The Big Move
April 10, 2007
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… is finally here, Alhamdolillah. We’re moving into our own apartment this weekend, InshAllah.
It’s funny that I’m calling it ‘the Big Move’ when actually, our new apartment is just about a kilometer-and-half away from where we are right now. However, it’s the Big Move in another way:
My parents have been busy running around for the past two months, trying to get the workmen/contractors to finish up on time. It’s surprising how much effort one has to put into setting up his/her own apartment! For the furniture we were getting made, my parents had to make several trips to the stores just to get the cupboard handles right! Not only that, they went half-way across (the huge city of) Karachi to get the right light fixtures and chandeliers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! It’s just about driven us crazy – we got used to seeing our parents come home in the evening from a whole days scurring about for the right stuff.
I have to say though, Alhamdolillah, the apartment looks fantastic! We’ve made some alterations in the design by knocking out a few walls and opting for a semi-open kitchen instead of an isolated, closed one. Another feature of the apartment itself is that three of the four bedrooms have windows which open to the west – a “west-open” apartment. It’s really good in Karachi because the west-open apartments benefit from a cool breeze through most of the year – that means reduced requirement for airconditioning during the summers.
Since we’re obviously going to be very busy during the coming days, I won’t be able to blog. Also, I’ve got test week coming up – 23rd to 28th April so between that and the move, there’s virtually no time left. As I mentioned earlier, I’ve got several important tasks lined up for the after-the-test freedom and I’ll talk about my ideas for those when I blog next InshAllah.
When I get the chance, I’ll even post up a few pictures of our apartment – I’m really excited about it (when I’m not thinking of the tests coming up)!