I managed to find the nearest grocery store and stock us up on essentials. Everyone at our local Safeway is so nice. There were no hipsters anywhere. It was odd but I didn’t mind it.
The locksmith came and re-keyed Fort Knox. A total of nine locks were re-keyed- two on back door, four on the front door, one on the garage and two in the basement. And that was not even all the actual locks available! The front door has a screen door that locks as well as an actual door. I’m jazzed about the screen door even if it is not sized correctly and there is a gap at the bottom. The back door is the one with the door knob put on the wrong way (the one we had to remove so the movers could get in that way). I’d like to replace it someday with a door that has a window in it or a Dutch door. I love Dutch doors (and French doors). After forking over more of our money (bye, bye savings!), we decided to do the next logical thing and go to IKEA.
We restrained ourselves somewhat (I wanted to buy ALL THE THINGS) and got some curtain sheers, some tension rods, two massive glass cabinets for Mr. Darcy to display his nerditry, towels, a lamp, curtain rods and well, as you can see. . . we aren’t that good at self-restraint. It’s amazing how much stuff you need when you move. I still need drawer organizers. Right now a lot of my kitchen stuff is just in plastic bags in a big drawer. I’m ashamed.
We have these big windows in our living room that are amazing and also very challenging to find curtain rods that extend that length. We did find some at IKEA that even had a curve at the corner so it would look continuous. Of course as we were putting them up, we discovered we grabbed the wrong size. Exhausted and disappointed, I said we should just give up for the night but Mr. Darcy had a second wind and insisted on returning to IKEA. Luckily we are only 12 miles from it and apparently the customer service waiting area has very comfy chairs. Please remind me that he did that the next time I complain about Mr. Darcy. He got the curtain rods up and hung the curtains and we had some semblance of privacy. HUZZAH!
Here are some photos of the house before we took over it with all our boxes and stuff.
More sneak peeks to come. . .