I had quite a few tasks to get accomplished today and thankfully got everything done that I wanted to. This morning after my walk with Ayla, I ordered a new trash container to be delivered to the farm. We decided that we’ll take the trash in the garage here to the farm and use that container instead of ordering another small container at the house. Then I packed everything up and went over to the farm to make sure all the workers were there and progress was being made. Thankfully the painters were there already and starting to remove the textured wall paper from the living room walls and ceiling. That is a pretty huge task which is definitely going to take some time since it’s two guys doing it but hopefully with in the next couple of days they will get everything off and be able to paint at the end of the week just in time for us to start moving stuff in.
We were concerned about there not being any hot water pipes in the kitchen for the sink and such but Macky is going to install a water heater for us under the sink since it would be inefficient to pull the hot water from the house system being that it’s not incredibly far away. The guys seem to be making progress on the bathroom as well and I’m really hoping they call soon about the delivery of the shower.
After visiting the farm, I headed over to IKEA to pick up the oven, door grips (which will make using the kitchen cabinets quite a bit easier) and the furniture for the bathroom upstairs. Unfortunately, the smaller cabinet we were intending to use to balance out the kitchen cabinets doesn’t come in the same finish as our kitchen so we’re going to have to come up with something there…what we’re not really sure of yet but it’s one of our lessor worries at the moment. This IKEA was also missing the cabinet which goes under the sink for the bathroom so I will eventually need to hit up another IKEA store sometime this week which is supposed to have the cabinet in stock.
Then it was back to the farm to drop everything off (except the oven which I barely got in the truck myself and will certainly need some help to get it into the farm) and off to Hornbach. I needed to pick up a furniture dolly to make the move go a bit smoother and quicker and a couple wardrobe boxes to move our clothes in.
I couldn’t believe how well Ayla was taking all the stops this time around. She slept pretty much the entire time, whether I was driving or in the store or wherever. Again I have to be thankful for such an easy-going dog.
I’m back at the house finally and going to try to get a few more boxes packed and see if there’s anything else I can cross off my list of To Do’s. Tomorrow will be another full day as the container should be delivered in the morning and I figure I’ll start moving some of the stuff from the horse stalls into the barn and attic so we can use that room for storage of a few things if we need to…and because most of that stuff really doesn’t need to be in there. If not that room, I’ll probably end up trying to rearrange stuff in Storage Rooms A, B & C which are a bit of a mess now and there’s quite a bit of space that’s not being used very well. But regardless of what I end up doing, I will most likely just need to make sure I keep on moving because it’s quite cold again here in Germany. We’ve got temps below freezing at night and around 45 during the day…and since the heaters still need to be blown out at the house to get rid of any stoppages, many of the doors are being left open because of the dust being created while these guys are working, and
because of the number of people working, it’s just not comfortable for me to hang out there and wait for the container guy to show up, which could be anywhere from 9 am until noon.
Once that task is completed, I may travel to the other IKEA to pick up the sink cabinet since I want Macky to mount that for us if possible…and the more pieces of the bathroom we have here and completed, the better our chances are that it will be finished when we move in.
There’s still quite a few boxes to be packed all over the place as well so I guess I’ll fill up the last of the boxes we have here and make a trip to OBI eventually for more boxes….but at least the list of things to get done is growing shorter and the number of things left to pack is getting smaller.