Sooooooo – I have the keys!!
I had a major crisis this week when I realised that it was less than three weeks before I move and I don’t even have all the floors in. I did not have the material, let alone someone to put it in. I decided that I want laminate – the living already has a laminate floor. There is a chain of stores that sells laminate, vinyl flooring, carpet and some other stuff – basically any kind of household fabrics and flooring. I looked on the internet and found one not that far away. There is a new one opening right next to my old place – on August 8th – but the old one wasn’t far away other. It’s only that that stupid store was already closed! I have to admit that I got a little mad. Maybe a lot. Thankfully, my colleague knew another one and took me there. Turns out it wasn’t so bad to reach with the train either, so I went there again today. Thankfully they are delivering the stuff too – that was part of the whole issue. I don’t have a car, so transportation is difficult. I could rent a car, but then I would need one that’s big enough, and I also would have to schlep (I love that this word is used in American English according to my dictionary ) all the stuff up to the third floor. Suddenly I realized that I have not enough male friends with cars…
Anyway, I got everything settled today: Laminate (a little darker than the one in the living room for the bedroom and the corridor and a stoney colour for the kitchen), footfall sound insulation, baseboard and clips for attaching it to the walls. And because everyone that it would be easy, I will lay it myself. Has anyone experience with that? I don’t have two left thumbs as we say in Germany when it comes to DIY stuff, but I have never laid floor. I’m a little nervous about it. But luckily both the bedroom and the kitchen have only four corners (the living room has 9!), I am hoping it won’t be too hard.
On Wednesday I checked out another store. Next to it was a store for fitness equipment. I was so fascinated by the spinning bikes. I wanted to know how much they cost (probably a fortune), but I didn’t want to go in, and you couldn’t see the price tags from outside. Anyway, I was inattentive, did not see a step and an unpleasant meeting with the pavement. There was no one around, so the embarrassment was minimal. Still, I think I sprained my ankle a little. Walking longer distances is a little unpleasant, as is taking the stairs. But it’s getting better, I don’t think I did any permanent damage. I hope.
I’ve started packing and sorting stuff out. Long-sleeved clothing and jackets are going to get packed away today – I don’t think I’ll be needing any of that in the next two weeks. It is so unbelievably hot (by German standards). Who would’ve thought that a person can sweat so much just sitting around. I still have way too many books, but I don’t know what to do with them.
The movers will be here at 8.30 on Monday 12th of August, and I hope everything will be done by noon. Considering the amount of furniture I am taking with me, it shouldn’t take too long. My ex still hasn’t asked his mother about the kitchen furniture. I don’t know what’s so difficult about that. When I told him the internet will be switched off, he was pissed too. What did he think, that I would live three weeks without it, just so he can play his stupid games? Keep calm Cookie, just two more weeks.
To the moving experts out there – do you have any tips for me? I could use some Minions. Have you seen Despicable Me 2? I love love love that movie. The minions are soooo cute! And the little girl with her fluffy unicorn too.