Tuesday, 17 January 2012


that we have a new apartment in the new city in the new country seems like a wonder. to call the rental market in the greater stockholm area a disaster would be an understatement. if you want to rent an apartment in sweden you have to either queue for a couple of years (in stockholm and uppsala that would be 10-15 years for a decent place to live in) or rent "second hand". that means that you rent from somebody who rents, but doesn't need their apartment for a couple of months or a bit more.

we were unlucky and got to experience the worst part of the housing situation first hand: the stress on the rental market benefits frauds like nothing else. not only did we lose a lot of money, we also went through a couple of more than stressful weeks looking for a solution. knowing that i'll be homeless in a week's time was one of the worst feelings i have experienced so far. thankfully, vackra-kläder-joanna offered us her old apartment in the south of stockholm and let us live there during november. joanna, you are an angel!

now we rent a wonderful apartment (second hand for 1,5 years) with a huge kitchen (the pictures show some details) and lovely neighbours, and i have started looking for a job. i take one step at a time, and rather slowly as well. there are not that many positions out there at the moment. until the end of the month i get unemployment benefits from norway, but we'll manage well even if i don't find work immediately. things start to look brighter - and the sun shines a little longer each day.


Hey Monkey Butt said...

Oh wow. that would be so scary. I'm glad you found something and life is Ok for you all :) Love the pictures!

JAE said...

Älskar burkarna! :)

Klee said...

Danke für deinen total lieben Kommentar. Ihr armen, das hört sich ja nach sehr viel stress an. Ich drück euch die daumen das alles gut wird.

Linnea said...

Va kul att du är tillbaks o bloggar! har spanat in ibland för att se om du har skrivit något:)
spännande med Uppsala...det är väl jättemysigt? har bara vart där någon enstaka gång.
Vi är nog i lite samma sits nu...jag letar också jobb för fullt...Lycka till med ditt jobbsökande!