In Tanzania we had to just ask around for available houses to rent.
In Florida we searched on line and had a Realtor helping us.
In Tanzania we spent two weeks with lots of help getting the house reading to live in.
In Florida we had 6 days from the time we bought the house until we moved in and we are still painting.
|Bat poo that fell from the ceiling as we were doing repairs.|
Lots of poo was hauled out from the attic.
We took around 20 suitcases/totes with us when we moved to Tanzania. Our belongs were stored in Dar the capital city while we were at language school. When we were ready to move to Musoma we shipped our stuffed from Dar to Musoma and when the truck arrived in Musoma our stuff was dropped off at the center of town. We loaded our stuff in two vehicles and a push cart.
In Florida the moving truck came to our house.
In Tanzania we moved into a furnished house so we didn't have to buy a dining room table, living room furniture or other things like that.
In Florida we only got the kitchen appliances with the house so our living room is still looking a little sparse.
We could only rent a house in Tanzania. You have to be a Tanzanian citizen to own property.
We could buy or rent when we moved to Florida.
In Tanzania as we needed to buy something we had to go to the electrical shop, plumbing shop, paint shop and etc.
In Florida we went to Home Depot and got all that we needed. Actually we did go somewhere else for the paint.
The kids got choose the colors for their rooms.
In Tanzania our house had a wall around it, we had guard dogs, bars on the doors and windows and a night guard. All for added safety.
In Florida we do have an alarm system but we have never used it. In fact we just learned the prior owners usually didn't lock the house when he left. We do lock the house.
|Coco as a puppy, when she was older she was a very good guard dog.|
You can see our wall in the back ground.