The remodel of the lower level of our home is complete, and now we are setting up housekeeping. We're frequent flyers on Amazon these days. Here's what we've ordered for our new place.
7/29 - 8 flush-mount ceiling lights. Operate on dimmer switches. Wonderful light for dark days.
7/30 - Armarket cat bed - exactly like Larisa's bed in Tucson. So far she has not slept in it at all.
8/7 - Aposen cordless vacuum cleaner. Like the one in Tucson, it's easy to clean the vinyl plank flooring.
8/13 - Keurig classic coffeemaker
8/15 - Cuisinart cast-iron double burner - because the municipal code in our small city doesn't allow two dwellings in a single structure on a property with less than 20,000 square feet, and "kitchen" is defined as a range with a vent. So we have a wet bar with everything else.
8/15 - KitchenAid dual convection counter toaster oven
8/19 - Heavy duty clothing garment rack. No closet in the tiny bedroom, we hang clothes on this rack in the bathroom.
8/22 - Bed sheet set. We had to buy a new queen bed, since the two queens we had are in use by our tenants upstairs. We've rehomed a double and two twin beds.
8/22 - Fitted mattress pad, queen
8/22 - Lightweight quilt coverlet, oversized queen
8 /22 - Set of two pillows
9/9 - Bi-fold fitness mat - for physical therapy exercises over vinyl plank floors.
9/13 - Waterproof wireless doorbell kit - for new downstairs entrance
9/21 - 3-piece set of kitchen cutting boards
9/22 - digital bathroom scale
9/22 - Set of four woven storage boxes, teal. In an attempt to keep desktop and tabletop clutter corraled
9/22 - Power cord cable for downstairs TV - tenants are using the old one upstairs
9/22 - AC/DC adapter for CPAP cleaner; I brought my smaller machine along
9/24 - Commercial plastic cutting board - the other three are "too small"
9/26 - Noise-reduction headphones for TV watching when the other person is reading close by
9/26 - Toilet brush set. A brush in a plastic container won't cut it for a new bathroom layout
9/28 - iPhone case for the new, larger phone that replaced the one I dropped in the toilet
9/30 - 16-piece set of drinking glasses
9/30 - 36-piece kitchen utensil set
9/30 - 45-piece flatwear cutlery set
9/30 - Set of six porcelain salad pasta bowls
10/1 - Five decorative glass bowls, teal - to warm up the room
10/1 - Tissue box cover - new bathroom
10/2 - Cuisinart 6-piece steak knife set
10/4 - Expanding file folder, teal - setting up the desk
10/4 - Pen holder, teal
10/7 - Two more sets of woven storage boxes, teal. They appear to be working to contain the clutter.
10/10 - Electric stapler.
10/10 - Box of standard staples
10/11 - Two oil-filled electric radiator heaters
And from other stores:
1 8x10 rug for living room
1 sofa-back table
2 end tables
1 TV console
1 small dining room table and four chairs
1 sleeper sofa with matching loveseat
1 5x8 rug for entryway
1 coffee table with lifting surface
I have never spent money like this in my life. We're like not-starting-out-poor newlyweds.
It is nearly finished, I think. And in two weeks we return to Tucson, leaving this nice little apartment vacant for six months. Probably. Maybe. Who knows?