Saturday, February 18, 2012

Getting Settled In

Look what we found on our doorstep when we got home yesterday!

Yummy Buckeye themed treats from Ty's mom. I never turn down a tin full of sweets :)

We've spent the past few weeks getting settled and learning our new city. I joined YNPN San Diego (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) which has been a great way to meet new people, and their events are held at different restaurants around the city which is a great way for us to try new places. We've also been going on tons of walks around Pacific Beach (remember this?), spending time at the beach, and Ty started a new job!

I've also done a little cooking here and there that I can't wait to share, I made a really easy and very tasty veggie, bean and lentil soup last week as well as sweet potatoes hash browns! I still haven't gotten to break out many of my new kitchen gadgets though. Our living room is pretty much the only room in the house that is fully functional. Unpacking sucks, but eventually we have to do it! We spent a few weekends scrubbing our new place down and unpacking most of the important stuff.

Here's a little tour of the downstairs of our new apartment:

The fridge was a little funky, it needed a good scrubbing!

Living room before we filled it with furniture and boxes.

Basher was SO helpful during the moving process.

Uh. Dining Room?

Kitchen/Dining Room. I promise it doesn't look like that anymore!

Living room, we have unpacked most of this at this point!

We've actually made a lot of progress since I took those pictures a few weeks ago. The thing is, before we moved out here we were house-sitting in a sense at my aunt's house. Since her house was fully furnished, the majority of our stuff stayed in storage for over a year. What's left to unpack is pretty much crap we don't need, but it still needs to be gone through and sorted into what we want to keep, sell, donate, or throw away. I happen to LOVE cleaning out junk like that, one of my favorite TLC shows of all time was Clean Sweep. Ty is the opposite, he hates getting rid of things! He's not a hoarder by any means, but definitely has pack rat tendencies. I think I can safely say that what is in those unpacked boxes is 90% his, he just needs a little motivation to get it out of here!

It's a 3 day weekend for me so while Ty is off playing beach volleyball today, I'm working on a few blog posts and my grad school application (yikes!) before meeting up with a few girls I met through YNPN this afternoon. We're getting a knitting lesson from our friend Andrea who started this cute nonprofit Yarning 4 Youth. We figured if we're going to get together to drink wine and chat, we could help Andrea out in the process!

Any tips on getting motivated to finish unpacking??