Honestly, I'm tempted to do a series of posts, because I have a lot to say about all the ideas we have for what to do with different areas, but that is probably tempting fate: We signed, but our contact is really the current tenant. When we met the landlord, he came over from his house next door with a notebook, hand wrote the basic facts of names and dates, and he and Brett signed. Then he tore the page out of the notebook and handed it to Brett. I'm not really sure what kind of rights that gives us, and my prayers daily include this entire situation because it seems kind of iffy, don't you think?
Keeping positive, though, we are moving forward optimistically. Here is a bit of a tour of what we signed for:
|From the front gate.|
One thing that makes this house superior to the one we thought we had last month: I will not be responsible for the plants. The landlord takes care of them. And there's a papaya tree back there alongside the house!
|That stairway looks so long to me! But it's not. It's normal.|
|I want to move the TV to the wall with the art on it. It gets glare now.|
|The fridge will be moved, to free up that bar-top.|
|Master bedroom, with a balcony.|
|Brett's classroom/office, with a balcony that connects to the balcony over the front door!|
|We overlook a peanut farm!|
Just because we've made a big deal about bathrooms, LOOK! There's a glass divider between the shower and the toilet! The bathrooms are all like this, except I think one has a washing machine in it, too.
We'll no longer be 8 minutes from a beach, but we are 5 minutes from a river. It's a very lush area.