Little by little, the house is coming together.
I began looking for jobs on Monday, and have found quite a few opportunities to apply for. I'm excited and nervous at the same time, a feeling I'll likely have for many months.
On another note: We've started getting mail! I know this is childish of me, but there's something special about receiving mail from your family and friends. So far, I've received three Christmas/holiday cards in the last two days. I need to get on the stick!
|Three cards on my fridge|
I am planning to send a newsletter out with my cards (which hasn't been written!). Last night, I looked for my boxes of cards I had saved for sending out once I got here, but they were nowhere to be found. I grabbed a few replacement boxes at Target, in hopes that my others will turn up.
The real news is that I'm a hoss. Because this is an old house (built circa 1900), there isn't a lot of built-in storage. Even though there is a ton of space in each room, there aren't defined spaces for storing items. Until I came along.
To solve the lack of pantry space in the kitchen, I BUILT these two units, which we purchased from good 'ole IKEA.
|Don't mind the cat.|
|Side unit for storing glasses and glassware.|
|Large unit, with doors, for pantry storage.|
|It's great for hiding all of these unsightly pantry goods!|
Husband was so surprised and pleased that I built these units. I sure impressed him! (Actually, I think I just saved him a TON of weekend work!)
Then, I had to throw in a towel storage unit for our dainty bathroom on the second floor. (Pun intended.)
|The unit fits towels, toilet paper, extra bathroom items and my Qtips!|
|It sits next to my hamper - a perfect match!|
Readers, do not be fooled.
I did in fact use a Phillips head screwdriver, hammer, level, and other tools to put these units together.
AND, with IKEA 'picture' instructions!