August 08, 2007

Moving Along Towards Settlement

More is starting to take shape up here in Seattle. Erik and I finally decided on a place to live. It's a nice 1200 sq. ft. two-bedroom apartment unit under seven miles from where we both work. We're set to start our lease a week from tomorrow, but the moving company won't be delivering our stuff from storage until that following Monday, so the move will be a bit protracted (we, unfortunately, couldn't push the move-in day any further out).

In the meantime, we've been driving around, desperately, trying to find furnishings for our new place. We've purchased a really neat couch and overstuffed chair from La-Z-Boy, but we have no idea when it's due to arrive - could be three weeks, could be six. Ah, the wonders of 21st century order tracking! For the last few days we've been trying to find chairs that wouldn't clash too much with the dining table we liked. This evening we finally tracked down some good ones at Target, and that was a huge relief. The only others we found that I actually liked cost over $350 per chair! Furniture is expensive! Who knew?!?

Today we also found a coffee table with some smaller nesting tables (from Cost Plus World Market) that we both really like, and I think we've nailed down a tv stand (from Dania) and some desks/bookshelves (from Ikea) as well. So things in the home furnishings department are pretty good.

I start work next Monday, which doesn't give us a whole lot of time to get other things squared away. And on top of that, I have an introduction meeting with someone at a post facility tomorrow that was set up months ago that I completely forgot about. I wanted to cancel it, since I've already secured a job, but it's too late now, so it might be a tad awkward. And then this weekend we have a day squared away to head over to Bainbridge Island. We're going to visit with some of Erik's relatives up here and have dinner with them. It'll be nice to dine with some other people!


posted by julie at August 8, 2007 09:17 PM

things people have said

Congrats on finding an apartment and a job. You guys are pulling everything together really well. Good luck getting all of the furniture and getting the place to look like you want it to look.

so said: Karin Herman at August 8, 2007 10:53 PM



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