anywho..... before the summer started and we headed out to NC Chase and I packed up all of our belongings (which I might add fit into TWO Honday Civic car loads) and unpacked them into the smallest storage unit available.
SO as you may or may not be able to imagine when we arrived here a few days ago it did not take us long to drag all of our belongings up the flight of stairs into our brand spanking new apartment.
The next few days went as follows
First of all we had a blast going through wedding gifts for the THIRD time. The best part about it was that we actually got to open them for use:)
Then to my delight WE BUILT A FORT!
That night we went to the store for a few basic things we needed and did not have. i.e a vacuum cleaner, shower curtain, dish detergent etc...THAT was when I started to get worried...
there we were looking at shower curtain LINERS in Walmart. The first 10 min of Chase debating which shower curtain LINER was best for us was fairly funny. When it started to drag on closer to 20 min (As Chase would say he is very thorough) I started to get extremely worried about what the next day had in store for us. The next day was the day we planned on shopping for and acquiring most of the furniture we needed for our apartment... things like a bed, couches, desk and so on. I felt myself starting to panic, stores like IKEA take long enough when you don't plan on buying anything and I was going in unarmed and a little unprepared.
Luckily I could channel my thoughts towards the awesome fort that Chase and I were going to sleep in that night. I was so sure that I was never going to have a better nights sleep. After all I was finally getting Chase to sleep in a legit fort with me.
TURNS OUT I am getting old. Don't get me wrong of course it was not to bad...after all we were in a fort... that I built... BUT I will not claim that night to be the best nights sleep I have ever had.
so let me fast forward past biting the bullet and renting a budget truck, our 6 hour shopping spree in IKEA, and the 2 hours in Ashley furniture (did I mention losing my cell phone in a couch) to the down side of IKEA's inexpensive attractive easy to get home furniture.
YOU HAVE TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER YOURSELF
which I'll admit the first 6 hours of that is not even that bad. You feel fairly accomplished when you put together a side table, dresser, couch, chair, lamps, and help with a tv stand. It's just that after your thumb prints wear off you really don't feel like doing it anymore... I probably am just a baby though I have not heard Chase complain this whole time.
I do have to say though the last few days Chase and I really have had a lot of fun... It's been fun to work hard side by side and to laugh with him. I love that guy
and here is a sneak peak we are not completely finished but its looking good so far:)
(oh and I just took these pictures and did not even try to be artistic, not to mention its dark out)