Last Wednesday we signed escrow, so this coming Tuesday (the 18th) we are getting the keys, and we will be ready for the big move.
This Saturday we went off to Seattle to buy some goodies for the house. Some of them (wooden spoons, some new plates, that kind of thing) we got as Daiso Japan – it is a nice little shop where you can buy this sort of thing very cheap. Items not marked are all $1.50, and other things are a little more (the plates were $3.00). So for $35 we walked out with a bunch of stuff.
A little slower will be buying the furniture and appliances. Through the Microsoft Prime card we can get a nice big discount on the appliances – almost 25%. A lot of other stuff is coming from IKEA – a folding couch bed, dinner table, desks for the study and a couple more things. One thing we are getting from a traditional furniture shop is the couch – that we will get from Modern Design Sofas, who do custom couches. That will take about 10 weeks to deliver (which is twice as long as it took to get the actual house!). Then of course there is the TV – A 40″ Samsung which arrived earlier last week in an absolutely massive box.
The other big thing to happen this week will be some home improvement type stuff. First off is getting a plumber into the kitchen to put in a gas line for the stove and a water line for the ice maker in the fridge. Also, we are tearing up the carpet in the study and painting it, and doing a couple of odd things in the bathroom. That we will do during the evenings etc this week. On Thursday I have booked a U-Haul truck to go down to IKEA and start buying our goodies (I will take that day off so we have a good long while to do that).