Home Sweet Home

We got the key to our new house on Friday and we love it although of course there are a few minor bugs that need to be fixed. We can't wait to move in but it's going to take us a while to buy the furniture and get it decorated. Meanwhile we'll stay in our current house in Wangjing.

As Buddy and I did the walk-through I was reminded of November 17, 2000, the day we walked through our new house in California for the first time. Audrey was five weeks old and I remember she spit up on the carpet in the upstairs hallway. We quickly cleaned it up and apologized to the guy from the developer who was doing the walk-through with us. But he just laughed and said, "Don't apologize to me! It's your carpet now!" Buddy and I looked at each other and smiled. Our carpet. Our floor. Our house. Our little piece of California.

It was an amazing feeling and I felt the same way on Friday. Our marble. Our floor. Our condo. Our little piece of Beijing. Definitely for the next 70 years and after that we'll have to see what happens.

Here's the California house:
house

This is the Beijing one:
new house

Comments:

Oven!
Oven!
Oven!

Posted by Thin Guy on March 26, 2008 at 02:48 AM CST #

Yes, you remember well, ThinGuy! :) I finally get my oven. And a stove with not 2, not 3 but \*4\* burners on it!!! I'll get busy baking all those recipes from your blog now. :)

Posted by melanie gao on March 26, 2008 at 02:58 AM CST #

Ah burners! How I look for them! Thankfully my current apartment has them. I am curious - why do most apartments in the US not have burners? Irks me so...

Posted by Shubho on March 26, 2008 at 02:28 PM CST #

Congratulations. House warming party?

Posted by Sin-Yaw Wang on March 26, 2008 at 02:29 PM CST #

Absolutely, Sin-Yaw! As soon as we get the furniture and get all settled in (probably June-ish) we'll have a big party.

Shubho, you mean gas burners on a stove top? I missed those sorely too when I lived in apartments in the US. I asked once and a landlord told me it's because gas burners are more of a fire hazard, but I suspect it's really because gas ranges are more expensive. How did you manage to find one with gas burners? It's almost unheard of, as far as I know.

Posted by melanie gao on March 26, 2008 at 02:35 PM CST #

This is great news!!! Congratulations on your new home. Is the lake big really enough to have boats?

Posted by Madhan Kumar on March 27, 2008 at 06:02 AM CST #

Congratulations!

Posted by Sue Weber on March 27, 2008 at 06:55 AM CST #

Congrats on your new home, Mel! :-D

Posted by Skrocki on March 30, 2008 at 11:58 PM CST #

Melanie, Congratulations on your new home! I cannot wait to see you, meet your family and get to know some of Beijing sometime this year!

Posted by Andreas Schmidt on April 03, 2008 at 09:08 PM CST #

Nice home, congratulation!!!

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