It’s not so much the endless unpacking and sifting through personal belongings, it’s being unable to find ANYTHING! without a lot of fuss and bother. I missed a workout today because the bike was squealing and I couldn’t find the blasted chain lube. I finally gave up searching and spent another hour and a half unpacking, and lo and behold, it turned up in a box I’d already searched! So tomorrow morning I’m going to tackle the workout again. Late is better than nothing, I suppose, although I’d been looking forward to a day off.
Bought a futon and ottoman to replace the leather couch (which is still taking up space in the garage). It’s a nice futon, dark mahogany frame and quality mattress. Okay, the mattress is a rather nasty shade of green. (We all have our little flaws.) Fortunately, futon covers are cheap and readily available, so as soon as I decide what color it really wants to be, it’s off to the futon shop to buy a new cover. I’ll have to think about it.
Of course, then the coffee table may not go with the new futon (I bought it to go with the black leather couch), but…there’s always Craigslist. I paid $30 for the coffee and end tables, and am sure I can sell it again for more than that, so not too worried.
The new dresser also (theoretically) arrives tomorrow, though I haven’t heard from the place yet, which is not the best of signs. I’m hoping we can pick both of them up at once. Then I need a few shelving units, possibly one bookshelf, and that’s IT.
I’m now about 7/8 of the way unpacked, with the last remaining 1/8 being stuff I can’t unpack until furniture arrives and/or the kitchen gets redone. It’s tedious having all my plates, etc. stuck in boxes, but it’ll be that way for the next month or so while they’re redoing my cabinets. I’ve been told it will be worth the wait. 🙂
Off to bed, perchance to dream of a 1-hour tempo workout in the morning. Trying to train while unpacking is insane.