We had bought this One BHK (Bedroom, Hall and Kitchen) condominium, in Mumbai, three-four years ago. It was just an investment then. Husband had some fondness for the place, I had serious doubts, I had expressed my doubts but seeing how keen he was, I let it be. Recently when the last tenant vacated it, we thought we’d take a look at the place.
Seepage everywhere. I had to make serious effort to resist the urge to say, ‘I told you so’ to Husband. It was kind of depressing to see those walls. We thought we'd keep the place with us for a while and take care of the seepage before putting it on rent again. Then I got this most exciting idea - the kids were with us for just a few more years; why not keep the place as a weekend home for all of US for that much time? Husband did not agree at first but eventually gave in. So that was what kept me from my blog. I had no way to even check my mail.
We have set up a delightful little 1 BHK condo in Mumbai:) ...It’s a dream come true! Now we can spend (to start with) our weekends in Mumbai! Or go shopping and not worry about having to drive back to Pune that same evening. We can take the dogs (they hate traveling though...) with us, but what about the cat? Any change in routine stresses him, he always slept on my pillow, now he is following me around. He is worried I will disappear again. So this is for anyone planning to get dog/cat/fish/birds as pets/companion animals, THINK AGAIN. They are a HUGE responsibility. Traveling with dogs meant we could not get out for a cup of tea at the Food Plazas, the dogs would start howling like babies wondering where we were going...so it was tough.
These past few days were spent setting up this place. What do you need to make a house a home? (Yeah, yeah after, love, peace and harmony, and all)
CURTAINS - first and foremost.
Smallest available Microwave (cooks two cups of rice comfortably)
4 dinner plates, 2 knives, one small chopping board, 4 table spoons, 4 table forks, and 4 tea spoons, 2 serving spoons,4 glasses, two tea cups, 2 microwave-safe ‘cook and serve’ bowls
An electric kettle, some tea bags, sugar and dairy whitener. Some dusters, a mop etc
A small Refrigerator, 180 litres, Whirlpool. (made a mistake shopping in such a hurry, the fridge is not frost free:( I thought all newer refrigerators were frost free!)
An Air Conditioner, Onida, 1 tonne
A bed 5’X6’
A dining table set for four (collapsible)
A small sofa cum bed (old, had at home, took it there), an exercising mat, a bed side table, a stool, some bed linen....some pretty, colourful, cushions.
An old Music System.
Some water bottles. Some juice. Some cookies. Some towels, a change of clothes.
VIOLA! We have a perfect home ready.