Woohoo! We got the keys to the house finally!
I got them in the afternoon and we went to check out the house which is now officially ours later that day.
We met one of our next door neighbors during that visit and her son and his children.
Her son’s house had apparently burned down so they were staying there until they got a rental lined up.
Pretty weird stuff, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.
We learned a little bit more about the neighborhood too.
The other next door neighbor house is apparently a boarding house for UC Davis students.
We journeyed over to Ikea the next day to buy some furniture things.
We got a new bed frame for our new bedroom. The old frame will be going in the guest room.
We got some stuff for our second bathroom and we also got some curtains.
There was an unfortunate problem with all the curtains at Ikea. Every single one of them was at least eight feet long. This is an industry standard I guess.
We’ll have to cut and hem the curtains, but given how wide they are, we’ll need a sewing machine for that.
My wife is dreading asking her mom for the sewing machine because when she was a teenager she adamantly refused a sewing machine as a gift, stating that she “would never need it.”
Well… Now we do!
Maybe we can borrow one from my family instead. Or just buy one. Hemming those curtains by hand would be a nightmare.
And what would such a fun weekend be like without something going wrong! The hottest day of winter happened and we weren’t dressed appropriately (stupid Californians wearing sweaters in 65 degree weather!). We were unable to move as much stuff as we wanted to because of this.
Next things on the agenda, assemble what furniture we did get from Ikea and start moving as much as can from our apartment to the new house before spring break when we get my wife’s parents to come up and help with the big items.