So it is here, the count down week
I move Friday, and boy oh boy it has been a week of missions.
I am moving on a budget.
After buying a place in a fairly ritzy neighborhood, I find myself with zero dollars to spare and a couple of rooms to furnish.
My newest best friend is Craig’s list.
From Craig’s list, I have bargained and bought a leather sofa, a coffee table, lamps, cushions (amazing cushions) and hopefully a paspasan chair (those big wicker bucket chairs.) Another great friend is Ikea. Love the prices, the selection and oh yes the prices.
The thing that stands out to me for this past month is how generous people are. It sort of like when I was traveling through Europe and met a girl on a train who offered to put us up in Berlin for a week. People know that your on a budget and seem to go out of their way to help you out. From people selling me their wares for next to nothing, to friends offering to roll up their sleeves to lift my 18 boxes this Saturday; it’s a refreshing change from sometimes thinking the world is filled with shysters, thieves and all round awful people. Of course I still have to deal with my lawyer….and since the fellow is charging me $250 for postage costs alone, well…..he isn’t in my good books.
Please brace yourselves my lovelies…this blog is officially become the countdown moving blog…be prepared for rants and raves over the outrageousness of closing costs, the sheer euphoria of entering my home for the first time knowing that its mine, for the panic blog, the what do I paint my white walls when I have black and white furniture blog…and so on…