Well, we’ve had a slightly unexpected week. We have long been planning a juggling act – selling our apartment and moving into the house we own. We had a tenant in our house, so moving after selling the apartment was always going to involve a quick shuffle. The day we sold the apartment we asked our managing agent to let our tenant know we were planning to move back in.
The problem? The managing agent couldn’t find our tenant!
The tenant was a few weeks behind in his rent, but, as he’d been a bit hit and miss with actually paying rent over the last year, it hadn’t rung any alarm bells for the agent. It turns out he had just packed up and left, but didn’t deem it necessary to tell anyone, clean the place or give back the keys.
I have no idea how some people get themselves through their daily lives. Honestly! I spent most of last week trying to sort out the mess.
We’ve been left with a few piles of waste.
The place is a bit of a project. We’ll need to get it painted (I think it’s too big of a job, with too much patching, for us to be able to do it ourselves) and lay some carpet in the bedrooms.
Picking colours is hard, especially when the wall colour is changing too.