new house!

On Friday we had our closing, got our keys, and moved the first batch of stuff from our apartment. Here’s me unpacking the dishes we bought:

hip-deep

Saturday was the Great Festival of Delivery: we had five different groups of people bringing in our major appliances (fridge, washer, dryer); most of the furniture (except the sofa, which takes longer, and a few backordered items); Ted’s monster TV; the key to our mailbox; and our mattress. Luckily the mattress came after the bed.

The house is almost done now; we’ve been scurrying around picking up small things, like kitchen canisters for flour and sugar, a spice rack, sheets because the ones we brought from Taiwan are too small, towels, and so on. This weekend we’ll borrow a panel truck and bring up most of the stuff from Lowell. I have no idea what’s still left there that we could possibly need, except our bikes. I know there’s some clothing, another rowing machine, some hangers for our clothes, mixing bowls, and some books, but half of a large room there is full of boxes and I can’t imagine what’s in all of them.

Here are some photos from during the delivery process, and the kitchen as it looks now.

bed

dining_rm

kitchen1

kitchen2

rug

Some of our bedroom furniture has secret identities. The coolest piece is the vanity we bought to use as my desk: here it is looking all mild-mannered, then after a quick trip to a handy phone booth:

vanity_in

vanity_out

2 Responses to “new house!”

  1. Jane Says:

    Kitchen: drool!
    Bedroom: what size is the bed? Is there more room than shows in the picture?
    Love the campaign chest/desk.
    What wood is the dining table?

  2. Marsha Berman Says:

    Your kitchen is gorgeous! What kind of mattress did you get. I love our Temper-pedic, Dad couldn’t care less. We have a housewarming gift for you -it just came in, and will give it to you next month. Enjoy living in houses that are YOURS, with all your things in them.

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