We Four in Egypt

Now back in the US!

On the move

I just learned some great news: the Four family will be moving to a ground-floor flat at Choice B. This is the building with a small yard and a great location. I had heard the ground-floor apartment was small, but found out it has three bedrooms, which is plenty of space for us (the boys share a room). Plus instead of a balcony, we’ll have a small, private, walled outdoor patio, and, because we’re on the ground floor, we’ll have easy access to the shared yard outside.

So this is great for Mr. Four’s knees, great for the boys to play and get to school, great for me for commuting, and since it’s been a hassle to house train a pup from the seventh floor, great for Archie and his long-term residence with the Fours.

Of course, we haven’t actually seen this place. We might consider asking the current tenant if we could stop by, but she’s a widow whose husband worked for my employer until last November. Seems a tad insensitive to ask to check out her house. Right?

We’re not sure when we’ll move. The housing office is waiting to hear when the apartment will be empty, and they’ll want us to move as soon as possible after that. As always, I will keep you posted.

Meanwhile, I’m still very interesting in your feedback on Bug’s lungs.


27 May 2008 - Posted by | our life in egypt, pets


  1. That all sounds wonderful, something for everyone.

    A small tip… a lovely friend of mine here, moved into her brand new ground floor apartment last Jan and has been fighting fleas ever since… good idea to have the garden and apartment fumigated before you move in (you will need to leave it closed up for 48 hours before you return) just to make sure.. then every 3 months (perhaps when you are on a long weekend at the beach 😉

    Better safe than sorry I would say. We have recently had an invasion of bugs and we live on the 5th floor… it has been nightmarish.

    Comment by lynda | 28 May 2008

  2. Wow, Lynda, I never would have thought of that. Thanks. We are on the seventh floor and have only suffered through those terrible green sand flies and the occasional regular ole fly, plus a stray mosquito. I know we’ll lose light and privacy moving down, but I am hoping the patio makes up for it.

    Comment by Ms. Four | 28 May 2008

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