The Big Move
Oct. 24, 2011 4:25 pm
Updated: Nov. 1, 2011 4:32 am
Well I am pretty much moved in to my new place! I'm happy and excited but sad too. I've been trying to quash any sad feelings and just take deep breaths and focus on the good parts, but today was hard when I woke up in my bedroom at my parents' house for
the last time, the bedroom I've slept in since I came home from the hospital when I was born... when I pulled out of their driveway, certainly not for the last time, but knowing when I next pull in to the driveway I'll be "visiting", not coming home for the
day... when it was after 5 p.m. and I was still all alone because no one was coming home from work/school, at least not at my place... and just now when my mom phoned to check on me.
I don't regret making the move (hey, I have to do it sometime), but it's hard...
But, anyway, some positives... most of my furniture is here and set up (a couple more pieces are being delivered on Wednesday hopefully). I've got cable and internet sorted out (more expensive than I'd hoped because I had to upgrade my package to get some regular
cable channels! ridiculous... but I don't spend money on many other forms of entertainment very often and it's not going to really break the bank, so I guess that's alright...) and I have food now too! Most of the basics that I need and some extras for the
week. So I got to cook dinner tonight! (Downside: I no longer have my mom's camera to take pictures with and mine isn't great quality... and I'm not that great a photographer):
Garlic butter shrimp (no recipe, just garlic, butter and shrimp!) and Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccoli from here (didn't actually like it much... but still ate it, so it wasn't terrible).
Here's some pics of the place as well... I was going to wait until everything was totally set and cleaned up, but I've been talking about my new place for weeks so I wanted to show you guys! Please excuse any mess you see :)
Here's most of the bedroom... there will be a matching dresser delivered this week. My first big bed! I'm pretty excited to sleep in it tonight, as much as I'm a bit sad to have to go to sleep in a different bedroom than I'm used to.
Bathroom... kind of standard, but pretty shower curtain, right? :) The floor mat is dark purple and I have matching hand towels. Not loving the idea of not having a medicine cabinet, where the heck am I going to put all my stuff?!
This is my lovely new television stand... the picture is not great, but really it's very nice and only cost $97! 5000 gold stars to anyone who can make out what show is on the TV! :)
New end table (there is a matching one, as well as a matching coffee table that isn't put together yet). New couch and cushion too! There's a matching loveseat as well.
And of course what you're all waiting for... the kitchen! Fairly sizable for an apartment. Cabinet space is a big cramped (except the one I set aside for food, it seems like it will hold a fair amount of pantry goods... except tall things like bottles of olive
oil and vinegar... they don't fit at all!) Ignore the pile of grocery bags in the corner, I just bought them today while shopping and not sure where I should put them!
My oven and dishwasher... probably won't really use the dishwasher, as I don't think I'll use that many dishes on my own! You can see my pink toolset in this picture too :)
Fridge and small counter... nothing too exciting!
And the rest of my counter space... the microwave will be moved when I get a microwave cart, and Rizzo (my KA mixer) will have a permanent spot on the counter!
So there you have it, my new place.. there's also a second bedroom, but right now it's just filled with boxes and overflow kitchen stuff. And a dining room area but my dinette set has not been delivered yet.
Not too shabby for a first place... I like it and hopefully will feel more "at home" very soon!