Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone. Moving day went great! In fact, it might have been the least stressful moving day I’ve ever experienced. Of course I’m chalking that up to the decision of hiring professional movers for the furniture. Completely, totally, utterly worth every penny.
I’ll post more photos when I’m fully moved in and settled, but for now, here’s a peek:
getting ready to move the couches out of the apartment
squeezing the couches through the front door
This Civil War-era bed has been mine since I was a little girl, and it was my mom’s before that. Grandpa Sterling found it at a farm auction in Iowa back in the ’60s. If you look closely at the bottom of the headboard, you can see the knobs that used to anchor the ropes that held the mattress. Mom used to have “rope-pulling parties” to tighten the ropes before Grandpa added slats and a mattress board.
obviously the best moving truck ever
it’s amazing how little space your stuff actually takes up in one of those huge moving vans!
hello, let me take up the entire block
front porch (arguably a room of the house, and the place I’ll probably spend most of my time)
dining room alcove
it was a beautiful day – 80 degrees and partly cloudy. perfect for moving.
and, the irises in the front yard finally graced us with their presence!
the most amazing bouquet of flowers I’ve ever seen (check out those orange ones!), from my colleagues at NCG
flowers from my garden
Cookbooks are ready to go! Dishes and food, not so much.