So far we are almost completely out of boxes - I think there are still a handful that need to go to the attic or the storage closet - but that's pretty much it. Not bad for 1 week if I say so myself - and I will - since I did most of the unpacking. Sam says he has a professional packer & unpacker and has enjoyed having very little to do with it. Poor him though - I'd practically attack him when he got home to move the boxes that were too heavy so that I could deal with them. :)
The first couple days I don't think we rested. Sam had to repair the subfloor & wall where the dishwasher was going, which was a surprise, but not a huge deal - and then install the new dishwasher. I would like to take this moment to say that our white, inexpensive dishwasher does a MUCH BETTER job of actually cleaning our dishes than the stainless steel, very expensive dishwasher we had at Forest Ave EVER did. Plus - we can actually fit our plates and some (smaller) platters in the dishwasher! It's crazy! (and super wonderful!!) I can live with the fact that it is a little bit louder - oh and it doesn't take 2+ hours to wash a load of dishes either! I'm in love..haha!!
I'm also really glad that we painted the weekend before - it has made life so much easier! It's been really nice to truly unpack instead of playing months of musical boxes. I unpack a box and put its contents where it goes - such a concept!! ;) On that note - it was my mission to get the boxes unpacked as soon as possible because I've been waiting 7.5 months to set up the nursery and the time was NOW!! I just had to clear the boxes that were stacked to the ceiling out...easy cheesey... I think by Thursday I had cleared enough to slide furniture around and I had a big time. By the time Sam got home - I had it pretty much set up - looking rough and plenty of mess around - but the big pieces where they went. And I LOVE it!!
It's not 100% done - I still have to address some walls and we're still trying to figure out to afford an 8x10 rug before August 17 - but I'm sure everything will work out... Or it won't and that will be fine. :)
Need to replace almond blinds with white ones - I don't understand why they even make almond - they're just ugly... Also need to find large frames for by the rocker for baby pictures - we probably have some in a box that we put in the attic now that I think about it... :0
I think I am going to paint the starburst tree things from the bedding on this wall - it just feels empty to me - will post more pics when that is done. I LOVE how his name turned out though! Never doubt 3M tape - that stuff is serious! :)
This rocker is uber comfortable and just so happens to blend with all the greens which I was really surprised about - hopeful - but surprised just the same. My ex-boss Leslie and co-worker Lisa - gifted it to us instead of throwing a shower - which worked out perfectly - because I had no idea how we were going to get a rocker and apparently they're fairly necessary... Anyhow - LOVE IT!
So I think that's pretty much it. We're in love with the nursery (seriously - we go and sit and stare at it - it's kinda weird actually.. haha) and can't wait for W.T. to get here. Or well - we can wait..but y'know what I mean. We're excited and it's nice to finally have his room design/ideas come to fruition.
OH! I forgot to mention that we are very proud of ourselves for eating at the dining room table for EVERY meal!! Seriously - I even eat breakfast by myself at the table... (this is quite an accomplishment for us - since for atleast the past 3 years we have probably eaten 98% of all meals on the couch at the coffee table watching tv...) Sad I know. But it's really nice. We pay more attention to what we're eating, have conversation with each other, and watch a LOT less bad/random tv. We feel so grown up! haha :)