We have moved to our new building.

by: mavisrueda

In: Cost of Living | Family & Friends | Housing in Qatar | Personal | Qatar

15 Jun 2009
We survived our move from Old Airport to Al Sadd last Saturday. We had to abort our plan of moving on Friday as it became obvious to Mavis and I at 3 a.m. of Friday that we were not going to finish packing. I called up the truck owner I talked to last Wednesday and told him that we had to cancel. He was ok with it but I assured him that we would definitely be moving Saturday morning.
We did finish packing our things though it was already 2 in the morning of Saturday when we did. Although we didn’t have much rest, we had to wake up early to finish some more taks we needed done.

The truck and labor we hired came right on at 9. After trying to fill up the truck, we we’re able to deliver for the 1st batch of furniture and stuff in the new building and had the last of our stuff delivered in the afternoon. I’m not sure what exact time the men finally left but we were able to settle down at about 5 p.m. Not being able to cook or prepare anything for dinner, we had to go to ever trusty McDonalds.

After 3 days of moving in, the living room is still a mess. Well, everything is still a mess but things are taking shape slowly. And as always, my Audio-Video system (AVR, 5.1 speakers, Plasma and Xboxes) were the first to be set up on the first night itself along with the PC. However, I still don’t have any Internet access. I was able to go to QTEL this afternoon and applied for the shifting of their services to Al Sadd. The CS rep told me that they’d send me an SMS after 3 days to schedule an appointment. Hopefully, they’d schedule an appointment before we go on vacation in 2 weeks time. I also need to settle the water and electricity but would do so next week. (I’m posting this elsewhere).

This is definitely one of the most tiring weeks of my life. With what seemed an eternity of packing stuff, the move itself was physically tiring and draining. Not to mention that we have to unpack the stuff again. But the move is worth it. We’re in the middle of everything. I’m 20-30 minutes away from my work place with morning traffic and it is the same for Xiane and Mavis going to DMBS. And we think that this should hold true even if Xiane moves to Qatar Academy next school year. It’s just we are drained and have to prepare for our needed vacation too. Anyway, we’re taking one step at a time each day.

2 Responses to We have moved to our new building.



June 18th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Congratulations on moving in to your new place! I’m sure it can’t be easy to find a new residence in Doha.



June 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Finding a new place to stay in is quite easier than the actual packing and moving itself.

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