It’s Getting Closer!

It’s been years since the last time I got any comment demanding me to update, and I got one today which made me feel all warm and fuzzy, so I just have to update. This one’s for you, Tia! πŸ™‚

So, we’re taking possession of the house on Monday, which is only four days away. Already we’ve started figuring out ways of getting a mattress into the house without having to rent a U-Haul truck so that we could spend our first of many nights there right after we got the house keys. The current solution is to get one of those cheap IKEA spring mattresses just because they come roll-packed and hopefully easy to take home.

We’re going to have overnight guests the weekend after our big move-in weekend so I spent last night making a list of things to buy to make all three bedrooms sleepable for under $1,000. I think I did a pretty good job because I got Troy’s approval and we’re going to IKEA on Saturday morning to do some bedroom shopping. Yeah, I know. IKEA is not exactly the symbol of premium quality furniture but it’s all we can afford right now.

Last night I came to a realisation that there’s no way I’d be able to pick a paint colour for the living room until we got ourselves a couch. If we had unlimited budget, we could paint the living room any colour we want and then buy any furniture that goes with the wall colour regardless of the price. Since we’re on a tight budget, it’s the other way around. We’ll have to paint around the couch. There isn’t really a very wide selection of couches within our budget. I found one that I really loved that we could actually afford only to be told by the furniture store that the couch wouldn’t be available until August 21. Seriously, if it’s not available yet, why on earth do they have it listed on their website? If they really want to do it, they could at least put the date where it’ll become available. That would’ve saved me a big disappointment. Hopefully by Tuesday we would’ve found ourselves a couch because that’s the day I’m planning to start painting.

Troy packed around 90% of all the books we have on Sunday, which was a big accomplishment because the majority of our possessions comprises of books. We’re going to pack the rest as we go all through next week.

I’m going to miss Waterloo, but I will learn to love Stratford, my next hometown, where the winters are more than just a little snowy.

I miss Winter already.

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  1. When I moved into my new house I desperately wanted to paint my living room red. Like bright, bright red. But the couches we had we’re green and plaid (hand me downs). Solution? Slip covers. We got two cream covers so now our couches accent the walls purrrrfectly πŸ™‚

  2. IKEA has great starter-home furniture. It will last until you can afford to replace it with something better. And even if it doesn’t last that long you can just replace it with another inexpensive piece from IKEA.

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