Posts Tagged ‘home’
Cheri and I managed to move this weekend without killing ourselves (or each other). We moved from our 780 square foot apartment to a 2200 square foot townhouse. Our friends from church helped us pack up the moving truck and moved us in this weekend. We were able to lure them to lift furniture with bagels and pizza. The only problem with the place is that we have very poor cell phone coverage here for some strange reason. This might be a good time to switch to Verizon (since we’re with T-Mobile). Pictures are up on my flickr, but here’s a few pics of the new place.
Cheri and I took the plunge today and finally replaced our grimy old couch. We got the Ektorp loveseat from Ikea with the cover that matches our other chair (not pictured).
Yesterday we reserved a pick-up truck to rent from Avis to haul the couch from Ikea to our apartment. We did this because it was much cheaper than having the loveseat delivered ($80 versus $300).
We had made the reservation to pick up the truck this morning at 10 am. When we got there we were told that the truck was being brought in from another location and would be there shortly. Shortly translated to 90 minutes. We were easily upset since we wanted to return the truck the same day. When the truck finally arrived I asked for a discount and the Avis guy surprisingly gave me one. He knocked $30 off our rental. Cheri and I were pleased as we drove down to Ikea to pick up our new couch.
While we were down there we saw a coffee table we liked too that was on sale and went ahead and picked it up. As you can see from the picture its been put to good use.
Sunday night (read, 2 AM), our apartment flooded. Cheri woke up to a noise in the kitchen and yelled to me that the apartment was flooding. After a frantic search for my glasses I took a look under the sink to find the hose that connects the sink to the dishwasher had busted and water was flowing. The entire kitchen, bathroom, and half the living room were soaked.
Needless to say, we shut off the water and called the emergency maintenance line. In about 30 minutes the maintenance guy showed up with a wet-vac and soaked up the water, ripped up the carpet, removed (most of) the soaked carpet padding, and placed two carpet dryers on the floor.
Its been a few days now and the carpets are almost dry. Hopefully things will work out so we don’t have to move or anything. We’re just glad that we were home when it happened.