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17 August 2014 @ 08:45 pm
(Almost) all moved in  
We've emptied out all of the boxes and the only real thing that needs to be done to finish all our moving in is to take possession of softlykarou's new computer and desk when it arrives and set those up. After that, it'll just be getting a few new odds and ends and replacing what doesn't fit our new decorating scheme, which is mostly weathered dark wood. Fortunately for us, there's plenty of antique shops of the "random jumbled piles" type in Andersonville that have exactly what we're looking for. We just need to earn enough money to afford it. We already have one item that we're saving up for:

We picked up a few other things and repurposed them as well. Our various TV and paraphenilia remotes are held in an old-fashioned nutcracker bowl, for example. We still have two pieces of Ikea furniture I want to get rid of and/or give to anyone else who wants them, but it'll be a while before we're at that stage.

The main impetus that led me to write this is that we emptied the last box today, after almost a week of it sitting on the hearth (yes, hearth--we have a working fireplace), and in celebration of doing so, we decided to...clean the apartment and do the laundry. Well, it needed doing, and we figured out how to air out the futon. Most apartments in Japan have a metal railing outside the window for futon hanging, but we don't even have windows big enough to do that, much less a railing. Nonetheless, I think we managed it:

It's even in sunlight like it's supposed to be!

I actually had an introspective question about my tastes when I started writing this post, but I got side-tracked because I'm happy that it only took two weeks to get everything unpacked and arranged. Maybe I'll revisit my earlier idea tomorrow.
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: When Diplomacy Fails podcast