Check out this view from a spacious balcony!
Here’s the view from our new balcony.

The negotiations are complete and the rental agreement is about to be signed – and a room with a view is the winner! While it was a tough decision, this really was the nicest place we looked at with the rent being slightly under our housing allowance and only a 10-minute drive from Trina’s school. Also, it received the most votes in our poll at 48% just edging out the cozy character place.

It’s 1,550 square feet including three bedrooms, two baths and a nice storage room for my hockey equipment. And, plenty of room for guests just like you!

The best part is that I’ll never have to leave home as it has a pool, a gym and various shops soon to be added right on the main level.

The only downside is that it still needs curtains, lights, appliances and all the furniture – some minor technicalities. Luckily, they work fast here in Malaysia and we’ll have the keys in our hands by next Friday. Until then, we’re in the hotel for a few more days and then we’re moving into a friendly teacher at Trina’s school who has offered us a room at his home. He’s from Swift Current, so his hospitality makes perfect sense.

Next up on our agenda is buying a car. Stay tuned for the hilarity that will ensue once we start driving here…yikes.

I hope everyone is doing well. Bye for now.