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Why is it that making coffee is so hard to do when you haven't had any coffee yet?

Let's see, I last posted on Friday. What's happened since then?

Of course, our furniture was not delivered. Mike talked to the driver yesterday and he's expecting to arrive tomorrow morning. We'll see what happens. Further delay could be caused by the size of the truck. Right now our stuff is on a giant tractor trailer. If the driver can't get that into the parking lot here, he'll have to go to the main warehouse and swap our stuff out onto a smaller truck. That should only delay until Wednesday afternoon or Thursday. The driver's going to consult with the local warehouse people here, who have experience getting trucks around this neighborhood.

We did a ton of cleaning on Sunday in order to prepare for our delivery. This apartment is big when it's not cluttered up with crap! We need to buy some filing cabinets and other storage items. I am sick of the cardboard boxes we've been using for the last year. And Mike brings papers home from work that get mixed up with papers that are already here, and I pick up all the papers and find a place to stash them; subsequently, Mike's work papers disappear. We find them eventually, but Mike really doesn't need that stress. I need to implement an organizational system.

On Sunday we also did what people in the suburbs are supposed to do with their free time. We shopped. Ikea, Joann's, and Home Depot. We bought a TV bench, fabric for making canopy bed sheers, and more towel racks for the bathroom.

In fun news, we've started some wedding planning. We hope to lock in the date and location very soon and will reveal them once they are certain.


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