We took the day away from babysitting to see what we could accomplish.
We drove to Bellevue to the cable place. We had had Logan the cable guy come install the basic cable service for us, and he told us we could get HD and a few more channels for just a few more dollars, so Mike went in and picked up a new box. I can't say it was easy to do. He was on the phone several times before it all came together, but it's nice to have it going. It's funny not to have ESPN stations and some others we were used to, but it's more than we'll need.
We're still getting used to a TV up high, but it's not so bad. And those cords are not as noticeable as they appear. Seems like we need to get a bigger TV. Not!
Second stop was Costco. We heard that Wednesdays were better for shopping there to avoid the crowds, but no one told the people there. We got there about 10 minutes after it opened and could hardly find a parking place.
It was crowded but not unpleasant. I don't go enough to know how to shop there, but we'll try to go at least once a month for some things. The prices up here don't seem to be overall a lot higher than Montgomery, and we don't have the 10% sales tax, so we can still eat. It's going to take some learning to figure out the places to shop and get club cards and coupons and such.
I had ordered several things to make it easier to find things, and this was the one I was looking forward to the most. Eight glorious storage baskets to hold all the cleaning supplies and some groceries.
I filled them up completely and stood back to admire it, closed the door, and later on we heard the crash. The reviewers on Amazon were right when they said you would need to anchor it to the door with screws or the sticky Command hooks.
I had ordered the hooks but was procrastinating on using them. I didn't have to be reminded twice.
Now I think it will stay if we don't do a lot of slamming of the door.
Each bedroom has a closet, including one walk-in, but this hall closet is IT as far as other storage.
It will be good to keep those pesky things that get lost so easily. Appliance instructions, batteries, labels, light bulbs, etc. Again, I need some nice labels.
Laundry room is coming along.
Earlier in the week:
In progress. It's hard not to add shelves and hang things like when you own a house.
It looks like I should have a clean house with all those cleaners, but I had sets of cleaning supplies in 3 bathrooms, the kitchen, the laundry room, and the garage before.
Now I have to reluctantly go see how our one clothing closet looks since Mike has been unloading his "stuff" tonight.
This is how it looked last week:
I'm so proud of the Christmas cactus that made it all the away across the country in a loaded down car and in freezing temperatures at times. It seems to like it here fine.
Oh, almost forgot my little coffee pot which came today also.
I think it will do fine for 2 cups of coffee at a time (makes 5 but not really). We need the counter space, and this seems perfect.
I can't wait to get to the sewing room when the storage units get up here, but that's a little scary too.
Back to babysitting tomorrow, and it will be good to get away from organizing a little while. I have Graysen some lovely strawberries to take for her lunch.