Monday, October 25, 2004

It's (almost) official. We're (probably) moving!

We've only told a few people so far, but we've decided to move. We put in an application for an apartment in Binningen (which is only about a seven-minute drive from where we live now), and I found out today that our application has been approved. Now, all that remains, is for us to sign the contract. Assuming that the rental contract is in order, we'll be moving into the new place either on February 1st or March 1st. The reason why the date is not certain is because we have to give a three-month notice when moving out of our current place. If the landlord receives our notification letter by this Friday, then we'll be moving out of here by January 31st. However, we still have to receive the rental contract for the new place, look it over (remember, it'll be written in German), sign it, and return it to the new landlord. There's no way we're giving up our current place until we sign the new contract. So...we just have to be patient and wait for the new contract.
We're excited about the new place. The living area is all on one level (easier for our old Hund) instead of the seven levels we currently have, and above us will be a great private rooftop garden that will be all ours! As soon as the contract is signed and our notice is given, then begins the arduous task of moving. Fortunately, we don't have as much stuff as we did before we moved from Chicago to Switzerland. However, it's still going to be a hassle. I'm sure there'll be a lot of frustration that will be well documented in future editions of this blog!

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