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Once again: Of the Good, Of the Bad.

Good: I have MOVED. Which is to say, all my shit is IN MY HOUSE, and I have cleaned (where "cleaned" = "lightly vacuumed") my old apartment and turned over the keys.

Bad: I have not, of course, actually unpacked, in any organized, systematic way. OH HELL NO. Instead, I have done that thing where you say "Coffee filters! Where the HELL are the coffee filters?" and you randomly toss-search all the various boxes of kitchen stuff, flinging contents hither and yon, until you uncover the coffee filters. And next up is "Socks! Clean socks!" or "Dental floss! Where is it??" or whatever, and the house fills up with randomly-flung stuff from boxes, and OH DEAR FREAKING GOD THE CHAOS THE CHAOS. (Plus also I am roughly half-done with painting the kitchen, which means the kitchen is filled not only with randomly-flung stuff, but also with paint cans, paint brushes, paint rollers, paint roller trays, dropcloths, putty knives, etc. etc. etc. etc.).

Good: I am so very deeply, happily in love with my new washer and dryer. They are computerized and electronic and made by Samsung, and when you power them up they sing you a little song, a sort of electronic tweeeedle-twee, tweeedle-tooo, just like a Roomba or a Tivo. Plus stuff comes out wrinkle-free, and they have Vibration Reduction Technology, and -- yeah. Looove.

Bad: Someday I shall actually figure out how my house's programmable thermostat works. Preferably, someday SOON, for I weary of waking up, shivering, in a house that is in the high 50s.

Good: This is the first time I've lived in a detached single-family dwelling in TWENTY YEARS, and I am intoxicated with the wild freedom of being able to -- put music on and play it WITHOUT HEADPHONES!! Walk around without worrying about OMG am I treading too noisily??!? Sing in the shower at the top of my voice and NOT WORRY ABOUT ANNOYING THE NEIGHBORS. (I believe my current inclination to BREAK OUT THE CAPSLOCK ON ALL OCCASIONS is not unrelated to my current bliss at being able to LIVE OUT LOUD for the first time in so, so long.)

Bad: Much of the noise I am actually currently making is me coughing my lungs out. I am very ready to be DONE with coughing. Alas, the coughing, it is not ready to be done with me. Also, I have been falling into bed at 6:30 p.m., feeling like I've been hit by a train, which is not helping out with the unpacking, to say nothing of the goddamned half-finished kitchen painting.

There is more, but I'm going off now to (a) see if I can actually FIND the dental floss this time, (b) fall into bed, (c) cough and cough and cough, (d) sleep.

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Date: 2009-10-15 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blacksquirrel.livejournal.com
Yay!!!! I mean, clearly your are very busy and have lots to do and slightly sick for which I prescribe honey, but still, \o/ Yay!!!! You in your house!

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Date: 2009-10-15 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] umbo.livejournal.com
Congrats on the successful move, and here's hoping the unpacking gets better soon!


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Date: 2009-10-15 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurashapiro.livejournal.com
I am...happy and sad for you! What a rollercoaster. But how delightful it must be to be in your very own house that you own and can be loud in. (:

I wish I were there to help you paint, unpack, and organize. I'm scarily good at stuff like that.

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Date: 2009-10-15 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] black-bird-777.livejournal.com
My washer and dryer remain some of the favorite parts of living in a house. I still introduce them to everyone who comes over. Congratulations - have a great time in your house!

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Date: 2009-10-15 11:11 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] akite.livejournal.com
We had to go on line and find the manual for our programable thermostat. We still don't have the hang of it, but we have it set on one temperature for summer and one for winter and that's it.

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Date: 2009-10-15 11:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heresluck
HOUSE! I remember all too well the chaos and frenzy of moving -- hell, I'm *still* dealing with some of the chaos (doors to the top kitchen cabinets? still not painted!) -- but I am vicariously reveling in your HOUSE all the same. Yay for playing music without headphones! (And I do hope the cough runs its course soon...)

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Date: 2009-10-15 01:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vagabondage.livejournal.com


Let yourself get well before you start worrying about unpacking and finishing painting. For now, just revel in the good stuff!!!

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Date: 2009-10-15 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brooklinegirl.livejournal.com
I am SO GLAD you are IN! You are IN, KAT! IN YOUR OWN HOUSE! WITH NO NEIGHBORS! And - all of your stuff in disarray, but still: IN! *twirls you carefully* SUCH GOOD NEWS - now I want pictures of the TRAGIC MESS before you unclutter! *beams and claps*!

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Date: 2009-10-15 01:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rustler.livejournal.com
Yay house! If it makes you feel any better, I've been in my house for 13 years and I'm still not organized. :)

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Date: 2009-10-15 01:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] the-shoshanna.livejournal.com
Oh my god, having a washer and dryer on the premises is quite possibly the SINGLE BEST THING about having a house, for me.

Uh, yay that you have no neighbors who will complain about your noisy coughing?

I remain thrilled for you!

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Date: 2009-10-15 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexfandra.livejournal.com
I remember dancing around my living room shortly after moving in, and actually wondering for a split second if I was disturbing the neighbors below before remembering that there was nothing but a crawl space under my feet. Boy, did I crank up the music then!

Congratulations and have a blast!

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Date: 2009-10-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tracy-rowan.livejournal.com
I've been here EIGHTEEN FUCKING MONTHS and I still haven't finished unpacking. Jesus.

On the bright side, I discovered today that the people who bought my old place have, in eighteen months, never realized that the front door key and the back door key are one and the same. I'm actually feeling kind of smug right about now.


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