And actually, we have been since Wednesday, but I've been such a busy bee that I haven't had the chance to write about it.
The place was still FULL of saw dust, drywall dust and other construction debris, but I figured if I waited around until he puttered away and got it all cleaned up and ready, we'd still be waiting. I can heft a broom with the best of them, and we wanted to start to feel like we're HOME!
There are still a few little issues that I'm not quite happy with, but we'll work on those things with our land lord, and fix a few of them ourselves.
The first day was all about cleaning, (and cleaning and cleaning and cleaning) and the essentials. We put together the bedroom set, made the bed, found the coffee maker and mugs and coffee, hung the shower curtain, set up the internet and started assembling the dining room furniture. Gotta have our priorities in order, right?
Yesterday we fully unpacked the kitchen, got the linen closet all filled up, and started putting our clothes away. Andrew set up the tv and xbox and home theatre system. We cleaned some more. This place was a real sty, let me tell ya. I made the first meal in my new kitchen (it was kd, but what do you want? it was quick and easy and the kitchen was only half way unpacked!). I'm still itching to make something in my kitchenaid stand mixer. We've drank copious amounts of coffee. Laughed a lot, had a few frustrations, and generally started to make this place look and feel like home.
Our books and DVD's will have to stay in their totes for now until we can buy or build some shelves. Aside from that, we have odds and ends that don't quite have a home yet still kicking around, but it's surprising how many less totes there are sitting in our living room. It's a good thing too, because our couch is supposed to get delivered today. We've discovered that we had a few things packed that we forgot all about, and thought we had some other things packed that we actually don't. Like a cheese grater. And a colander. We'll pick those things up as we need them.
By dinner time last night I was able to throw together a thick... sausage stew almost. There were sausages, potatoes, onions, zucchini, and for a bit of a twist a granny smith apple. I added a bit of water to the pan to help it cook faster, and then it seemed like a shame to throw out the flavourful liquid, so I thickened it up a bit with a slurry of flour and water. It was good, even though we accidentally bought the hot italian sausages. I added a dollop of sour cream to my bowl.
Now... what to make for breakfast?