Dubai Consumer Mirror

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

New home update

Sorry for being MIA for a while, but I've been extremely busy moving homes bouncing around between Dubai and Sharjah. I am officially out of Sharjah and back to Dubai again...... At last!

So, whats been going on in the past few days...

The movers i commissioned were average, but not that great i am afraid - (NZM: your guy never called again). The reason they were average is that didn't do much unpacking. I found out that they left behind a couple of kitchen cupboards back in Sharjah that they didn't even pack.

Our master bed room suffered a series of multiple and quite visible scratches and dings. A number of other items were dragged and scratched as well

But, the workers were on time, quick and very polite. They worked hard. There work did cause damage, but i think it could've been a lot worse. So, I bought them dinner and tipped them about Dhs 50 each.. they were like 6 or 7.

Oh well..

New House
After 5 agonizing years of living under a basketball-loving-stomp-dancing-wall-drilling-door-slamming mutha, we decided to take the largest apartment on the top floor (6th. floor) where I knew, for a fact, that there won't be anyone above me causing any noises or something.

Well, I was wrong. I found out a couple of days back that the landlord thought that the party halls on the rooftops are better off (more profitable) turned into flat studios. So, they last minute civil works are still on and the banging starts at 7 am everyday.. Hopefully that should stop toward the end of the month.

Thanks to DEWA (Dubai Electricity & Water Authority), we still have no AC. It seems that there is enormous demand for DEWA's services because of all the buildings that are popping up everywhere in this area.

So, the landlord supplied power generators that are powering up the entire building. But can't do the ACs. Thankfully, that should be over in a couple of days AND the weather is actually OK. So, we are good.

Again, due to the DEWA thing, one of the two elevators is operational. But we do have an elevator boy (who is paid by the contractor). Its nice to have someone to hold the elevator for you when you are loading/unloading stuff on your own.

There are still a few snag items here and there that need to be sorted out in the new house. I am working on them..

I am not sure about car park availability for of our cars, thought we took the largest flat in the building, we may end up with a single car park. I am actually trying to find a "persuasive incentive" for someone in the landlord office to give us a couple of spaces in the basement - wish me luck :)

I still have A LOT of unpacking, trashing-of-unwanted-things, mounting, racking, shelving, boxing, drilling, cutting, storing, dumping and so forth. Bottom line is, I NEVER realised how much junk I have..

I am so glad I am out of Sharjah ... Its about time.

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  • Good luck buddy...

    "still have A LOT of unpacking, trashing-of-unwanted-things, mounting, racking, shelving, boxing, drilling, cutting, storing, dumping and so forth" a Married man's workout. lol..

    I am glad you are out of SHARKa... now I have it all for myself...


    By Blogger Restless in Dubai, at February 13, 2007 at 10:15 AM  

  • mabrook again on the move.. like i told you moving is an excellent opportunity to tone down on junk.. us humans have this tendency to hoard things.. and nothing removes it better than a move every couple of years!

    By Blogger BuJ, at February 13, 2007 at 12:49 PM  

  • Hooray! You can flash us your elbows now ;)

    By Blogger secretdubai, at February 13, 2007 at 1:20 PM  

  • congrats buddy... now, if i pass by dubai I will call u without being afraid of dragging u all the from sharjah ;)


    By Blogger Yazan, at February 13, 2007 at 1:25 PM  

  • Sorry that Mr Ali turned out to be a no-show for you - I'll have words with him if I get to see him again!

    Great that you've managed to move - mabrook to you, Mrs M and Baby M as you settle into your new abode!

    By Blogger nzm, at February 13, 2007 at 2:26 PM  

  • hmm living on the top most floor has its benefits of not being disturbed but in Summer its hell. Its warmer than a flat on any of the lower floors.

    By Blogger Harsha, at February 13, 2007 at 2:45 PM  

  • All the best dude! new home almost equates a new life - definitely when you have moved from Sharjah to Dubai :) BTW what is MIA?

    By Blogger Abha, at February 13, 2007 at 9:35 PM  

  • abha, it stands for Missing In¨s a military term our own Private Moryarti is using lol

    By Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira, at February 13, 2007 at 9:53 PM  

  • :) good luck!

    By Blogger achinar, at February 13, 2007 at 11:15 PM  

  • RnD - oh yeah ... i am losing weight already :P

    Buj - true that. But i am still attached to my junk.

    SD - i am doing it now :D

    Yazan = thanks man, it would be great to see her here. How is your Japanese doing now?

    NZM - baby M is still trying to adapt, but i think she likes the fact that she is very close to the children play center in Mall of the Emirates :)

    Harsha - there is a floor on top of mine.. it has the Gym, and the 2 studio apartments i mentioned in the post..

    Abha - you don't even know how true your statement is

    SS and achinar - THANK YOU :)

    By Blogger moryarti, at February 14, 2007 at 11:18 AM  

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