Monday, August 11, 2008

My 12th home

I have written here too long time ago, but I'll try to write more often for now on... I was in Finland for almost whole July and after my trip I have dedicated my time to moving out. I haven't even had much time to write my thesis (which after the long vacations inspires me again), let alone update the blog.

After coming home to Mexico ater my lovely trip I found something disgusting: when I stepped trough the door, there was a strong smell of humid cellar and my kitchen was full of mould fungus. Soon I found out that the mould had also found its way to bathroom and to my closet. The department had always been humid, but not that much! So, to cut a long story short, for last two weeks I have been cleaning everything with disinfectant, vacuuming, washing clothes, throwing out lots of things (some bags, shoes and clothes just couldn't be saved) and packing. And I can assure you that packing would have been much quicker if I didn't have to vacuum every book and bunch of copies...

But something good, after all - I have never found a new apartment as fast as this time. My study mate had a room to rent, and yesterday I finally got all my things to my new home. It's a bit smaller than where I used to live, and there are no bookshelves (which IS a problem with all my books) nor much space to keep things (as you can see in the kitchen photo) but at least there is a little kitchenette, own shower - and most importantly of all, no mould!

This is my 12th home. During my 26 years I have been living in five different homes in Finland, three in Chile and four in Mexico (this one included). It's a bit too much I think, I don't really like moving. And still I hope I can move to my 13th home soon - not because I don't like it here, but because I hope that the 13th one will be a bit more permanent.


Jonna said...

Minullakin oli kuukauden loman jalkeen vastassa homenhajuinen koti. Onneksi jai vain hajun asteelle, vihreaa ei loytynyt kaapeista ja tavaroista.

ColibriDreams said...

Rannalla ongelma on varmaan yleisempi kosteuden takia. Edellisessä talossani oli varmaan puutteellinen ilmastointi, ja siksi kaikki homehtui. Mutta paha olisi ikkunoita ollut aukikaan jättää, kun sitten olisi satanut taatusti sisään.