The move was a bit of a challenge but it is over now. Sort of. I knew I didn’t like moving but I had forgotten how much. And this was the easiest move yet. Sort of.
Highlights of The Move
-moving into a brand new apartment thereby avoiding that Fear Factor Moment you get when you walk into the new place and see how poorly the old tenants had cleaned. I have had no time period in which to feel like the Other People Ick has been fully cleaned and replaced with my own funk. I walked in and felt like it was my place.
-Yoshi loves the balcony and so do I. I have a fabulous view that only gets better at night time with all the lights. Well, maybe Yoshi doesn’t appreciate the sights like I do but she is having a great time eating the plants in my patio garden.
-in a concrete building I don’t hear my neighbours at all. This is so refreshing after being forced to listen to every gory detail of my neighbours’ lives over the last 6 years. I am not a voyeur. I don’t want to know.
-actually having a real kitchen with a real stove and oven and fridge and cupboards and everything. Did I mention I have a self cleaning oven? Oh yeah.
-being able to do laundry whenever and not have to wrestle with other people’s clothes when they leave them in the washer or dryer for days on end. My laundry machines. MINE!
-a spectacular collection of bruises all over my body from hauling stuff around. Really impressive stuff. Seriously.
-closets, closets and more closets.
-shopping at IKEA for new stuff.
Lowlights of The Move
-movers being 4 hours late. This being the first time I have ever used movers I did not know that movers are NEVER on time. If I had known that I would never have busted my ass to be ready on time. I could have slept in, dammit.
-no phone. Six days later and I still have no phone. The repair guy came and there is some sort of screw up with the wiring in the walls. It is possible I may never have a phone. I wonder how the landlords are going to figure that out. In the meantime I am cultivating a sweet little brain tumor from using my cell phone for everything.
-realizing that although my new place is bigger the layout is so vastly different (and by that I mean fucked up) from my old place none of my furniture fits and the room flow sucks and I cannot figure out where to put what. I want to go all Martha and have it like something out of Architectural Digest but I have to concede failure (for now) and settle for a mediocre dorm type room. Maybe I should just furnish the place with Kraft Dinner and be done with it.
-the crappiest shower head on the planet. I can pee stronger than that.
-Yoshi quickly christening the carpet with hurl after eating my patio plants.
-shopping at IKEA for new stuff.
I still have boxes to unpack and I still have to figure out how I can maximize my space vs. getting full usage of it as well. I have to go shopping some more at IKEA (the only affordable furniture place in town) but also try to keep my place from looking too IKEAish. In my old place the Victorian features kept things from getting that way. I don’t want to fall into the beige wall trap. You know what I mean.
So overall I really like my place but am still unhappy with the way things look. I have to remember it took me years to get my old place the way I liked it so I have to give this place some time too. So in the meantime I will be dragging my furniture around and looking through catalogues and measuring things.
Being busy making my house a home.