Leakhana and I have been thinking about moving for a little while now. The kids are growing so fast and are in dire need of playing space – especially our son Angus. The house we have been living in has been a fantastic back stop since losing my last job and we have been very happy there. Brand new,cheap to rent, safe and functional, we have great neighbors all around and a green outlook and one thing that came out of that situation was just how marvelously flexible my wife is. She had been living in a VERY nice villa and then overnight almost found herself back in a small shop-house but she never complained once.
I have been watching someone renovate a lovely villa not too far away from where we are now for a few weeks and I have been meaning to stop and ask them if they are going to be renting it but it just looked so big and nice that i thought…..even if they do rent it they will put some retarded price on it…..so I haven’t bothered which is unlike me because i work on the premise you don’t ask you don’t get ! Yesterday I actually saw the FOR RENT sign go up ( with no phone number on it ) so I jammed on the brakes and went in. My mouth started to drool straight away. A beautiful freshly painted 2 story villa lay inside with a HUGE garden capable of taking 4 cars or more, palm trees, garden shed, chicken coop etc. Inside was freshly painted as well and I discovered downstairs had a lovely office with terracotta flooring, huge lounge room and large kitchen and then an outside laundry. Then 3 bedrooms upstairs with two bathrooms another living room and a decent sized balcony overlooking the front garden. All in excellent condition with super high timber ceilings and western proportioned spaces. I am in serious love with this house. So I ask the handymen for the owner’s number, rush home and Leakhana calls and we organise to meet 30 mins later .The wife only needs 1 minute inside the gate and she is slathering too – especially when she then sees the big kitchen. We sit down with the owner and ask her how much and hold our breath. I am honestly expecting her to say $800++ per month ( which is what this is worth ) and this will be the end of the conversation as I have vowed to never pay more than $5-600 rent again. She says………..$550. I cannot fucking believe my ears. WE’LL TAKE IT.
October 1st we move. Cannot wait !