Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Groan, whine, moan

There is nothing like a little moving to smack me into reality about how out of shape I am. After 3 days of moving and running up and down stairs I'm worn out. And we aren't even moved in yet. We've been trying to move a little bit at a time and have rented a U-haul for this coming Saturday. Kyra and Sam helped out heaps today and even arrived with a lovely house warming gift basket. We also now have a lovely new king sized bed all set up which is just begging to be slept in. Not yet though. It will have to wait until Sunday.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Just a little while longer now...

Wow. We received news today that we get possession a couple of days early. This is splendid news because it means we have an extra weekend to move. Two whole days with both of us available to move. We are trying to book some cleaners to come in on the morning we take possession so it will be spick and span for us. Hopefully VanClean is available on such short notice.

Still no decision on the floors or paint colours. We need to be in the space I reckon. To know what feels right. It's all so touchy feely (but true).

We haven't picked out appliances yet either. However, we have decided to go for all stainless steel. Yes, we actually did consider just getting plain white. Heaven forbid! No stainless steel?? ALL the cool kids buy stainless. So yeah, we're going to be cool. Oh, and we both love the freezer on the bottom idea. One question , oh wise ones, why are they so much more expensive??

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I've been packing a lot over the past week. I have several towers of boxes in my apartment. My cat, Carmen, thinks it's great. Me? Not so much.

Even though it's a pain, seeing all those boxes keeps me excited about unpacking them in the new place. I booked a moving truck for one day to move all the furniture. We are going to try and move most of the boxes in the car over a week. I also need to book the carpet cleaners to come in before we get a lot of furniture in. And we haven't even chosen paint colours or decided 100% on a new floor. Argh! We are leaning towards Bamboo quite heavily now though. S saw some floors today by Teragren. The really nice ones are apparently all solid though. Because we have concrete below the carpet we have to install a floating floor which means engineered hardwood rather than solid. I think we could install sub-flooring first but so far noone has advised us of that.