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I’m Always Blo – Breaking Down Boxes

Yeah, no bubbles were blown today.

I’ve unpacked the last of the boxes from the house. I have some pictures to put into storage, others to hang on walls, and I’ll bind up those boxes tomorrow. All my appliances and tools are here. The light bulbs are in all the lamps. All the yarn is gathered in. (What remains is Kid Yarn, which I’ll eventually retrieve and store.) I bought the produce I want to stock my kitchen with – tomatoes, avocados, peaches, etc. I took a delivery from FreshDirect which included flowers that DIED IMMEDIATELY NEVER DO THAT.

Tomorrow is the first day of my first full week in the apartment. I’m going for a mani-pedi in the morning, after all this boxing-in and boxing-out and schlepping and dragging. Then it’s yoga class. Then a stop by the Italian specialty store for some of their amazing mozzarella. And then home to put up pictures, vacuum with my Dyson – and take a lovely walk in Clove Lakes Park, where I am told there is a heron. REALLY want a photo of that heron.

And then Monday it’s back to work. I await a couch. I will soon order side tables, and a coffee table in the form of a storage ottoman with trays, once the couch arrives and I figure out how everything works together. My theory on furniture is, move in with what you’ve got, see how it wants to arrange itself, and order accordingly. All the pieces have to live happily alongside each other. My bedroom is really harmonious. It’s all these different pieces, gathered over the course of my adult life, and they’ve all decided to get along. But I had to get a new nightstand because the old nightstand quarreled with the new bed. You have to listen to your furnishings, or you get a bad environment.

Bernardo helped me return extra boxes to U-Haul, and took away the AC I’m not going to use. I have a dehumidifier coming; in a basement apartment, it’s already cool – it’s the humidity you have to worry about. A busy day – but Saturdays are like that. I’ll have a soak in a bit, after I configure the Apple TV, and then continue my marathon of Miss Fisher.

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