Last night I took 40 empty boxes out to the curb for trash pickup today. FORTY. I’m not even done. I have also taken out a total of 7 very large boxes full of packing paper. Boy, did those packers use a lot of paper! I mean, I’m glad because it kept most of our belongings safe from damage, but I think I could circle the earth a couple times if I laid all those sheets of paper end to end.
I did say *most* of our belongings are safe. I’m not quite finished unpacking, but so far the damage list includes:
* 1 dining chair – the leg is broken
* World globe – the stand is broken
* Wall sign that said “Family” – scratched right on the front
* One $95 martini glass. Yep $95! It was a wedding gift, in a set of 2. Unfortunately, we have no documentation to show the value. We only know because when we received the gift, in the box with the store name, we went to the store to check. We could tell it was really nice and wanted to know what we had.
Not too bad in the grand scheme of things, I guess. I’m looking forward to getting the rest of the boxes (mostly books and clothes) unpacked and put away too. It’s coming along really well and really starting to feel like home.
Once I get things out of the boxes, and put away, I’ll get started on choosing paint colors! I’m looking forward to having some color and personality in here. The only color we’ve had in our home since we’ve been married was Lovebug’s nursery. Every house or apartment we’ve lived in had white, white, white walls, except for our last home which had sand colored walls – still neutral. I’m ready for bright and cheerful! We’re allowed to paint in our homes on post as long as we paint them with a white primer before we move out, so I’m going to take advantage of it!
Now that hard part…choosing the colors!