I suppose I jinxed myself yesterday. As Phil rounds out his last day of being 30 (another 2 hours here, but he’d probably prefer to go by Pacific time), I once again dragged him around London. Only today I put a real twist in things and lost my cell phone – just to keep the day exciting. We spent the majority of the day with details, including looking at flats and setting up bank details. After our first viewing of the day, with a very enthusiastic agent who thought Phil’s company PayByPhone is the bee’s knees, we ran to the bank near Kings Cross. About 3/4 of the way through our meeting, I grabbed for my cell phone (correction: mobile phone) and panic ensued. The phone was not neatly tucked into it’s spot inside my purse. However, after just discussing the option of having technology insurance through our bank, I kept my cool and sat through another 30 minutes of the meeting calmly trying to listen about how to transfer money and other mundane tasks. The thought of getting a spiffy new mobile for free kept me from breaking down in tears and running for the airport.
After the bank meeting, we dashed for our flat and dialed my phone number – direct to “This mobile customer is not available.” Not good! Phil being the practical and level-headed one calmly walked me through changing every password I had ever created and deleting every email that might have a shred of any detail in it. In my mind, the phone was gone – stolen by some lowly Tube rat. My apologies to said Tube rat – the phone was left in the back seat of Agent #1’s car. Deep sigh of relief!
By that point, we were on to Agent #2 of the day and feeling much relief. The three flats she showed us were fantastic, and it felt like our luck had changed. We went right from Agent #2 to Agent #3. Agent #3 would be considered the young, go getter of the group and thought showing us six flats would be to our benefit. Now, we are having problems remembering what we’ve seen and which ones we’d prefer. Here’s a couple of pictures of places we checked out:
To celebrate surviving Day #2, we went to a cool, little fast food Mexican joint – Chilango. Delicious!