Well, it was an adventurous week for both Julie and I. I’ve finally gotten my office equiped with a Linux Workstation, I ventured for ~1 hour driving on Nigerian streets for my Nigerian Driver’s license, we went to the most amazing market – (Lekki Market – more on this in a future blog), and the best news of all – we’ve been assigned our residence where we will be living for the forseeable future!
Our residence will be Unit B3 of Queen’s Drive Complex on Ikoyi island, a very new set of apartment buildings just across the road from the main body of water, (Five Creek), separating Ikoyi from Victoria Island to the south. Our Unit is a 3 bedroom flat containing large rooms with windows on 2 sides. Here is a picture of the complex looking north from across Five Creek on Victoria Island:
The complex has a beautiful pool, exercise room, tennis courts, and a racquetball/squash court. There will still have to be a detailed inspection, and our furniture won’t arrive until after the end of July, so it will be awhile before we can get in. Meanwhile, there will be window coverings to make/buy, and appliances for the kitchen to aquire. The complex is just now getting moved into, so we will be the “founding” group of residents, which will be a great chance to set some traditions for future residents, (“happy hours” and barbeques)! One hurdle…we’ve been told that all furniture re-assembly will be our responsibility! I’m already lining up a craftman for the pool table.
This week, I hope that I can start spending less time getting settled, and more on the work challenges at hand. Drop us a line and let us know how everyone’s doing.