Promise I will eventually write about more meaningful things.
But for right now, it feels about right to document a bit of what’s happening with this move to the new apartment. After all, it’s only our second place! Legit feels like we’ve been preparing for this forever (really only like three months lol), so the reality of it has hardly sunk in. I’m also still a bit sicky, so the ol’ senses are probably a bit dulled by default. Anyways, a few updates:
- Desk setupFinally got my desk set up, so I can be a functioning digital professional once again. Home is where the monitor is. Purchased a new desktop for my standing desk — it’s the one that normally comes with it from Ikea, but that I cheaped-out and didn’t get when first buying the legs. Real wood beats lightweight particle board, any day. Very excited to have essentially zero wobble when extended to standing height.
- Cat nonsenseThe cats are adjusting to the new place. But, not entirely in the way I anticipated. They discovered this teeny-tiny nook under the corner cabinets where the floorboards don’t quite connect properly, leaving an entryway for them to slink back into the depths of the cabinets. Took us multiple hours, many treats, and eventually some brute force to get them out. Then of course, it had to be closed up so they can’t reenter during the night… so with lots of heavy-duty cardboard and tape, I fashioned a barricade that should keep them out. Stay tuned for updates.
- Couch shoppingThe couch in our old apartment was wonderful: Massive, comfy, green, and the best part, free. But alas, it didn’t fit in the new place… at least, not without displacing the rest of the living room’s furniture. So, the search for a suitable replacement began, and of course led us right to Ikea. Still not entirely in love with any particular model, but comparing the prices of the nearest online competitors makes it an easy decision.
- Trash valetIt’s exactly like it sounds: Leave your trash bags by the door at some specific time, and some lovely person will come pick it up. No hassle, no dragging bags around the block, no guessing whether dumb neighbors had filled up the entire trash bin with recycling…might not be a big deal to some, but this feels like luxury living to me, baby!