Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New House



Hey, we're in our new house. Well its not OUR house, we're just renting it but still. I love it. We're still unpacking boxes and trying to do this faster than the cats can piss in them, for this seems to be a new game. But failing dismally right now I'm afraid as I sit in our wee office (yes pun intended) trying to ignore the smell of cat wee steaming up from a box of Stuff. Selotape, old batteries, mail, a blue hammock, red rope, a clothes peg, a light fitting and all sorts of other bits and pieces that have no-where else to go. And am not sure they ever will now for the smell of cat wee is not something fun to deal with is it? Although also hard to ignore so I suppose I'll have to deal with the box ONE day...



Oh and the cats...well one is ours - Larry - and his brother (Zorro) who lives next door has decided to move in. Brought his little kitty suitcase and everything. We thought they'd fight like..er..cats and dogs but oh no, they LOVE each other. Spent the first twenty-four hours in some strange teenage-boy play-tussle-fight-pounce-bite-kick charade and then spent the next twenty four house curled up hugging each other. And now they alternate between the two. Oh that and eating.





Anyway, the views are divine, the house is WHITE (for how long I can't be sure. Maybe months, but probably weeks), the neighbours are great, the road is muddy and our bed is big. And we have a wonderfully clever picture window that looks over the rolling Maasai Steppes. We rely on rain water which we catch on the roof so like our neighbours we're already obsessing about the amount of rain and checking our water tanks every day. But right now there is no lack of rain. Oh no.

So, cat piss aside, life is good.

I hope for you too.

16 comments:

Rob Inukshuk said...

Now that looks like a good place to hang your hat. Love the architecture of the house, but that view - WOW!!!

Welcome to your new home. Wishing you many happy days there. Seems to have a good energy, if the kitty is happy has a new friend, then you know it's a good place!

Lori ann said...

I can't think of a better thing to say than what Rob said! Happy New Home! yay,hurrah!

Maasai Steppes...sigh...amazing...

♥ lori (hi baby)

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful. Rob has said it all deliciously! Enjoy your new digs. Happy days! Greetings from Texas.

Mud in the City said...

Can I move in? Promise I won't wee in any boxes....

Angela said...

What a beautiful view! And the house is white? Why does it look pink to me? Is your water from the roof enough to feed all the flower pots? How far does Janelle live? Can you have a washing machine when the baby is there? You see, we need another post soon, answering all the questions. Happy new house from Auntie!

Jill of All Trades said...

Beautiful home.

Janelle said...

and i just LOVE the fact you're a hop jump and a skip away now...WELCOME TO THE HILL DARLIN'!
XXX
j

tam said...

i want to come and stay! So happy you got some peace at last, too. Finally rid of the noisy brimstone preaching next door. Lots of rain here as well. Vanilla essence and white vinegar supposed to work for cat wee, but..

family affairs said...

What a gorgeous view - it's all just come together for you hasn't it? Lovely AND you're close to Janelle Lx

Shiny said...

Oh, wow, that looks amazing! I'm with Mud - I also want to come stay, and I also promise not to wee in your boxes, and... I'll bring my Treats Box.

Happy, happy new home to you all xxx

Miranda said...

Rob - Thank you, indeed it IS a good place, and hat is well and firmly hung (so to speak!).

Lori - ah yes, the Maasai Steppes. Flooded right now, loads of rain las night

LF - thanks, and greeting from here too!

Mud - you are so welcome - I'll even make you a special wee box if you like!

Geli - yes the outside is pink, the inside is white. Tried to post some inside pictures but internet is veeeery slow up here! I am about 200 metres from Janelle - a very short walk down the hill

Tam - ah, I shall try these remedies and see! PLease please come and stay

FA - yes it has, hurrah!!

Shiny - yes yes, visit with your treats box! You can share or even have your own wee wee box with Mud!

spacedlaw said...

Mind how you move the heavy stuff or the baby is not going to be happy with you.

Miranda said...

Spacedlaw - I know, its been very strange for me to sit and watch someone else cart boxes for a change...I am trying to be good! (almost left the typo that said I'm trying to be god!)

Val said...

looks awesome - wishing you nothing but happy days there! hope the cats have settled down now...:-)

SafariB said...

Hooray!!! Wishing you many many many happy days in your wonderful new home Miranda!! Yippee! Know how it feels :) xxx

JoeinVegas said...

It does look nice, a very pretty house. Good luck in making it into what you want - you seem to have a good start with all the plants outside.