Most of you will remember when we moved into the "old" house that it was left in a pretty disgusting condition by the previous tenants (their old soaps in the showers they didn't clean, cupboards not wiped out, carpets not even vaccuumed, sigarette buds lining the outside area), so I found it quite amuzing when the landlord arrived to do the final inspection and they looked through all the cupboards, checked the showers, checked the toilets, the oven, the dishwasher and checked all the cupboards, that after they didn't seem too worried by the way the house was when we moved in. Of course we did complain about it at the time and they ended up sending a cleaner for 2 hours, and it didn't help that we've had so many other problems as well that we complained about. So I couldn't help wondering if they were trying to "catch us out" or if they were really just trying to avoid a similar problem. But either way, the day spent cleaning paid off and that house was in a way better condition than when we moved in - it actually looked clean.
The new house seems a bit colder, but I guess that is because of the tiles and wooden laminate flooring at the bottom, but certainly this house seems in way better condition and it was clean when we moved in. What a difference! We also think the layout is way better and the kitchen has way better storage than the previous house (and an oven that is all digital).
On Friday it was also Daffodil Day and I bought some real daffodils in support of the Cancer Society. They are not the same as the child cancer foundation, but this one is aimed at adult oncology patients and of course as a society they support research and so on. I don't usually have much luck with live flowers and I am hopeful that they will last just a little bit.