The countdown has reached a round number of days – sort of – and I’ve decided to divulge a bit more information about the flat I’ll be moving into. Behold below, a map of it. Click to enlarge.
The image is the best I’ve been able to cook up using Google Sketchup. At least one measurement is right: The width of the living room. The light wood coloured surfaces are the closets in the bedroom and the working surface in the kitchen (where there’ll also be a cooker. a sink and a combined freezer/refrigerator, though I don’t know where), and the dark wood coloured bit is a half-height wall, dividing the kitchen from the living room.
Main entry door is at the top, and the big window at the bottom also contains a door to the balcony. I’m sure there’s a small window in the bathroom as well – I’ve seen it – but it didn’t show on the small map I based this drawing on.
I couldn’t sleep. I’d been trying to sleep for a couple of hours, but nothing was really happening. Check the news, nothing. Back to bed, try to sleep, nothing.
So I decided to go for a drive, and perhaps a walk somewhere. Around town, somewhere I haven’t been in a while – in the dark, err, almost dawn. Quiet, hopefully, and might make me tired.
Not so. A fire had broken out, and I kinda stumbled upon it, a good couple of hours after the firemen had. I snapped a few quick shots with my mobile phone, and talked briefly to some of the firemen while they were resting. Apparently, no one was hurt – but like usual in such a place, no one knew for sure.
First picture shows the street as I discovered it. Okay, not entirely true – there’s a firetruck and a police car behind me with firearms and 5.56 ammo at that point, and I noticed them first. You can vaguely see the building concerned, and the fact that there’s smoke in the air, but nothing much else since it’s hand-held with a mobile phone.
As you may have noticed, I’ve added a counter to the sidebar of my blog, showing how long is left until I move. That’s right, I’m moving. Not very far – 5 kilometers by road, probably a bit less by bike. None the less, it’s to quite a different place – notable because it’s a real flat, and not just a room with a shared kitchen and bathroom.
At the time of writing, there’s 45 days, 20 hours to go – which seems like a lot. But 87 days of waiting have already passed, meaning I’m almost 2/3rds of the way there. I’m probably going to spend a good deal of the remaining time looking at furniture and such, though I doubt I’ll buy anything much until I am actually ready to move in.
More will follow on the subject of this exciting announcement in the weeks to come.