Day 6 Hillbrow Move

So today we tried cleaning the parquet flooring in the main bedroom…we will have to learn how to do this better into the future! Love the sun that streams into this room in the afternoons! …And this is our new home-schooling room, bigger than we’ve had before in our previous home (ironically!) Can’t wait to...

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Day 5 Hillbrow Move

So, the dry walling is finally in place, and now we are beginning to see the transformation as the fresh paint goes on the walls. Visitors welcome! (And Hannah was in heaven today as 6 girls from the block came to play in our mostly empty flat!) This room is to  become our lounge/dining room area, looking...

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Day 4 Hillbrow Move

Hillbrow Day 4: Lots of drilling, banging, activity in each room! 5 different teams of people all busy with fixing some aspect of our flat! Amazing that they do this each time someone moves out! Let the games begin!  

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Day 3 Hillbrow Move

Day 3 in Hillbrow Report: Arrived super early this morning to greet any visitors! By 9am the painters, plumber, maintenance man, dry-walling guys, and welder had checked in to assess the work to do. And since then Telkom has also been, followed by the glass fitter! Amazing how accommodating the management of Connaught Properties...

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Day 2 Hillbrow Move

Well things are progressing slowly. Here are some pics…   Kitchen before… a bit of work needed...

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New friendships forming…

One thing I loved about today’s visit to our Hillbrow flat was seeing our kids accepted so quickly by the other kids in the playground downstairs. People think we are giving up so much but I am starting to see how much we are gaining…but now to sleep: tomorrow’s visit begins early again!

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