It’s Getting Closer!

It’s been years since the last time I got any com­ment demand­ing me to update, and I got one today which made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I just have to update. This one’s for you, Tia! :)

So, we’re tak­ing pos­ses­sion of the house on Mon­day, which is only four days away. Already we’ve start­ed fig­ur­ing out ways of get­ting a mat­tress into the house with­out hav­ing to rent a U-Haul truck so that we could spend our first of many nights there right after we got the house keys. The cur­rent solu­tion is to get one of those cheap IKEA spring mat­tress­es just because they come roll-packed and hope­ful­ly easy to take home.

We’re going to have overnight guests the week­end after our big move-in week­end so I spent last night mak­ing a list of things to buy to make all three bed­rooms sleep­able for under $1,000. I think I did a pret­ty good job because I got Troy’s approval and we’re going to IKEA on Sat­ur­day morn­ing to do some bed­room shop­ping. Yeah, I know. IKEA is not exact­ly the sym­bol of pre­mi­um qual­i­ty fur­ni­ture but it’s all we can afford right now.

Last night I came to a real­i­sa­tion that there’s no way I’d be able to pick a paint colour for the liv­ing room until we got our­selves a couch. If we had unlim­it­ed bud­get, we could paint the liv­ing room any colour we want and then buy any fur­ni­ture that goes with the wall colour regard­less of the price. Since we’re on a tight bud­get, it’s the oth­er way around. We’ll have to paint around the couch. There isn’t real­ly a very wide selec­tion of couch­es with­in our bud­get. I found one that I real­ly loved that we could actu­al­ly afford only to be told by the fur­ni­ture store that the couch wouldn’t be avail­able until August 21. Seri­ous­ly, if it’s not avail­able yet, why on earth do they have it list­ed on their web­site? If they real­ly want to do it, they could at least put the date where it’ll become avail­able. That would’ve saved me a big dis­ap­point­ment. Hope­ful­ly by Tues­day we would’ve found our­selves a couch because that’s the day I’m plan­ning to start paint­ing.

Troy packed around 90% of all the books we have on Sun­day, which was a big accom­plish­ment because the major­i­ty of our pos­ses­sions com­pris­es of books. We’re going to pack the rest as we go all through next week.

I’m going to miss Water­loo, but I will learn to love Strat­ford, my next home­town, where the win­ters are more than just a lit­tle snowy.

I miss Win­ter already.

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  1. When I moved into my new house I des­per­ate­ly want­ed to paint my liv­ing room red. Like bright, bright red. But the couch­es we had we’re green and plaid (hand me downs). Solu­tion? Slip cov­ers. We got two cream cov­ers so now our couch­es accent the walls purrrr­fect­ly :)

  2. IKEA has great starter-home fur­ni­ture. It will last until you can afford to replace it with some­thing bet­ter. And even if it doesn’t last that long you can just replace it with anoth­er inex­pen­sive piece from IKEA.

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