Friday, March 9, 2012

Isn't it Ironic

Final preparations are being made for move in day. Water jugs, rice, bedding, kitchen "stuff", and everything in between have been purchased. We have been strategically taking out money from the ATM's every other day to make sure our accounts dont get shut off. Side note: you pay rent up front in Vietnam. Today's hunt was CHEAP living room furniture. The Vietnamese have beautiful wooden expensive furniture lacking comfort. There are western style sofa's around, but most of those are lacking comfort as well. We were lucky enough to find a second hand wooden furniture store today. Bruno, it was your paradise. We scored (or hopefully scored as everyone spoke Vietnamese and by the end we were ready to give up) two beautiful mahogany chairs for $50 and a "we're unsure wooden couch" for $40. Today was a process. It was by far the most stressful day we've had here so far. (Tough life, I know) They are supposed to be delivered in 2 days (payment of delivery, thank god) I'll be sure to report back what the final outcome was.

I know it seems like we're rushing on home furnishings, but work starts Wednesday for me. The reason we're diving into the renters club in Hoi An is because I found a job in Da Nang, a city about a half hour by car, hour by motorbike. Strangely enough, I will be working as a contracted accountant at Olympus Pacific, a publicly traded gold mining company. (website: I know everyone who knows me is laughing because they are confused. Didnt she quit her accounting job?? Luckily, we bumped into old ex pat friends (the one who gave us Alex's number) and the husband, who is the controller, is looking for someone who can help him out for the next few months while employees are restructured within the company.

With that being said, I know my mother is probably hooked on: Da Nang, 1 hour by motorbike. Dont worry!! They were nice enough to realize there was no way I could do that and I have a door to door car service for my 3 day work week. I am very hopeful that this job is going to be a breath of fresh air and even potentially enjoyable. Even if it isnt, I'm sure it will provide lots of great story's for this LACKING blog.

1 comment:

  1. Yay Meggles! I'm excited to hear how the job is...and see pics of this new furniture! (I'm already plotting in my head how I could haul $50 mahogany chairs back home with me...)

    Hope the move went smoothly today!