Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Only 3 days.........
It's only been 3 days since I started unpacking the boxes. I joke that there are 3000 boxes -- actually there are only 30 boxes to be unpacked and 6 big rubber maid containers that hold my Christmas decorations... they don't need to be unpacked and are stacked neatly on the shelves in the basement.
BUT still - 30 boxes to unpack.
I actually got the kitchen unpacked on Monday -- managed to sort out where everything could/would go in my new kitchen. The house is quite old and the kitchen cupboards are HUGE -- and high.... so high I needed a step ladder to reach the top shelves. Needless to say the things I rarely used went up there.
The pantry like the cupboards is huge and high -- but it held everything -- including my bread machine, my huge silver chest and my red kitchen aide. I will need a step ladder again to reach the serving platters high up on the top shelf -- but that's ok -- I don't expect to be throwing any big parties any time soon.
I have unpacked my bedroom and got most of everything sorted out in there. That room was my biggest challenge -- much smaller than the master bedroom in the Kingston apartment. BUT I got the necessities in with a wee bit of room to spare.. can we say it's 'cozy' ?
And yesterday I got the spare room unpacked -- the printer found and hooked up -- my paper and art supplies safely sorted out in their baskets on the shelves. Also got most of the living room pulled together........ there's still pictures to hang and I haven't quite found my chinese village to display yet - but I am pretty sure it is in the last 'picture' box.
OH and the cable/internet guy showed up and got my internet and tv up and running.
BUT as much as it sounds pulled together -- the bathroom isn't painted yet and is in pieces ....... and the kitchen has all Sir Steve's painting supplies. The apartment feels a long way from pulled together yet..... oh and the washer and dryer have to be hooked up -- because I wasn't happy with the placement of them -- and purchased a washer dryer unit (on top of each other) .... it means poor Sir Steve has to find time to redirect the water supply. (I do love making life complicated -- le sigh)
I keep reminding myself it's only been 3 days -- and it's coming together.... soon it will be my lil haven..... and I will have pictures to share with you. For now I will keep trucking through the mess and organizing ......... soon it will be done -- soon.