Aliens in the Apple

We’ve moved in!

Franci 5 Apr 2014 Apartment living Just life Updates

Just a quick note to let you all know that we’ve moved into our new apartment where we hope to be for the next year (or more) in Jersey City Heights. We moved in on Monday and it’s been a bit of a shambles around here that is slowly turning into order. We don’t have much in the way of furniture until our container from New Zealand arrives, but on Friday our new living room set was delivered. How wonderful it felt to sit on soft chairs again! We had Ben’s cousin Hannah staying with us Wednesday and Thursday nights for a lovely quick visit, and I think she appreciated sitting on our new couches for about an hour too and having a break from sitting on the floor!

Now we eagerly wait for our container to arrive — it’s ETA in the country is on the 7th of this month, but then it could be 1-4 weeks until we get it depending on how long it is in quarantine and whether or not it has to go through some sort of customs exam. I really hope for sooner rather than later!

The apartment is a really great size. We have two floors, ground level and a first storey. Downstairs is the laundry, a bathroom and one big open room that I’m planning on turning into a playroom/schoolroom/guestroom. Upstairs are the bedrooms, two more bathrooms (who needs 3 bathrooms?!) and the living area. We also get a parking space, which is wonderful. Unfortunately there is no yard to speak of, but there is a really nice big park about 10 minutes walk away where Ben has taken the kids this morning.

It’s been nice to get out a bit more with the weather warming up a teensy bit. We’re looking forward to being able to go out again without multiple layers!

Comments (3)

joanbee3 5 Apr 2014 at 10:42am

May God bless you in your new home, and may the container arrive soon!

Ben 5 Apr 2014 at 12:00pm

Note that Franci wrote this blog entry, even though it said “Ben” when it went out by email. I don’t want to take Franci’s well-deserved credit for the homemaking! :-)

Laurel 5 Apr 2014 at 10:06pm

Great that you’ve moved in - hopefully the unpacking can start in earnest soon when the container arrives! So, is the kitchen/dining included in the living areas you mention upstairs, or is it downstairs?