stuff

Today is more unpacking. I don’t know exactly what I did, but my pinky knuckle has been hurting since we moved, so I took off my wedding and engagement rings so I could buddy tape my pinky finger to my ring finger. This is the first time I’ve taken them off since I first put my wedding ring on behind the engagement ring. (I was wearing it wrong for a while.) My engagement ring is too small for me, so I think I’m going to have to get it resized.

Meantime, there’s still loads of unpacking to do, and most of it falls on me, since my husband works and I don’t right now. It’s daunting but we’ll get there.

I have recently made the switch from coffee to tea because I panicked and thought I might have arthritis, and saw that tea was better for inflammation than coffee. I am not so panicked about arthritis anymore, but i am still sticking with it, and generally enjoying the tea. plus it removes some calories from my diet, because i put milk or cream in my coffee, but not in my tea.

the cats are all very lovy right now, but also very needy. they constantly follow me around, demanding pets, laps, and treats. even curly, who never cared about treats before, is crazy about them lately. It makes it hard to get anything done when I’ve got three little furry children demanding love.

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A few random house things

So first of all, I fixed the broken desk. It broke when the movers tried to move it. It was my fault though, because I left the drawers full of stuff. Anyway, it was an easy fix, because it just came apart at a seam, so I just had to get the pieces back together, put some glue, and a couple of nails, and we were good to go.

Next, we got the hubbin’s desk and chair put together last night.

The house is still a mess of boxes and and whatnot. My hands have been aching since the move. I think I overdid it. Not sure if my knuckles are sprained, or if it’s arthritis, or what. Trying to take it easy today, and turned the heat on, which seems to help a bit.

I think I’ve been watching too much HGTV lately, so I’m thinking about all these cool renovation things we could do to make the house nicer. I’ve been thinking about putting in a tile countertop. Hubbin didn’t like the idea, but I think putting in large tiles could look really nice. I’m going to show him some pictures and see if I can bring him around. I’m hoping he’s picturing the old small tile with all the grout issues and whatnot, and if I show him how nice it could be, he’ll be on board with the idea. Anyway, this is a far-off project. we’ve got a lot more pressing things to deal with first.

I really want to get a garbage disposal. We’ve only cooked two meals here, and I already miss having one. Hopefully we can get that in the next few weeks.

In general, I’m feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff we need to get done, but we’ll get there.

house stuff

We (me and my husband) recently bought a house. We ripped a smelly gross old carpet out of the dining room, to find mostly nice old wood floors that we think are the original ones, which is really cool. Our house was built in 1887. The problem is that a previous owner drove several screws into it for some reason. Last night, we tried to drive them in a little more, and cover them with wood putty. I sanded the putty down today and used some Old English polish/scratch cover/stain stuff to try and get it to match. Some of them look fine now, but others didn’t go down far enough, so the would putty is an obvious little bit sticking up, and it looks like there’s some gunk stuck to the floor.

I’m frustrated about this because I really want these floors to look nice. Maybe I should take the screws out and then fill the holes with wood putty, but I’m worried that the screws were there for a reason, so I’m hesitant to pull them out. I don’t want to spend too much more time on this right now, because there’s a lot of stuff I need to get done today so we can start moving in this weekend.

On the plus side, we got our appliances yesterday, and the fridge and stove are set up. Still have to set up the dishwasher, but I’m really excited to have appliances. Well, back to work.