Cody and I have still been searching thrift stores daily looking for furniture. Poor Cody is so discouraged. He wants results NOW. Finding something at the thrift store is all about LUCK. The selection isn't really great because we live in a small town. I am starting to come to the reality that we will probably have to buy new.
No store in the world seems to sell WHITE TV stands! I don't want black brown, I decorate in WHITE! IKEA is a 2 hour drive from where we live and I know that when I walk through the doors I better be ready to drop at least $500! I have decided that I want the BESTÅ BURS TV stand. It is way more they I ever wanted to spend, but in the long run it offers a lot of storage and I simply just LOVE it.
Anyways, back to my story of our stuff. We only had the 10x10 storage unit that I crammed all our furniture and belongings into. It should of come in one shipment. Instead the driver brought half of it on it a Sunday. Since he brought it on a Sunday that meant he had no help to unload it! This should NEVER happen. The Air Force pays these moving companies good money to do this. Cody and I shouldn't have to touch our own stuff. Plus, you can ask the movers to unpack everything if you want them to. Well not us!!! Instead Cody busted his butt pulling totes of things on a cart up the stairs to our 2nd floor apartment. I carried many of my own items up the stairs. We turned into the movers!!!
I wouldn't be so upset if we had gotten ALL of our stuff! I am missing all my bookcases, so I have piles of things laying around waiting for placement. Then to make things worse, Cody calls the moving company about getting the rest of our stuff and they say," Well we have it marked down as delivered. " They had no idea that we hadn't got ALL of our stuff and had no idea where the rest was. This is one of those moments when you realize in life that if you want something done right you do it yourself!!! Now I wish we would of just went with renting a UHAUL and doing it ourselves. The current status of my stuff, is that it is still sitting in a warehouse in Ohio. (Thank god it's not at someone else's house or in Germany!) Now we just wait. I did decorate our kitchen with Teapots, Pyrex, Disney and Alice in Wonderland items. I will post pictures soon.
If you just read this novel, you are awesome. Thanks. :)