Friday, February 28, 2014

Getting settled bit by bit... Our Living Room

Ignore the mess... as you can see there are boxes EVERYWHERE still! But I'm doing my best. Last night we opened some of the boxes in the craft room and started organising in there. No rush to finish - I had some of this stuff boxed up for a month before we left, I don't need it tomorrow! This first batch of photos is our living room... as you can see there's a TON of space in here, so I put the love seat sideways across the room with the bookshelves and all the stacked boxes behind it... but there's more than enough space for a full-sized sofa bed, so at some point I expect we'll buy one. Then we can actually have overnight guests as long as they like cats! I'm also going to get two more bookshelves to match the two I've got and we'll have a wall-of-books on that back wall, instantly doubling the size of our library space, and making them look less silly against that tall peaked wall. I love the sloped roof, but it's a lot more vertical space to fill than I'm used to! At some point we'll buy a picture hanging kit and get some art on the walls but for now they're big empty tan slabs.

Moving In

The movers came on Monday Feb 24... it took them ALL DAY to move us, and it's going to take weeks to get all the unpacking done. But after four days here it's starting to feel more like home. There's a TON more room here than I expected - our furniture (which just fit nicely into the old apartment) is dwarfed by this one. I've always had to jam my little bedside table in front of the bedroom door, but there's enough room in this bedroom to easily fit a full bedroom set for the first time ever! And next time we get a new bed, it'll be a king size! Photos of the preliminary unpacking coming next, but first here's a few moving shots.

John  and I supervised the move from our chairs... the movers left them till last, and brought them off the truck for us first. Good thing too - we were standing in the empty duplex for nearly two hours waiting for them to show up and my back was killing me from not being able to sit down any place!

And the furniture goes out the door piece by piece...
Ready to unload... that was a BIG truck and our stuff nearly filled it. They sure earned their money moving us! Loading up took two and a half hours, unloading only took one because there were no stairs...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Our new apartment (pre-move in)

Yes, it's a mess... but that's because the landlord hadn't cleaned it up yet, just hauled out the trash. We move in on February 24th and he's promised that the things that need fixing (some broken tiles, marked up walls, broken closet doors and drawers) will be fixed this week.Click to see the 'before' pictures. One day I'll hopefully have 'afters' for you!