Monday, January 12, 2009

Better... I hope...

We went to see another house, bigger, and definately better. The owner is a church member and he's agreed to do up the house for us. It's better designed than the previousone that we looked at, and if the owner delivers everything he promised, it'll be perfect for us to stay in. 

It's near a park, so it's not cramped up in amidst of other houses, at least the air will be fresher. The owner will renovate the house a bit, making a proper kitchen top and expanding the back with a roof whilst sealing most of the ground with cement. We'll only have a little bit of earth to grow small herbs at the back, and that makes the place a lot more managable. 

The rooms are just big enough, instead of the miserly rooms that we saw in the previous house, and the kitchen is rather huge. I can see that I'll be able to do up the house pretty nicely and hopefully, we won't need to move within the next 5 years or more. 

Ultimately, we hope to buy a house around the area so that at least, we will own something at the end of our lives instead of helping other people pay their installments, we might as well pay our own installments. But then, of course, life isn't up to us to dictate. Maybe God has His better plans. 

Now with Jr. coming out, we still don't know if it's a boy or a girl, we can't see ourselves committing to buying a second house as the one we have in Sunway needs quite a fair bit of managing financially. 

The wife has been settling down better now, and seems that she's taking up cooking as her past-time. Tummy's fairly big right now and it's amazing to see baby grow inside. Hopefully we'll be able to see if it's a boy or a girl when we visit the doctor's for our monthly check-up.

As far as work is concerned, everything's slowing down in view that we won't be able to start the school anytime soon, and anything after March is not conducive as the students would have to take their mid-year exams in May. So, even if we get anything at all from the Govt, we'll probably start in the second half of the year. 

Morale has dipped a fair bit since whatever we were rushing for now has passed and we're just settling down on doing the best we can to finish up whatever administration work that we need to prepare for a possible intake in June. 

I guess we're stuck in between things right now, and hopefully we will be able to pick up again after Chinese New Year. Last year, we didn't celebrate CNY because we didn't go back to our hometown, but this year, we hope to have some fun and excitement especially with the imminent coming of baby. It'll be weird giving out angpaus to our cousins, but I guess we'll need to get used to it. 

'Til then, if you're going to back Sandakan for CNY, give me a call...


Anonymous Nat said...

Des......make sure they put some reinforcing mesh in that concrete man. Otherwise it'll start cracking up pretty soon.

January 15, 2009 6:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha... I;m sure they will, but even if they don't... It;s not gonna be my house...



January 16, 2009 5:17 pm  

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