My container arrived. My container arrived! MY CONTAINER ARRIVED!!!!!!
Sorry, I’m just really excited.
We packed up our things in mid-November and moved in with my mom. The shipping company was supposed to send the container in mid-December but due to one thing or another it didn’t leave until the beginning of March. Six weeks on the water and a week in customs and the truck arrived at our apartment yesterday.
My apartment went from this:
I started unpacking yesterday and have managed 8 boxes. I’m specifically trying to do the kitchen first as that is what the majority of the boxes are. So far I have unpacked the following from those 8 boxes:
- A gazillion coffee mugs.
- Whiskey glasses.
- Hot chocolate glasses.
- Salad bowls.
- Glass serving platters and bowls.
- My milk crockery.
- Ceramic serving platters and cake stands.
- Half a tea set.
- My meat pots and pans.
- A rolling pin and a baking tray.
- My kitchen scale.
- The bread bin.
- A stove top whistling kettle.
- My handheld blender.
- A variety of serving spoons.
- A knife block and knives.
- The Nespresso machine.
- An unused 2011 diary (??) and a single Nespresso pod. (These were wrapped up in a ton of paper, all very carefully).
- Various other small bobs and bits.
That’s about a quarter of my kitchen unpacked. I had to stop because the rest of the kitchen boxes are either too heavy for me to move closer to the kitchen or buried under other boxes. I have to do the kitchen first as that is the majority of the boxes and I can’t move the cabinets and bookshelf into place in the lounge until the majority of the boxes are gone. Only then can I unpack the rest of the things that go into the cabinets. Its like working on a giant Rubik’s Cube, trying to make all the pieces fit in the right order. Paul and I don’t work on Fridays so when the kids are at school we will delve into the boxes and hopefully make a huge dent tomorrow.
One of the things I unpacked is my ‘work’ coffee mug. A client gave this mug to me as part of a Christmas gift in my first ever job. That was almost 15 years ago and this mug has come to work with me wherever I have been. I swear my coffee tasted better this morning in my ‘work’ mug.