Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Making Room for Grumpbump

A few weeks into home ownership and it still feels great!  The cats have definitely settled in and both of them enjoy hanging out by the pool.  The backyard is big enough to let them each have their own corner and Macy stays far away from Delilah.

I managed to unpack all of the kitchen boxes and lined the kitchen selves.  It was hard to decide where everything should go.  I hope I made the right decisions on where to put our plates, dishes, silverware.  I did ask Mr. Grumpbump for his opinion on the placement of everything.  I think it makes logistical sense, which is important when you are searching for the right pot, pan or kitchen tool.

Mr. Grumpbump had to install the over-the-range microwave, but the outlet for the microwave is in a weird spot.  Turns out that we will need to move the outlet (which would require the hiring of an electrician) to the cabinet above the microwave.  We don't have the budget for that right now so the microwave is plugged into an outlet on the side of the range.  For now, I'm hiding the cord by shoving the knife block and toaster in front it.  I can live with it for a while.  

Visible microwave cord
I knitted a grocery bag holder so I could start collecting all my random plastic grocery bags for each dispensing.  The pattern was very easy and I used some of my stash yarn.  It's not the most attractive piece of knitting (looks like a sphincter) but it's very useful.  The pattern is only available on Ravelry.  It's got a ribbing on each end and the lacy middle allows you to stuff the middle with a bunch of grocery bags.

It poops grocery bags

These moving boxes keep multiplying!  My dad is coming over this weekend and he's bringing more!  I have a feeling that I will end up throwing out most of what he is bringing over.  However, I have several boxes of wedding china (it belonged to White, who was my babysitter when I was very young).  I am in desperate need of a china cabinet but I can't afford to purchase one.   

As usual, I leave you with pictures of my favorite cats, Delilah and Macy:

Delilah was not happy to leave the apartment but she's adjusting

Macy hanging out in her cat condo - always a window view for her

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