january came and went, and we searched for houses while enjoying the sun and the coffee.
and then we got a house and the long wait began. almost a month later, we’re still waiting for the landlord to figure out how to get the place connected to the electrical grid… sigh. as a result, we’re currently experiencing a big case of reverse culture shock — but perhaps that’s something for another post.
small update just to say that we found a place! to be honest, it’s not at all what i had imagined it would be… but i think it’s growing on me slowly.
the backyard (!) is wild with overgrowth and the house eerily quiet and empty, our voices echoing on the walls and the tiled floor as we pace it, anxiously waiting for all the paperwork to come through.
there’s a terrace on the roof (!!), from where you can savor the expanse of blue sky all around and even catch a glimpse of the sea, glimmering in the distance… it’s perfect to bask in the sun and the knowledge that this is it, this white canvas of a house this will soon be our home for the foreseeable future. we’re almost done.
the sun warms our skin and it feels luxuriously novel… like a silent blessing. i hope to always remember this.
february starts tomorrow, and i’ve decided this is the year i finish the month of letters challenge, for a change! :)
so if you’d like a letter or postcard from me, leave a comment below — and drop your address on my postable, if i don’t have it yet. i already have a list of my usual suspects, but i’m always up to sending mail to other nice people out there… it’ll be my pleasure! :)