Monthly Archives: May 2008

Countdown to moving – 40 days

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.

Floorplan of the flat I'll be moving to

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.

A sleepless evening – and fire

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.

A view down the street
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.
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Counting days

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.