Keeping up with the blog posts while moving is a little harder than I expected. I’m also a bit lost without my own computer and office space, but I’m making do. Anyway, I’ve got lots on my mind that could eventually turn into a decent post, but right now I’m in the mood to do a brain dump.
My Sister, Kathy, is a DIY Diva!
After visiting my sister Kathy’s home in Manning, Iowa, I’m super impressed with her ingenuity and DIY skills. I’m an extremely embarrassed blogger because I don’t have any fabulous pictures of her handy work. You’ll just have to take my word for it. She sews like a madwoman and isn’t afraid to spray paint anything. My hero!
Nebraska Furniture Mart Blew My Mind!
I recently made a pilgrimage to one of the largest furniture stores in the country, Nebraska Furniture Mart, in Omaha. I used to go there with my mom a lot when I was a kid. I haven’t been there in at least 13 years, so I was do for a jaw dropping visit. My husband and credit card balance are so lucky our house is a thousand miles away. I coulda loaded up a rental truck with all the good deals I found. Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
My Love Affair with Moving Companies Continues
My best advice for people getting ready to move is it will take longer and be more expensive than you thought. It will. Each and every time, it will be that way. I paid a king’s ransom in Germany for what was supposedly the total cost of the shipment.
Now that they have my stuff held hostage, we have to fork over even more money to get it delivered. You see, the company in Germany didn’t collect this fee and that fee. Something about the Port of Charleston. Yada yada yada. The company also didn’t give us an update on the arrival date at port. Our shipment arrived and cleared customs last week, but before we knew that, Jeromy had to schedule a trip for work the last week in June. So, now our household goods are sitting in storage waiting until July 6 to be delivered. An additional charge for storage, of course! Aack!
An update: since I wrote that rant, we found out our tenants are buying a house and will be moving out of our house the first week in July. So, now we’ve delayed delivery to July 11. We wanted July 9, but oh well. It will work out. It will work out. It will work out. Good thing we couldn’t accept delivery earlier. We were really close to being all moved into an apartment before finding out our tenants were vacating. Wowza! Sometimes delays really are for the best.
So, I’m just scooting around Council Bluffs and Omaha, visiting family and friends and soaking up decorating inspiration until I can settle into my new groove in Summerville. I promise I’ll write a decent post soon.