Well, we started moving in today. I wouldn’t say it was awful, it could’ve been worse, but it did seem rather daunting- SO MUCH STUFF!
It was so cold today, the high was supposed to be 35 but I don’t think we ever reached it and it was SO windy! When we finished up around 6:15 tonight, the bank sign down the street from our new home was saying it was only 19 degrees. You really find out who your friends are when they’re willing to come out in the cold to help you move!
We got a lot of furniture gently used off craigslist and for free from friends. I’ve only spent about $200 to furnish our house. We got the dining room squared away, as well as the kitchen. We started on the living room but couldn’t do too much, there’s no light in the living room, and it was getting dark and a lot of our furniture for the living room required a bit of assembly.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the coffee table and end table sets I ordered offline were delivered a few days ago. The shipping notice said they’d be delivered sometime next weekend, which was supposed to be our original move in date, but it was nice to have them early. Next weekend we will begin moving in the bedroom furniture and our personal affects but it’s nice to be able to do it gradually, so I don’t have endless stacks of boxes strewn about the house!
I feel like a huge weight is being lifted off my shoulders, getting my own place and starting my own life. My family life is so stressful, it was definitely my time to move on, and start my own life with my future husband. We’ve still got a lot to do before we’re completely settled in our own house but we’re getting there and I love all the domestic stuff, like cooking and decorating, homemaking, so I’m looking forward to keeping my own house.
I started setting up my studio today too. I’ve got a long way to go before it’ll be ready for me to work in there but I’m looking forward to having an actual work space, not just a pillow on the floor in the living room, and I’m sure my fiance will appreciate the craft-bomb being contained in a separate room as well.