Just under three months after we moved to Basel, we got the keys to our very own apartment. One we picked and signed the lease for and paid the deposit (three goddamn months’ rent, guys!) and picked out furniture… To say we were excited would be an understatement.
On Tuesday, I made two trips to the apartment with suitcases, took G to ballet class, took another trip to the apartment, and then slept like a baby.
In the middle, I shot this video.
I also took some pictures, in case you don’t want to listen to my voice for a minute-forty-five.
That was all on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, IKEA came and delivered all that furniture I talked about the other day. When we ordered it, we made the mistake of only requesting that they build one thing.
Never again, my friends.
I talked about it all on fb last night:
This is the video I posted:
Today… today I feel a lot better about things.
We got Genevieve’s room rearranged and mostly unpacked. I feel like she’s missing some stuff… maybe there’s another box of her things somewhere? We still have quite a few boxes to go through, so we’ll see.
I also unpacked a lot of my stuff today. I don’t have enough hangers to finish everything up, but between the three of us unpacking, we were able to get all of the suitcases out of our apartment, which frees up a lot of space! I was also able to empty out quite a few totes we had packed in, as well as moving two up to our attic space that are filled with winter clothes.
There are just so many great things about this apartment! We have a cellar space as well as the attic space. There are a washer and dryer on the first floor and the dryer seems to actually get clothing all the way dry, which means no more hanging socks up to dry! There’s a recycling center for everything except paper within walking distance, which means no more hoarding bottles and cans on the kitchen windowsill.
There’s also this:
I know that by the time we leave for Peoria to visit everyone and pick up Ziggy, I will find it hilarious that I was so freaked out about getting this stuff done.
Can’t wait for that, to be honest.