Slowly Settling In

Almost one week has passed since I arrived in Finland. PB and I were busy with bureaucracy so far. Now we’re both known to the police and I’m registered at Jyväskylä University and ready to start taking courses. We’re still waiting for a bank account (obviously our credit history has to be checked). Also, we are not yet able to get a phone contract, as we don’t have a social security nor tax number. Which means I won’t get a smartphone for some time longer.

Our home is still a mess and we’re living surounded by boxes. On Saturday we went to lay around a bit. The result was that we bought a bed that will be delivered in about 2 weeks. Up ’till then we sleep in the guest room on the guest bed. The room is very small, so that when the bed is opened to queen bed size, you can sit on the bed and work on the desk:

Guest Room – Currently Master Bedroom / Office / TV Room

However, the kitchen (most important room in any house) is almost done. Here we have a lot of storage space, so It’s easier to keep organised.

Kitchen – Almost Tidy

As you can see one of the cabinet doors is broken. It will be fixed by the owner company soon, I hope. Behind that door is the trash organisation system: four plastic containers to separate your garbage. The garbage deposit is in a shed in the yard, so you don’t have to wait for a specific day to get rid of it.

Speaking of the yard: it’s full of berry bushes! PB already went and picked redcurrants and blackcurrants with which I made a cake. But that’s for next post.

We invited one of our neighbours with his kids to eat some of the cake. Here’s what they found our living / dining room to be looking like:

Living / Dining Room – Also Known As Boxland

In the background the lodgia is visible. This might easily be our favourite room. This s partly due to the fact that it’s one of the few rooms with a lamp in it. Next Saturday we will probably go lamp shopping.

The other rooms (master bedroom, entrance and bathroom/sauna) look pretty much the same as the rest of the apartment, so I’ll spare you the pictures. Hopefully next week we’ll be completely unpacked, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

Anyway, this was the little apartment tour one week after my move. More to follow.


5 thoughts on “Slowly Settling In

  1. Hey Aline, we are your Israeli blog followers… We too have moved here a week ago and are struggling through the painful process of transforming our new apartment to our new home. Great to catch up with you up north. Hugs and Kisses,

    Never knew you can shoot such beautiful pictures… Regards to your Italian lover…


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