Yesterday Nienke and I went to view a house. One of the newly built houses in the town about ten minutes away from were we now live. We’ve both been really sick of our current (way too small) houses, and these new ones seemed really promising. We’d already called the Housing Cooperation about two weeks or so ago to indicate that we were interested, and then again the week after. Then they sent us a form to fill in, and Monday I called them to ask if they’d gotten it.
To my surprise, they had not only received the form, but the lady had been about to call us later that day. Turns out someone withdrew, and we were next in line. So we set up an appointment for the viewing for yesterday afternoon. It only confirmed what we already thought. It’s an awesome house. Nice and big, lots of light, lots of space, big backyard, and a garage for crap and a (future) car.
Afterwards, we went to the Housing Cooperation’s office to confirm with them and get the first bits of paperwork squared away. And! Since they’re new houses, and we’ll be the first renters, we get to pick the kitchen cabinet doors and handles. We went with this grey-light brown colour and chrome handles. Now the Housing Cooperation will order the kitchen and have it placed. However since it’s the summer, this will take approximately six weeks. She’ll let us know as soon as there’s a definite date for it. At that point we discuss the actual moving dates and so on.
It’s actually quite fortunate that it will take a wee while, that gives both of us the opportunity to do some major organising and throwing away of stuff in prep for the move. I do expect that we’ll be moved before my birthday, which would be nice, since otherwise I can’t even seat all the family 😀