We spent this past weekend moving into the 70’s Landing Pad. I think my memories of moving had become somewhat hazy. Moving is a bitch. You never realize just how much crap you have nor will you ever again have the greatest urge to purge as much of it as possible. We had a yard sale of epic proportions less than a month ago. A new yard sale pile has been started already and I kid you not, it’s already at least a 1/3 of the size of what we had for the last one. How did we get all this stuff? Why did we get all this stuff? Where did it all go?
Besides realizing you are a semi-pack rat, moving for us apparently also means that multiple other problems will arise at the house we are moving into. Shall we take a look at the current state of the 70’s Landing Pad while I also go over the 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one (sorry, couldn’t resist that song reference) that arose just before, during and after this move?
Also, these pictures aren’t pretty or staged. They were shot with my iPhone and have terrible lighting. At the current moment, I have zero time to set up my tripod and stage everything, because did I also mention that the Circus’ birthday party is supposed to be here on Saturday? Yea, not ready for that one. Oh and Bill’s graduation is Friday night. Could it get any busier around here?
Also, just in case you don’t get to the end of this post, I wanted to say thanks for sticking around during this insanely hectic time around here. As you all well know, sticking to plans and schedules isn’t always what real life has in store for you. I’ll be back in a regular posting routine soon.
This is the view coming up from the entryway and looking into the living room. I have managed to get all my good glassware, serving ware, and all other related materials into that former entertainment unit. I have to give mad props to Grunt Labor, Nicky, and Nicky’s boss, Jason who somehow got roped into helping my two husbands move it. After they got it in place, they informed me they would not be moving it again and that it was essentially like moving three huge steel boxes. Thanks guys.
And speaking of the entryway, I went to install the new door handle and lock yesterday only to discover that I got a dud with a defective latch. This was discovered one hour before Bill’s senior night and also right about the time he and Malik told me they didn’t have the appropriate clothes to wear for senior night. They had all day to tell me this, but they chose to do so when I have no lock or doorknob on the front door and am raging mad. Seriously, I hope there’s some sort of dorm mom at college to take care of them.
The living room is somewhat “set-up.” I still don’t have two upholstered chairs that I would like to find for across from the couch, but that’s ok. I keep telling myself that it takes time and reminding me how long it took for me to get the living room at the Beloved Foreclosure the way I liked it. I’ll be using my ghost chairs as stand-ins for now. Of course, there are still pictures to hang and all that jazz. And did you see the snakeskin rug? I saw it online and knew it would be perfect for the living room. Just as a heads-up, I did hear from my contact at Mohawk that it’s supposed to be discontinued in June, so if you like it, check it out now. You should also know that in the pictures it comes across as more black and gray, but it actually has some brown and a very dark blue in it in real life. This totally freaked me out at first when I got it and unwrapped it, but it ended up still working perfectly. Remember the huge Lion art I got? I’m planning to put that over the cream colored bar (which will most likely get a paint job at some point).
The dining room is actually pretty uncluttered. I had already decided I wanted this room to be very open and dramatic, so clutter-free was the way to go. I do still have to hang my huge art print in here as well.
And then there’s the kitchen. Obviously, we haven’t gotten the backsplash installed yet, but did you notice how that dishwasher is in the middle of the room? That’s because it started leaking profusely the first time we used it. Never have I been more thankful for going with the waterproof floors or having the home warranty. It took not one but two different service guys on two different visits to figure out the problem.
And did I mention that both air conditioners went out about three weeks before we moved in? And then one went out again a couple days before we moved in? WTF.
The den is one of the few rooms that isn’t a total wreck. Also, I’m referring to this room as The Jungle Room. I think it has that vibe going on. I’m plotting out how to get either an Elvis song or Guns ‘N Roses Welcome to the Jungle to play as soon as one sets foot into the room. 😉
The Circus’ bathroom is completely finished! If you remember our plans for this room, you might notice those plans didn’t exactly work out. That’s for another post though….
My office is set up, but not decorated yet.
The Circus’ room is all set up as well, but isn’t quite put together. And funny enough, the Circus’ playroom might actually be the most organized and clean place in the whole house. Turning the closet into a playroom might have been one of the best decisions of our lives.
Our bathroom still needs baseboard, the mirror hung and the vanity stained among other little things, but man has it came a long way.
I can’t show you our master bedroom just yet, but will be able to show you the full reveal next week. You can see the latest progress on it here though..
I’m off to scrape paint splatter off floors and figure out how to pull off a four year old’s birthday party this weekend…
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