Then when you finally find a few places you actually might want to see after a long day at work, the agent is 45 minutes late (naturally) and neglects to mention that there is no electricity hooked up in the apartment - that we are seeing at 8:00pm, so Matt and I attempt to view what could be our new home by the dim greenish glowing light of our Blackberry and iPhone. We still can't see anything, and at the end she goes "so are you ready to sign a lease, this one is going to go quick." Yeah. Maybe for people who can SEE it! Curses again!
Counting down the days to our homelessness we became more bold. We approached the door man of the building we wanted to move into and asked if he knew of anyone who was moving out. He hesitated and then Matt bribed him with a portable DVD player for the name of the landlord. I so wish I was joking about this! One DVD player lighter, but with number in hand we called the current tenet/landlord out of the blue and he agreed to rent his apartment to us. Such is life in Dubai!
Finally, we have moved and gotten settled in our new home. After moving in to a new floor plan and realizing that none of our furniture fit, we spent the next few weeks selling our world possessions online and buying and building new furniture. If I never see another Allen wrench or roll of bubble wrap I will be happy! Of course, we made sure we still have a second bedroom available - so come on over!