Thursday, 9 June 2011

My miracle abode.

I am sitting in front of my notebook wondering what title I'd give to this blog. I have MIA for the last 2 weeks, I have barely done the blog rounds. my apologies people but there is a valid reason for that...So, here it goes.

My landlord gave me the quit notice about 6 months ago and as soon as he did I started looking for a place and found 2 places in fact. My sister was supposed to relocate with her family to Malawi and pass on the house to me and a client had bought a property and he was giving over his flat for me to rent. I was ALL set to go when I called both of them to remind them that my rent was expiring and I needed to take over the flats (whichever one was available first). That's when story entered. For some bizarre reason they were no longer moving out. The pair of them. Oh, and they didn't deem it fit to inform me, the almost-destitute. Then out of the blue my landlord calls me to remind me I have to vacate his flat. If you know anything about Abuja, they collect 2 years rent in advance, agency fee and in some cases service charge from new tenants. I was screwed. I was stressed. Where was I going to see a nice flat for the budget I had? Y'all know how house hunts can be especially when you have no clue if you'd have a roof over your head in a few short weeks. I tried to keep my cool. My acne was tripling, I was praying *worrying a bit* and keeping the faith.

Long story short, a miracle happened. I got an extra bedroom for the budget I initially planned from someone who wanted to vacate town. I paid NO agency fee...since the guy was leaving to another town, he left me the curtains, the ACs (3 of them), tiles, gas cooker, fridge and the jackpot, A Generator all for FREE!!! I paid a year and a half's rent for a 3 bedroom for the price of a 2 bedroom and I got the items listed above. I moved into my flat today. I didn't need to paint or pay for any electrical works as the flat was all ready to use. If it's not a miracle, then tell me what is. Part of me feels I am gonna wake up and the dude will demand all his stuff back.....but I know deep down thats not how God works. His ways are not my ways. I feel the space is too huge and wonder what people might think, I mean..... But then again when I think of the circumstances surrounding the flat hunt and how I was hounded to take this flat, I feel good. So I am spending my first night here today and I am ecstatic the hunt is over!

I have decided to sublet the other room to expats who want to stay for short term. I am sure it's gonna be fun. I mean who wouldn't want to stay with me? Heheheheeheheheh

Now, *cracking my knuckles* I need to plan my house warming. I have already started planning the menu for the dinner parties to follow :-) What I love most about the house is the fact that I am gonna have a dining table. My former flat was so tiny, I could hardly fit myself in, then in a twist if fate I am living in abundant space.

M'je

23 comments:

Ginger said...
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Ginger said...

Doing a jiggy dance for you!! That sounds wonderful! Congrats. Yes oo bring out the wine and fine chocolates, wash am well. God is good! Expat housemate sounds good too

Lily Johnson said...

Hugs dear. I am so happy for you. God is indeed wonderful and He would continue to surprise you plesantly.

EDJ said...

Congrats on the new place! Will you be sharing pics?

LG said...

wow! a miracle indeed but pls tell me d 'generator' part isnt true? :)

btw how much r u subleting?

Tega said...

Wow...thaat is major awesome

It's indeed a miracle

Bless God.

Tamunoibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson said...

really a miracle. God does work in mysterious ways.
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Mamuje said...

Una thank you oh......But the utmost praise and glory goes to God. I don't think the guy believed when he was throwing in all the freebies. I guess he was stranded and needed the cash but it was just too good to pass up.

LG- As we speak, the generator is working full throttle. A bigger and better ....and less noisy generator. Send me a PM or email let's talk about subleting.

@ilola said...

Congratulations: I thank God for coming through for you when things were tight.

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

thats a miracle!!!! Ive been apartment hunting too so i know how stressful it can be. I was expecting pictures.....lol. Congrats tho

awittyfool said...

Girl, God is GOOD ..... ALL the time! and just as aside, I hope U notice that you moved in to Ur miracle abode, TODAY... i.e, MY Birthday... so I stay 4 FREE!!! LOL. Happy house warming babe.

Anya Posh said...

WOW! ...God truly does work in mysterious ways - you were doubly blessed! enjoy your new spot. I'll be back in Abuja soon to join you in the hustle!

Mena UkodoisReady said...

God indeed works in mysterious ways. Happy for you.

Happy house warming!!!

itsjustmedaringtodream said...

Oh how WONDERFUL! That is a fantastic turn of events. Congrats to you!!! :) So happy for you!

L-VII said...

Wow! That's amazing.. Great things happen when you least expect them. I am happy for you. Enjoy your new apartment.

Mamuje said...

Thanks people, this is a case of being embarrassed with blessings.....last Sunday I was in church a bit disturbed about my living condition then this Sunday I went to church a more confident woman. I am truly blessed and I am not taking it for granted at all.

Today I am entertaining my first guests with Sunday roast. This is just a dream. Oh I will post some pictures up soon.

Anonymous said...

God is good, I will email you if you are sincerely looking to rent out the room. I know a cool person that is looking for a place.

Unveilinggold said...

Wow, its indeed a miracle..I am trusting God for a place too..Will hold God to this testimony...Enjoy!and congrats..

NoLimit said...

WOW! Awesome! I hope I'll be in Naij when you decide to have your housewarming party!!! Yesss I will gatecrash if you don't invite me :D
God is faithful like that, when humans remove their mat...He comes along and spreads His persian rug for us!!!:)

Myne Whitman said...

Congrats on the new place, it is really a miracle abode. LOL...

LucidLilith said...

Wow!!! What a piece of good luck. Pass that on to me oh! Do you need all that room? LOL ... probably your shoes will fill up an entire bedroom!

Mamuje said...

Unveilinggold & Lucid- I pass on that luck to you oth :-)

Anon- I am still waiting for the email

Awittyfool & NoLimit- you are welcome anytime as long as you give me notice so I can prepare a feast for you both :-)

Myne- I feel so grateful.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mamuje, I emailed you at askme@mamuje.com on the 18th. I will resend it right away. Have a great day.