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I have MY OWN BUNGALOW :P

Yes, with my meager pay, I can still afford to have my own house. A 'cute' little bungalow in a housing estate, in front of a local university, less than 3 km away from my mom's place.


Neglected the house for almost four years. Why? I was supposed to live there with my wife, had kids and lived happily ever after..... but fortune never smiles on me that way, so I purposely left the house to ruin, because it was a reminder of my failed effort to have a bright future.


I had a strong desire to move to the house now because my youngest sister will get married this March.... and it will be awkward to have two married couples (her elder sister already married) visiting my mom's place with only ONE room available. So I did the honorable thing by moving out of my cramped room into the spacious living place I already have, but conveniently forgotten.


So I had them install the water meter sometime last week.... and hey, later that evening somebody from my new neighborhood called (I am still staying at my mom's) telling my house was flooding. The buoy of the water tank above the house was rusted and water kept on pouring out of the overflow system and YES, my house was flooded inside too!


Did I scream with anger? Cursing God about this fate? Nope. I know it's my fault. When you neglected your belongings, they will bite you back, and always at your wallet (read the previous post about 'Ghost in the Shell). I had a friend to climb into the roof to fix it. Fortunately I didn't have any stuff lying on the floor or they'll be ruined by the water.


.....I have plans for my cute bungalow. But for now we'll have to wait for the electric meter to be installed, and then the wiring man, etc. I am in no hurry..... March is still far away. :)


Will take some pics of it soon. 


p.s. - The clerk in the Water Supply Department called the row of houses as 'cute'.... It angered me at first, but come to think of it, yes, they are quite cute, as they are a bit smaller than common bungalows, yet I have so much space around my house for future renovation and addition. Those will come much much later.... 

12 comments:

fairul faizal ali said...

Bungalow? I prefer apartment. Lower maintenace meh..
=)

Grayquill said...

Yikes! Sounds wet but honorable. Good job. I am sure you will make it very nice. I hope it dries out okay. Mold is a nasty thing.

TechnoBabe said...

Your place sounds great. And it may be good for you to have the project of getting a place fixed to your liking. Our little cottage has the smallest bedroom I have ever had but our stuff fits fine since we got rid of more that 2/3 of our stuff before we moved here. You have time to get things ready and in good working order. I look forward to seeing the pictures of your place.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Fairul; I wanted an apartment too, but there are none around my place. The place will do.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

Grayquill; It's pretty hot around here, so mold is not a problem. Moving is going to be tough because I hate heavy lifting.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

TechnoBabe: I only have stuff in my bedroom to move. Oh and the two cupboard of books too. I already have furniture rotting gently for years inside my house.

Casey Freeland said...

Looking forward to your pics! And I'm glad you didn't get anything ruined by the water as well.

Cheers,

Casey

Aizan Suhaira said...

It's in Bear Hill? Anyway, congratulations on moving out of your mom's place and into your own. It's about time, if you ask me.

All the best with repairs and renovation. I'm sure it will be worth the time, money and effort.

Nothing speaks of independence than having your own place.

Welcome to the club!

Tenchi said...

I like Bungalow but I cant afford it...take some nice photos of ur cute bungalow..

brocasarea said...

good!!...post some snaps!!...

and congrats:)

SSQuo said...

that calls for Congratulations!! :) Youve become a big boy now. Its quite exciting to consider the future in terms of all you are going to do to the place to make it your 'home'. I just finished doing it, (some small things pending), but Im sure its gonna be a lot of fun. post pics soon!

ying-ko-4 said...

Bungalow's are meant to be cute. Sorry about the flooding, that has to suck rocks...

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