John had a call this morning at 8:30 eastern, so the alarm went off at 5:15. It rained all night, and it was raining when we woke up and ALL I WANTED TO DO was stay in bed and listen to the rain (and go back to sleep), but no. I mean, I stayed in bed until about 5:40, but that wasn’t enough. Now I’m sitting at my desk, which I have placed by a window, and I can see into our pretty backyard, through the rain.
It’s a cozy day for staying inside, and the advantage of starting work so early is that we’ll be done with our work day by 2 or 3pm (our time), and then we have the WHOLE afternoon to do other stuff. Today’s chore is unpacking. I think we might finish today, actually. Tuesday night, after the movers left, we unpacked the entire kitchen and part of the living room. in the living room, I unpacked boxes while John set up the TV and all its associated pieces (he had the important job). Last night, between work and dinner, we took about an hour to finish unpacking the living room. Tonight, we’ll focus on unpacking our clothes (which I imagine we’ll finish), and then we’re pretty much done. It’ll just be a matter of arranging things to our liking. We don’t have a linen closet at all, so we may buy a set of cheap shelves or maybe just another tote-type container like what I’m using for sweaters and workout clothes. The arranging is how we’ll figure out what else we don’t have, and then we’ll decide what we can do without (there’s a shelf in an alcove in the bedroom – maybe we can use that as a linen closet) and what we absolutely have to buy. We’re putting off the couch purchase. Let’s let the spending from the move die down a little first.
I want a nap.