Hello hello! How are you? I'm sitting here in my new studio loft ... a golden sunset glowing through an undressed window to my right and a disorganized riot of boxes and unceremoniously shoved furniture behind me. I can't see the chaos as I sit, thank goodness, but I can feel it pressing against my back. I'm trying my best to ignore it, though. I'd rather chat with you.
The move went very well. We hired a crew of 4 professionals. Those guys were - in a word - awesome. The only thing that broke was a single ordinary drinking glass. And aside from losing a hard-fought, 2-hour game of "Find the Iron", everything seems to be accounted for. Besides, we were planning to buy a new iron soon anyway. It's probably hiding in one of those boxes behind me.
My life used to revolve around finding things to get rid of so I didn't have to pack them. Now I'm obsessed with emptying boxes, collapsing boxes, and taking them to the recycling depot. What a sense of victory it is to take the last thing out of a box and actually have a place to put it!
There are a ton of little/medium sized things that still need to be finished. The shower doors come tomorrow, the closet fittings later this week, the sink in the powder room needs to be installed, we still have to pick the light fixtures (tomorrow), I MUST get to figuring out the window covering situation - cardboard on the master bedroom isn't exactly the classiest look on the street ... and there is more.
But we are in. And settling nicely. Slowly. Not without a little frustration. But we are here. The hard stuff is behind us. We had not one, not two, but three "last trips" to the old house. I whispered goodbye as I closed the front door for the last time. My voice echoed quietly down the hall along the empty walls and bare floor. I may have had to blink back an errant tear that tried to slip away. But that moment was fleeting. I will remember it. But it is gone.
And now we are here.
I'm really looking forward to settling into a new routine. It will take some time to get organized. But I'm getting quite anxious to start sewing again.
I'll be back soon! Miss you. xo k