You know, in the process of building a house - you forget, in all the excitement, that you have to MOVE.
Notes for next time:
Do not start retching when you see what is behind a dresser you haven't moved in 14 years.
Do not apologize, while retching, to movers who are hefting dresser, for all the dust water buffaloes lurking. They have seen worse, evidently.
Do not attempt to move the cat without adequate protection, lest you want your husband's blood all over your new tile floor.
Move everything at ONE TIME. Because if you don't? Once you're settled, you NEVER want to visit the old house to get the rest of your stuff.
A dumpster can be your best friend, especially when you haul 8 bags of worthless trash out of your old home in 2 hours.
If the child is over the age of 10, keeping toys from her baby years is pointless.
Now, on to the photos you really want to see:The big screen is a LOT bigger than it appears here. Oh, and DVR? How on EARTH did I live without it?This is our new king-sized bed. We bought the frame at our local furniture store, and the nearly new bed and boxsprings from a friend. Said friend wants the mattress back, b/c the new one he got doesn't feel as good to him as this one. Tough. Wait until I go on vacation, then you can bed-sit.
Here is an idea of the living room. Notice that there aren't any photos on the wall yet? Roger isn't thrilled about driving that first nail.On to some new art my aunt gave me, and check out our bamboo shades in the bedroom! We have "Shanghai White" shades like this in the living/dining rooms:The dining room table was also a gift from my aunt. Those are lion pedestals - and the movers had a LOT of fun with the 7 1/2-foot piece of glass:Here is a semi-panoramic view from the kitchen area:And a panoramic of the bonus room with a small bit of Roger's musical equipment moved in:We did a "sound check" around the house, and none of the neighbors should be able to hear the drums or screaming electric guitars. Sweet.
Here is a view of the bar and our new barstools. I still haven't trained the natives to put things AWAY and to use the coat closet.And the master tub is AWESOME - nothing more relaxing than a bath in this sucker. Jets rule!More photos are available here on my flickr site.
And for the record, I keep waiting for hotel management to knock on the door and kick us out...it will be a long time before it TRULY feels like we belong here!