Condo Project – Moved In (1 Week Later)

It’s been a little over a week since I moved in to the condo, so it’s time for an update.

Despite most of my week being spent binging on True Detective and Girls, I’ve managed to get nearly every box unpacked. I think I have about 3 left to unpack.

My main priority was getting the boxes in my bedroom unpacked. The large majority of the boxes were filled with items in the closet. I’m happy to report my closet’s now organized. Thanks to having “hers and hers” closets, I even get somewhat of a shoe closet, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a shoe closet? Looks like I need more shoes though.IMG_3055

Second project of the week was putting together the window bench in the master bedroom. I never got to complete the entertainment center/desk combo I had designed for my old room, so I had left over cabinetry still in boxes. Turns out some of that cabinetry fit perfectly in the nook in the master bedroom. As expected, it turned into an instant cat magnet. Not expected was how the cats now growl at everyone walking by.

IMG_3682Other projects for the week included unpacking the several boxes of disorganized toiletries which are now stored neatly in plastic containers in the linen closet and master bathroom, starting to unpack things in the second bedroom (aka office/gym), and of course getting rid of the plethora of moving boxes that I’d been storing on the balcony until recycle day. I’m pretty sure I had more recycling than the whole building.

I wish I could say that everything turned out to be roses, but this week was full of plenty of fun new homeowner experiences. The biggest annoyance was that my Nest thermostat shorted out, a fun fact I discovered when I realized that my thermostat thought it was almost 80 degrees inside and there was only cold air coming out of the vents. While I wait for Nest to send out a new thermostat, I’m stuck using emergency heat. I’m thankful for heat, but more thankful that it’s finally warm enough that I don’t have to use it too often. If that were it, I’d have had a fun weekend, but I also got to deal with an overflowing toilet at 7AM and an incredibly slow kitchen sink which is great when the dishwasher and disposal are both not working.

On the schedule for this week:

  • Apply the top coat to the cabinet bases in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Get my office set up.
  • Getting the cats toilet training started.
  • Getting the remaining doors installed.
  • And getting the heat fixed.

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