Our stuff arrived yesterday! We have no idea where to put it all! As you can see in the "before" photo, we had a reasonable amount of stuff that arrived a few weeks ago from our D.C. apartment. Now we have an overflow and will be making a large contribution to Goodwill. Or the dumpster.
The movers unpacked some of the boxes--dishes and some clothes and a few others--so they could take the boxes and packing paper with them. But we ran out of space for everything else, so decided it was best to keep it in boxes for now.
Last night we ran the dishwasher 3 times, on light wash, to clean up our dishes that have been in storage for the last year. I have some to handwash, but for the most part, "The dishes are done, man." We rearranged the boxes in the living room so we could actually see the tv from the couch and we watched Jean Cousteau's Gray Whale Obstacle Course and Project Runway--both excellent shows for large-screen viewing.
Today my assignments include filling at least one bookcase with books, throwing out trash, and setting up the computer in the new office space.
In other news, there was apparently a minor earthquake near Berkeley this morning. I was half-asleep at the time, and I don't think I felt it. Grendel jumping from the counter to the floor is about the same magnatude as a minor earthquake, so I may have become immune to the shaking.