Wednesday, October 1, 2008

We'll take it! Or not...

Our hunt for the perfect - or at least a decent - house continues. Given the amount of time that it's taking us to find a place to live, we hope to find an apartment that we can see ourselves living in for (gulp) three years. Under very limited circumstances would we want to repeat this house-hunting fun again next year. Yesterday we visited two potential homes. Garly, the MCC Haiti interim director, said of one of them: "This is not even an apartment. This is is a box. You can't live here." Thank God, because we were wondering if we should take it, in spite of its consisting of two small, triangular rooms and looking like public housing in the former Soviet Union. We visited two more today, neither of which we were crazy about.

So far, believe it or not, this is the apartment that we like the most:










The problem being (as you can see) that it still very much under construction and the landlord needs an advance on the rent in order to finish it. He claims that it can be done in 20 days. We're still looking.

-b & l

4 comments:

Karen said...

I decided that Abe and I will come help build your apartment! We will take fantasy leaves-of-absence from our fantasies-of-leaving-forever jobs, and Abe will do the construction with the landlord and bad-back-Ben while Lexi and I make homebrews and fried fish spagehetti. (Abe votes yes)

scottmaxwell360 said...

Under construction? Between the black mold(?) water stains on the walls, and the metal clamp holding one crack(?) together, it looks more like de-construction. Of all the people I know, you two can make it work. It might even end up better than some of the housing in Boone :)

Bryan said...

The real question: Does it have a terrace? and what's the view like? It better be a nice place b/c we plan on sleeping over at least one weekend every month.

nerkert said...

Well, it's bigger than the tent you lived in for four months (and for that matter, every other place that you've lived since you got married!) But you keep looking and we'll keep praying.

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