Jim's Polka

The life of a former software engineer, now a law student

Monday, September 20, 2004

The New House

The house is great. It's so pretty. Three floors, three bedrooms 3.5 baths. Hardwood floors on the middle floor, where the living room, dining room and kitchen are. All new appliances, all in stainless steel. Gas cooking. Gas fireplace. Excellent location on several major bus routes, including the one to school. I could go on and on.

There are only two real problems. One is that they forgot to put a cable jack in the bedroom that we've decided to use as an office. Whoops. We'll be able to deal with that, but it is an annoying oversight. The other problem is that they built the stairways kinda narrow and with two turns in them. So, the movers weren't able to get the couch up the stairs. It's sitting uselessly in the garage right now. We've built a TV-watching area that we refer to as the "love nest" from a bunch of cushions and a futon (sans frame) acquired from Freecycle. I've been wanting to get a new couch anyway, so this isn't the worst thing that could have happened, but it's something we're going to have to think about when we get a new one, as well. On the bright side, the movers did manage to get the (upright) piano up the stairs. I think I called them heroes for that.

Amazingly, we've managed to unpack almost everything. There's a few boxes of old textbooks waiting to be dealt with, but I'm not in a hurry to unpack those. We've even hung a few things on the walls.

Oh, and a good sign for the neighborhood - when I went to my first class happy hour last week, I found out that the bar they'd chosen was a block and a half away. Not bad at all.