The old apartment

There was no rest for the weary when last night saw us cleaning out our old apartment. Today is the last day of our lease and we wanted to make sure that we pass the final inspection in order to get back our bond in full. We took out the rubbish then wiped, scrubbed, vacuumed and mopped everything from top to bottom. The keys has been returned and the apartment is now ready for its new tenant.

In fact, it has already been advertised a couple of weeks after we gave our notice. Here’s the link for the curious. The pictures used where stock photos and are the same ones we saw in the ad we answered a couple of years ago. The unit photographed is also not the one we lived in – the photos show a unit in the ground floor, ours was the second unit in the upper floor. The rent has also been slightly increased.

As we locked the door for the last time, there was a still a slight feeling of loss. Goodbye to the 2 young ladies with the very friendly cat, the couple next door who’d also bought their first house and would be moving out soon and the neighbours downstairs we never really had the chance to talk to. Goodbye to the great cafes a short walk away from that apartment, goodbye to 5-minute walks to the train and goodbye to a good and fun neighbourhood that has been home to us for almost two years.

A chapter has ended and a new one begins. Goodbye apartment, hello house!

Published in: on December 14, 2005 at 11:19 pm  Leave a Comment