|This handsome guy has grown up a lot in the past 5 months!|
We found the house mostly by accident-we were driving by looking for rental signs when the owner flagged us down and asked if we were looking for a place to rent. When she heard that we were looking for a house to rent for at least a year, and possibly more, she got very excited! The house is a vacation house and she is accustomed to renting it out by the week. She lives in the U.S. and was trying to set up rental weeks and maintain the house from there, which was proving to be very difficult. She had flown in just for that week to get the house ready for a rental season and try to find renters. The idea of having someone in her house taking care of it for her, keeping up on maintenance (things deteriorate quickly on the coast!), and not having to mess with multiple short term renters was so appealing to her that she gave us a very good Price. (For which we were relieved, since it was the only house we had found that worked for our family.) We can still hardly believe that we are living in where we can hear the sound of waves while eating our breakfast, but here we are!
As you can see, we feel a bit spoiled. Im not sure how long we will live here (the distance from the ministry sites isn't bad but we still would like to be closer), but we will certainly enjoy it while we can!
More on all the other things that have been happening around here another day!