First week in the new apartment is going just fine. The kitchen is way smaller than we thought with about half as much storage as our last place, but with some targeted downsizing and a little cheap extra storage from Ikea it should be a breeze.
Our asshole internet providers are being incompetent though which is a drag.
There's a little sun room which is a revelation - the cats love it and sitting out there on reading chairs, drinking tea in the morning is absolutely lovely.
We're thinking about getting a little car now that we're not walking distance to trains and buses to everywhere. Also our new place has a parking spot which is nice.
Best Buy/Future Shop: We're told by a reliable source that Future Shop and Best Buy will offer an iPad Air trade up program. If you trade in an iPad 2 (or greater), you can receive $200 or more as a gift card that can be put towards your iPad Air purchase. Future Shop and Best Buy stores are opening early (8 AM local time) on Friday November 1. We believe it has something to do with the launch of Apple's latest and greatest - iPad Air.
Spoiler:an M60 going off for a solid minute in the desert is going to be heard for miles. Even if they're in a relatively isolated place (and there's a road leading there, they aren't in the complete boonies) the police getting a report is not crazy.