but right as you come through the door to the apartment there's a cupboard on the left which was strategically placed so that you're guaranteed to hit your head on it as you enter. Not cool. The kitchen was fairly nice but meh, and the bathroom was very pink, but otherwise we liked it.

The second one was recently renovated and had a very nice kitchen. The window sill in the living room was huge and I swear it can double as a sofa, and the bathroom was just lovely. It was a single bedroom, but large enough that you can squeeze ...

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