We have been offered a 2 bedroom apartment with everything - including TV, Washing Marching, Dryer, Fridge/Freezer, microwave, 2 bathrooms - one with a spa bath, 24 hours security and even a bar with glasses! All for just $80 more than we pay here. Of course we said we would take it.
The only draw back it is a little further away from the Salon del Reino so we will have a 15 minute walk instead of a 5 minute walk. I am hoping I can talk Mark into using the taxi's more though - especially at night.
I have just talked with our landlord here and she seemed to take it ok that we are leaving - just hope we get our $1000 bond back. Actually asking around we paid way too much a deposit - generally it is just 1 months rent so I hope they don't rip us off. I don't think so though as they are nice people.
One of the biggest reasons we are happy about moving is because there have been lots of break-ins in the area and our neighbour got robbed the other day while she was out at the market for just 1 hour. We don't have much to take except of course my life line the computer but I think we are more worried about personal safety. I would hate to have our experience shattered by some lout!. Doug and Lisa had an interesting experience the other night at around 1.30 in the morning when a car drove up and the people were asking for help - they wanted to come inside and talk. Thankfully Doug stayed behind the locked security because the next day they found out the same people robbed one of the sisters in the neighbouring congregation. They must have thought the Religous people would be a soft touch and an easy in.
Anyway enough horror stories - it is not like we don't feel safe during the day or even walking at night - it is just better to be on the safe side and besides look at all the benefits we will get with our new digs. Looking forward to selling the ugly lounge suite I have too....any takers???