At least we live here now!

t has been a week full of hard work, and I am dog tired as is SO. On Tuesday the movers came. We had to get up at 6am as they arrived at 7.30 and we wanted a decent breakfast and time to pack the last bits from morning breakfast. By 11 am everything was packed and off we were to our new place. Poor guys, the weather was hot and then we have a 4 storey home. They were not too happy about that. But they did it. We fed them, ensured enough liquids and basically told them where things needed to go. Just as well that they has a little elevator to get stuff to the first floor as it was way difficult to lift some of the furniture.
By 4pm we were in our new home and as from my previous blog, with internet access.

Wednesday and Thursday were days of starting to organise things. We did most of the work in the morning and evening. The afternoons were just way hot with temperatures over 30 degrees Celsius and high humidity. I had ensured that the bedroom was reasonably sorted but still had to shorten the IKEA curtains (in grey). They look beautiful. I did that on Wednesday evening though it was really really hot. We put the office desk together and the sports wardrobe, tried the washing machine. All hanging clothes were put in the new dressing room and slowly things were moving forward. But there were still so many boxes. We did notice that we did not have a chest of drawers and needed that badly. But due to the shape of the room the size of the dresser needed to be rather specific. So back to IKEA we went. We arrived home with Malm (6 drawers) and Alex the cutest chest of (9) drawers ever seen. Both in white. Plus lots of other stuff After all IKEA is a dangerous place .

On Friday my parents came to help and dad put the railing against the ceiling. It is a railing to hang paintings from, A bit like in a gallery/museum, so you don’t damage the walls and can move them around without any problem. I was so utterly tired (plus period hormones raging) that I ended up crying my eyeballs out, just from shear exhaustion. SO and parents were great and by the end of the day about 70% of all boxes were empty and Alex was up and running.
This morning SO and I put Malm together and now all our clothes are unpacked too.

Nearly there, Just have to tidy up loose ends and next week we are going to take it easy. Both SO and I are in no shape to get back to work yet. Far too tired. We need to look after ourselves next week. So no big stuff anymore. Oh yes and pictures will follow – at some stage, when we are not so tired


About Gilraen

My blog is simply about my life. I moved countries for the first time in 1993. I lived in the Netherlands, UK and NZ. The initial idea was to keep my overseas friends up-to-date with what was going on in my life. The blog, like me, is always changing and evolving.
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2 Responses to At least we live here now!

  1. Gilraen says:

    toyotomi wrote on Aug 26, ’09
    All those drawers, and still not a pack rat šŸ˜‰ I hope you like your new place, and for a long time…

    Anyway, just came across this cake and immediately you sprang to mind:

    From the description: “[b]ecause the smooth white exterior makes the cake look completely normal, but once you slice into it you realize… OH SNAP! THIS CAKE IS CRAZY!”

    gilraensurion wrote on Aug 26, ’09, edited on Aug 26, ’09
    Hmmmmm Sounds like you found me a dessert to make for – say the 24th of October?

    trinewarming wrote on Aug 31, ’09
    You guys are so organised! Everything unpacked already! We still have a few of the boxes left from our last apartment – and we moved 8 years ago!!!

    Maybe we ought to just burn that stuff, we obviously don’t need it! :o)

    gilraensurion wrote on Aug 31, ’09
    Well we still have the boxes in the garage. Most of them are staying unpacked, as they are tidier that way. The garage is still a big no-go area, but we’ll get to that as well at some stage. In about 8 years I guess

    trinewarming wrote on Sep 1, ’09

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