Ok, not really. MOST of the boxes are unpacked, although the utter lack of storage in the bathroom is distressing in the extreme. (I will be heading to Lowe’s today to look for under-cabinet storage baskets.)
I’m now down to about the last third of the boxes, which of course is the HARDEST third: it’s the third where you open a box and think, “Dammit. Where the hell am I going to put the extension cords and the lightbulbs?” And then you survey the storage (or lack thereof) around you, and secretly hope that a brand! new! cupboard! will magically appear. (Alas, that has not worked so well for me thus far. I still have the same number of cupboards and closets.) The real irony of my particular situation is that I have a LOT more storage actually IN the living area – but I lost a good-sized storage area in the garage. So now everything that was in the garage in my old place (hello, Christmas decorations!) has to go in the HOUSE, which takes up a lot of the extra storage space.
I still haven’t figured out where to put the extension cords or the lightbulbs. Right now they’re in a pile on my kitchen counter.
And let’s not even get into the food stuff. I’ve been living on leftover pizza for about a week, and my body is beginning to get SERIOUSLY pissed off. But the kitchen is ALMOST usable now (read: I’ve got most of the counters cleared of random crap), so hopefully I’ll be back to eating real food again shortly. *sigh*
On the plus side, my condo does not get a lot of afternoon sun, so it stays relatively cool. (“Relatively” is definitely the key word there, though. It was 86 degrees in the condo when I got home last night.) And in the evening, if I open all the windows, I get a FANTASTIC breeze. That is AWESOME. And for the days when the breeze just won’t cut it, I have central air! YAAAAAAAAY! 😀
I’m getting to the point where I can’t really move forward much further until I replace some of the furniture I need to replace. Which means that first I need to take a load of stuff to the Goodwill. And that I need to order new furniture (Ikea is my friend). But in order to order new furniture, I need a full accounting of EVERYTHING I’m ordering, so that I can budget accordingly. So the next few days involve a lot of math and not a lot of unpacking. And the not-unpacking part is depressing.
Maybe I’ll move all those extra boxes into the 2nd bedroom until I get new furniture in. At least then I wouldn’t feel so transient. And my tenant (hee!) isn’t moving in until December, although I might have a handyman that my mom knows living in there for a week or so. (The kitchen cabinets need painting, and I don’t want to do it.)
Other than that . . . I’m alive. And bug-free! Yay!