Posted by: chiarraigrrl | November 5, 2011

Success! :)

Tired and jet-lagged, I’ve just crossed the Atlantic heading eastward for the last time as a resident of Europe. We only had five days in the Boston area this trip, but thankfully I’m glad to report that we got everything done that needed to be accomplished with a surprising minimum of hassle.

Last Sunday we headed in to the AT&T store to buy ourselves pre-paid cell phones. In Ireland even for a pre-paid phone as a new customer d’mammy had to provide a utility bill proving her local residence. By contrast, when we explained what we wanted to the sales assistant in the phone shop in Massachusetts, he immediately understood what we were after and we were able to buy gorgeous phones at a reasonable price and be finished up with that off the to-do list within about half an hour. Fantastic.

On Monday we had appointments set up with a realtor in the Boston area, and also stopped in to another apartment complex that was advertising apartments to rent. We saw a unit that we fell in love with, with perfect amounts of space, plenty of light for our houseplants and incredibly convenient to shops and publich transportation, so we applied right away and were approved that afternoon. We were told the paperwork would be ready Wednesday, so we were able to take the Tuesday off for a bit of shopping and exploring around the new neighborhood. Wednesday we were able to sign the lease, and when we had our copy of that managed to go across the street and open bank accounts that very day.

Still amazed at how easy it turned out to be to get everything done with time to spare. HALLELUJAH! šŸ™‚

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  1. Stay in touch Kerrygal šŸ™‚ good luck with EVERYTHING and remember us … Mwah x

    • You know you can’t get rid of me with something simple like an ocean. How could I forget ye? šŸ™‚ Not gonna happen. šŸ™‚ xx

  2. You switched again?

    I guess seeing in persons make the difference?

    • We changed our search area to Quincy after dealing with some realtors in Arlington MA- there didn’t seem to be much of the type of rental properties we were looking for, and Quincy is actually more convenient. Woohoo!!!

  3. CONGRATS! šŸ™‚

    • Thanks mrs! Can’t quite believe how well it’s all worked out so far. Huzzah!! šŸ™‚


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